Common Types of Offshore Accident Injuries
- Eye Injuries – Injuries that affect the eyes can lead to vision loss or impairment, rendering the worker unable to return to his or her job.
- Amputations – The loss of limbs or digits may occur during an offshore accident, or be necessary as a result of the injuries sustained in an accident as part of your medical treatment.
- Acoustic Trauma – Hearing damages can have long-term effects on your ability to function normally in daily life.
- Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) – Injuries to the spine can lead to paralysis and loss of limb function.
- Brain Injuries (TBI) – Workers who suffer traumatic brain injuries can have problems with long-term cognitive and neurological functions.
- Burn Injuries – These injuries can be among the most sever, with long-term physical and emotional scars.
- Crush Injuries – Workers trapped between or under heavy objects can suffer crush injuries, to the whole body or to limbs and digits.
- Back Injuries – While not always catastrophic, back injuries can severely impact an offshore worker’s ability to perform his or her job, affecting future earning potential.
If you were injured in an offshore accident, contact the Lafayette, LA personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Matt & Allen for a free, no commitment consultation.