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The people who work on oil rigs help provide a valuable service by helping support our nation’s economy. Yet the working environments on oil rigs can be some of the most hazardous out of all types of industries and professions.

On average, there are over a hundred fatal accidents each year on oil rigs that result in death. Aside from the seriousness of these accidents, there are still thousands of nonfatal accidents and injuries each year as well.

For more interesting statistics, the types of dangers and conditions, and common injuries, we invite you to continue reviewing and reading the following infographic.

If you or someone you care about is killed or injured while working on an oil rig, they could have certain legal rights under maritime laws. To learn more about your legal rights, please feel free to contact the maritime attorneys at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P. for a free consultation today.

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Jonathan S. Harris and Matthew D. Shaffer are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Other attorneys are not board certified.  Principal office is located in Houston, Texas.