When accidents occur onboard turbine installation vessels, the injuries involved can be catastrophic. TIVs tend to be large vessels and crew members may be at risk for falls, equipment accidents, drowning, or other injuries. If this has happened to you or a loved one, the maritime accident lawyers at The Krist Law Firm, P.C. can help. We have extensive experience helping injured maritime workers to obtain the maximum available compensation for their injuries and other losses.
Similar to a jackup rig, TIVs are self-elevating and self-propelled so that they can be quickly moved within an offshore wind farm. Modern TIVs also have a slender-shaped hull to promote quick turnaround times. Specialized marine propellers called Azimuth thrusters are used to co-locate the vessel during construction operations.
TIVs are also sometimes used for other offshore purposes than those for which they were specifically designed, such as installation of tidal current turbines, wave energy generators, and oil and gas infrastructure. When TIVs are used for purposes for which they are not designed, improper procedures and unclear instructions may also lead to crew injuries.
If you’ve been injured while working on a turbine installation vessel, you may have options for pursuing compensation under federal maritime or Texas personal injury laws. Through a personal injury case, you may be able to obtain compensation for your past and future:
Because of the presence of large, heavy equipment and the inherently risky nature of maritime work, people who work on turbine installation vessels are exposed to a number of potential dangers. Some of the hazards of working on a TIV may include:
The many risks involved in working on a turbine installation vessel mean that when something goes wrong, workers can suffer a variety of injuries. Common types of injuries sustained in turbine installation vessel accidents include:
If you’ve suffered any type of injury while working on a turbine installation vessel, contact the Houston maritime accident lawyers at The Krist Law Firm, P.C. to learn your options for compensation of your injuries and losses.
At The Krist Law Firm, P.C., we’ve spent more than four decades helping people who were injured through tragic and preventable circumstances to obtain the compensation they deserve. We have the knowledge, skill, and resources to pursue your case and will work to obtain the maximum possible compensation. We understand how wind turbine installation vessels work, how injuries like yours happen through negligence, and how to build a case using the strongest evidence and experts.
The Krist Law Firm, P.C. has extensive experience with maritime accidents throughout Houston and the state of Texas, including obtaining numerous multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of injured maritime workers under the leadership of lead trial lawyer Scott Krist.
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