Serious Injury Lawyer – Offshore Helicopter Accidents

 Jones Act Attorneys

As widely respected, internationally known lawyers for oil rig workers and others who work at sea, we have handled numerous personal injury and fatality cases arising from offshore helicopter accidents. We are intensely familiar with various forms of negligence that can lead to such tragic events, and well prepared to investigate and evaluate your case for recovering monetary compensation.

Directly relevant knowledge of aircraft manufacturing and maintenance, aviation issues, and the laws intended to protect aircraft passengers and maritime workers is absolutely essential to pursuing your claim after an offshore helicopter accident. We encourage you to call or e-mail us today if you have suffered injuries yourself, lost a family member, or are an attorney who wants skilled representation for your client.

Advocates for Injured Maritime Workers and Other Helicopter Crash Victims

At Raizner Slania, our ability to prepare and vigorously pursue offshore helicopter personal injury and wrongful death claims encompasses:

  • Crashes and violent forced landings, “auto rotation” water landings involving oil rig or other maritime crew members being transported to or from their vessel by helicopter — potentially covered by the Jones Act or other specific federal or state laws
  • Injuries suffered on medical helicopters or in crashes occurring when a maritime worker needs emergency evacuation due to an offshore injury or serious illness
  • Injuries and death when disaster strikes during a crew change flight or weather evacuation
  • Crashes and forced landings due to engine failure, fire, rotor malfunctions, and component part failures
  • Incidents involving bird strikes resulting in catastrophic damage to the windshield, chin bubble, skylight, and ingestion into aircraft engines
  • Weather related incidents involving pilot and operator decisions to take off and fly in inclement conditions

The causes of offshore helicopter accidents are diverse and often complex, ranging from weather, maintenance problems, and equipment failure to pilot error related to inadequate training.

We have been successful proving negligence and liability on the part of:

  • Helicopter operators serving the oil and shipping industries along the Gulf Coast and elsewhere throughout the world
  • Aircraft manufacturers such as Bell Helicopter and Sikorsky
  • Component part manufacturers, whether specialty manufacturers or large multinational companies such as engine manufacturers like GE or Rolls Royce

Based in the Gulf Coast and Handling Offshore Accident Cases Worldwide

At Raizner Slania, we recognize the pressing needs of the injured and their families, and we strive to expedite your case and achieve monetary compensation. Whether you are grieving a family member or coping with head injuries, spinal injuries, chemical or fire related burns, or other severe consequences after an offshore helicopter accident, we are here to help. Please contact us to speak with a proven trial lawyer who has substantial experience handling aviation and serious personal injury cases.