For anyone that has ever worked on a barge rig they know that the conditions are not ideal. From the cramped living conditions of three bunks stacked high to no room on the drill floor to operate, working on a barge rig takes determination and a strong desire to sacrifice in order to provide for your family.
“For many years I was on a drilling barge circuit where I bounced from barge to barge. I never had the pleasure of working on a nice barge rig. Most rigs were dilapidated and should be sunk to create a coral reef.” Attorney Stephen Spurgeon speaking on his experience working on barge rigs.
Because of these cramped conditions, injuries are prone to happen. The most common injuries while working offshore on barge rigs are hand injuries. Usually hand injuries occur while working on mud pumps or during hoisting operations. Also, because of the cramped living conditions, sleep is usually hard to come by. Without proper sleep, sometimes fatigue sets in and the worker is not as sharp as he should be which in turn could lead to mistakes being made. Mistakes often lead to injuries that could have been prevented had the living conditions been more suitable.
Injured on a barge rig? Spurgeon Law Firm’s Offshore Injury Attorneys are here to help.
Spurgeon Law Firm has attorneys that have actual oilfield experience. Sam and Stephen have both worked on drilling rigs and as such this experience is very valuable when it comes to litigating a case. Attorney Stephen Spurgeon is also a former Sr. Applications Engineer who has extensive knowledge in drilling operations. Let our attorneys at Spurgeon Law Firm help you seek maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact Spurgeon Law Firm today at 318-224-2222 for a free consultation.