Our personal injury team have extensive expertise in pursuing claims resulting from offshore accidents
The challenging conditions of working offshore make the oil, gas, energy, offshore and shipping industries some of the most hazardous in the UK. We are ideally placed to advise and represent injured workers and families of victims across the UK and overseas and have vast experience of the particular complexities that have to be addressed in these cases.
Due to the international nature of the energy industries we are regularly involved in cross border litigation. We have built up a first class network of international litigation support and the expertise to advise on the interaction of the UK and foreign laws.
Offshore cases are often governed by specific legislation reflecting the unique working environment. Almost invariably there are issues of indemnities between owners, operators, employers, contractors, etc. The high earning potential of employees means that complex calculations and projections must be prepared to properly advise on claims for loss of earnings.
We also regularly advise on accidents on fishing vessels which involve their own complexities and require additional specialist knowledge.
We have been involved in all major offshore incidents in Scotland from Piper Alpha in 1988 to CHC Super Puma in 2013 and specialise in claims of all sizes, from minor to catastrophic.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of an offshore accident and you wish you discuss your potential claim contact our specialist lawyers today on 01224 498080 or 0131 200 1200.
Examples of cases
In all of these cases we have acted for the families of the victims to ensure full and proper compensation was recovered.