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Any U.S. seaman with an offshore injury claim, or occupational illness may be protected under the Jones Act. If unsafe work conditions played any role whatsoever in the seaman’s sickness or injury, he or she might qualify for financial compensation due to employer negligence.
Under admiralty law, unsafe conditions on a vessel may include:
- Equipment failure
- Grease/oil/water on the ship’s deck
- Poorly maintained equipment
- Assault by or negligence on the part of a coworker
- Improper training of the ship’s crew
- Dangerous work methods
- Failure to provide crew members with proper equipment needed for routine job duties
The statute of limitations for filing a Jones Act claim, many of the offshore injury claims, is three years, other maritime claims may be less, so don’t wait — We want to help YOU!
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There are numerous offshore vessels, and many qualify their crew for ‘Jones Act’ status. Ed Kramer of the injuredGo.com Personal Injury Law Firm has years of experience handling these cases and is familiar with Offshore work. If you have an offshore injury, contact us today for a FREE consultation.
The types of offshore vessels are numerous and can be classified into four main groups:
- Oil Exploration and Drilling Vessels
- Offshore Support Vessels
- Offshore Production Vessels
- Construction/Special Purpose Vessels
Each of this category comprises of a variety of ships.
Oil Exploration and Drilling Vessels
Oil exploration vessels, help in exploration and drilling of oil at high seas. This activity usually occurs in the Gulf of Mexico for seaman living along the Gulf rim. The main types of exploration vessels are:
Offshore Support Vessels
There are many offshore vessels that provide the ‘lifeblood’ of the drilling operations. It is dangerous work, and these vessels provide the necessary manpower and technical reinforcement required so that the operational processes in the high seas can continue without any interruptions. These vessels are called as ‘offshore support vessels.’
- Anchor Handling Tug Vessel (AHTV)
- Seismic Vessel
- Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs)
- Well Intervention Vessel
- Accommodation Ships
Offshore Production Vessels
Offshore production vessels are those vessels that help in the production processes in the drilling units in the Gulf of Mexico. FPSOs (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading) can be used as an example of this type of offshore ship.
- Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO)
- Single Point Anchor Reservoir (SPAR) platform
- Shuttle Tankers
- Tension Leg Platform (TLP)
Offshore Construction / Special Purpose Vessels
These type of vessels include those that provide anchorage and tugging assistance and those kinds of ships that help in the positioning of deep sub-water cable and piping lines.
Main types are:
In addition to these, those variances of ships that provide aid in case of any emergencies occurring on the high seas and those types of vessels that undertake to research and analyzing activities in the high seas are also included under the offshore vessels’ classification.
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If you are ready to pursue justice for yourself, InjuredGo.com, is ready to help. Baton Rouge personal injury attorney Ed Kramer handles all types of personal injury claims, including admiralty, and maritime cases. InjuredGo.com Law Firm, LLC has several locations for your convenience, all requiring an advance appointment. If you would like to discuss your case, call or email today for a free consultation at (225) 933-1500.