Fighting For Workers Injured On The Outer Continental Shelf
The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, enacted in 1953, extends the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act to workers injured or killed on offshore oil platforms on the Outer Continental Shelf. Several aspects of this law enhance the ability of injured workers and the families of deceased workers to obtain compensation in certain cases.
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Attorneys
At Spagnoletti Law Firm, we provide aggressive representation for injured workers and the families of fatal accident victims. With more than decades of combined experience in personal injury and maritime accident litigation, our attorneys have the investigative resources and advocacy skills needed to win your case.
For a free consultation about an offshore oil platform accident, call Spagnoletti Law Firm in Houston, Texas, at 877-678-5864.
The Adjacent State Rule
Oil platforms on the Outer Continental Shelf lie beyond the boundaries of states. The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act says that an accident on a fixed oil production platform on the shelf falls under the jurisdiction of the nearest state, provided that certain tests are met. This means that, in the Gulf of Mexico, accidents on production platforms could fall under the jurisdiction of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi or Alabama. The majority of oil production platforms in the Gulf fall under the jurisdiction of Louisiana, with Texas second.
Spagnoletti Law Firm represents clients in oil platform accident cases throughout the Gulf of Mexico and other locations. We have attorneys who are licensed in both Texas and Louisiana who understand the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the complexities of statutory and case law as they apply to cases in both states. Experienced and determined, we seek all compensation every client is entitled to.