OFFSHORE & MARITIME attorney in south mississippi



Mississippi Oil Field Worker Injury Attorney

The laws protecting workers at sea are not the same as the laws protecting workers on land. While this can make the recovery process more confusing, a Hattiesburg offshore drilling accident lawyer could help you navigate the system and increase your recovery. At the law offices of Michael J. Shemper, we will take a comprehensive look at your case, determine what laws apply and take decisive steps to protect your rights.


Personal Injury Protection Services


  • Offshore oil drilling rigs
  • Oil platform accidents
  • Semi-submersible
  • Jack-up rigs
  • Drillships
  • Floating production systems
  • Riverboats
  • River vessels
  • Barges
  • Tug-boats
  • Land rigs
  • Helicopter transport
  • Boats
  • Ferrying to and from the rig
  • Oil rig explosions
We represent injured workers who have suffered a wide range of injuries in offshore drilling and oil field accidents, including:
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Arms, legs and limb injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Wrongful death claims

Jones Act


Many offshore and oil field accidents involve the Jones Act, which covers injured seamen assigned to a rig and injured on that same vessel. If your accident falls under this category, you may be able to sue your employer for negligence, as well as the vessel owner, captain or crew members. Seamen can also file suits if they were injured because a vessel was unseaworthy.

Contact Us


Since there is a statute of limitations when filing offshore drilling and oil field accident claims, we encourage you to contact us for your free consultation at 601-545-7787.