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Remaining oil rig explosion burn victims discharged from hospital

The tragic explosion on November 16 undoubtedly impacted the loved ones of its victims. Just in time for Christmas, the remaining oil rig victims have been discharged from the Baton Rouge Medical Center, according to hospital officials. Doctors who treated the Filipino oil workers reported that the 3 men were in good condition upon their release.

Victims of burns may recover from pain after an accident, but the injuries can be permanent. Many victims will need additional surgery and rehabilitation. In some cases, burn victims will also suffer loss of limb, scarring, and permanent injuries. If you or someone you love was injured in an oil rig explosion, you may be entitled to significant compensation. An experienced League City, Texas attorney can help you collect the compensation you need under relevant maritime law.

The November fire broke out on the platform of a deck owned by Black Elk Energy approximately 20 miles south of Grand Isle. Workers were using a torch to cut an oil line, according to news reports. All of the men were working for a shipyard company that had a contract with Black Elk Energy to refurbish the platform.

Sadly, not all of the victims survived the explosion. A fourth burn victim, only 49-years-old, died from the injuries he sustained in the accident on November 23. When an oil rig accident claims the life of a worker, the family may be entitled to wrongful death compensation. Any injury case will involve a complex set of laws so it is important to work with an experienced advocate who can effectively protect your rights.

According to chairman of the Health and Welfare Committee, the recovery of the 3 burn victims was inspiring. Though they will likely have a long road ahead, the victims will benefit from financial support that can be recovered under relevant maritime injury laws.

Source: The Advocate, "Remaining oil rig burn victims released from hospital," Dec. 23, 2012

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