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Oil Rig Explosions

Oil Rig Explosion Attorney

Have you been injured in an oil rig explosion?

How do these offshore explosions occur and what leads to fires on tankers, oil platforms, and other offshore vessels? One of the most common sources of injury and death in the oil and gas industry is oil rig explosions. Because oil is a highly flammable substance and offshore workers are continually in contact with large machinery and other chemicals, there are many factors that can play a role in a fire or explosions. From poor maintenance of pipelines to malfunctioning ventilations systems, seawater corrosion of equipment, unsafe use of blowing torches, defective drilling equipment, and more, there is a potential for a fire or explosion every single day.

About Oil Rig Explosions

Here at Gene Toscano, Inc., we are uniquely qualified to help you seek justice and compensation. Our experienced legal team are proud to stand up for the rights of those who were victimized in this tragic accident and we continue to protect the victims of all who suffer injury or death because of an oil rig explosion.

Common Causes of Explosions

It was reported that over 40 major injuries and 107 injuries classified as "over-3-days" occurred during the 2010-2011 time frame, and many of these injuries were as the result of explosions and fires. The common causes of explosions include oil rig fires, blowouts, equipment failure, and negligence, and our firm will help you determine the exact cause of your injuries.

Oil Rig Explosion Injuries

Oil rig explosions can cause serious burn injuries, broken bones, suffocation, head trauma, and even fatalities. Thankfully, the law protects the rights of those who are injured and the families of those who are killed in these tragic accidents regardless of how minor or severe their injuries may be.

Violation of Safety Regulations

The violation of safety regulations is one of the key factors in causing explosions, fires, and other accidents onboard oil rigs and platforms. This was the case in the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill when BP aggressively reduced their efforts in the area of safety by using outdated equipment and overworking employees in order to cut costs, and it happens frequently in the other areas of the oil and gas industry as well.

Wrongful Death

Has your loved one suffered wrongful death in an oil rig explosion? This may have been the result of negligence, the violation of safety regulations, or a number of other reasons, and you may have the right to seek compensation on the behalf of your loved one. Financial compensation may be recovered under the Jones Act, the Death on the High Seas Act, or other laws.

Call an experienced oil rig explosion attorney today!

When you call Gene Toscano Inc. about an accident on an offshore oil rig or platform, you will benefit from our insight and caring legal representation. We will fight tirelessly to recover the monetary damages you deserve from lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of support, mental anguish, and more. We have a proven record of success in handling these cases. Our team has been involved in some of the most complex offshore injury cases over the years, and we have gained an intimate understanding of this area of the law. Call today to schedule a free consultation with an oil rig explosion lawyer at our firm. We will never give up, and we are committed to protecting your best interests.

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Make the right choice for you and your family. Call the personal injury attorneys of Gene Toscano Inc. today at (210) 732-6091, the law firm that’s been trusted for over 50 years, to pursue maximum compensation for personal injuries.

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  • For over 50 years, Gene Toscano Inc., has helped injured individuals in a personal injury and trial law firm capacity throughout San Antonio and south Texas. Since 1961, our personal injury lawyers have been dedicated to helping clients and their families pursue personal injury claims caused by others’ failure to act safely, fairly, and honestly.
  • Under the leadership attorney Gene Toscano and Andrew Toscano, the San Antonio based law practice is focused on but not limited to personal injury and wrongful death cases, medical malpractice, injuries suffered as a result of auto accidents and other motor vehicles, construction accidents, defective products and premise liability, and wrongful bad faith insurance denials.
  • As a result, we recognize what is important to our clients, what questions they typically have, and how to best protect their interest before, during, and after their lawsuit.



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