For all of the benefits that wind-produced energy brings, there is a dark side to the wind industry of which many consumers are unaware. There are thousands of documented cases of serious injuries that include reports of turbines falling over, blades flying off, and serious injuries not only to workers but also to members of the general public. If you’ve been injured, you may benefit from receiving legal guidance from a Houston personal injury law firm.
Wind turbines generate their electricity from the wind via the use of complex mechanical and electrical equipment. Due to their widespread manufacture and installation all across the nation, but especially on the wide plains of Texas and in the Gulf Coast, they present a significant risk to workers.
While this is a growing industry, the hazards are often unique and can present as significant a risk to industry workers as those presented by the oil and gas industry or industrial manufacturing. The hazards associated with the construction and operation of wind turbines on the mainland or in maritime settings include:
If your injury involves an offshore wind turbine operating in the Gulf of Mexico, a combination of various maritime laws could potentially affect your claim. Maritime laws and regulations that may impact your claim include:
Because these laws are extraordinarily complex, it is crucial to secure the help of a skilled and knowledgeable Texas attorney who understands not only maritime law but also how wind energy sector companies operate in the Gulf. The attorneys at The Krist Law Firm, P.C. have decades of experience pursuing lawsuits under these complicated maritime laws.
The Krist Law Firm, P.C. has extensive experience with maritime accidents throughout Houston and the state of Texas. Contact us today at or by filling out the form below. We offer a free consultation and charge no fees unless you obtain compensation for your case.