Our Offshore Drilling Accident Lawyers Help Maritime Injury Victims Recover Maximum Compensation for Their Suffering

Our maritime injury attorneys at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. are the nation’s top-rated accident and injury lawyers. We have more than 200 years of combined legal experience with 16 full-time maritime injury lawyers working at our eight office locations strategically placed across the country. Although our headquarters may be in Miami, we are fully equipped to handle offshore drilling accident claims across the U.S. and internationally.

Since we opened our doors in 1971, we have handled more than 3,000 personal injury and maritime accident claims, recovered $300,000,000+ in compensation for our clients, and appeared as expert witnesses in maritime and personal injury laws on more than 100 respected talk shows at the national news programs. Over the last 50 years, we have achieved numerous awards and accolades. Some of our proudest accomplishments include four of our attorneys being selected as “Best Lawyers”®, being named to “Lawyer of the Year”® in Admiralty and Maritime (Miami), and Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. was named to “Best Law Firms” ® in America by US News & World Report annually for the last seven years.

If you are an Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company (ODECO) crew member who suffered severe, catastrophic, or life-threatening injuries on the job, you may have the right to total compensation for your damages. Although going up against ODECO may be intimidating, with our firm by your side, you can feel confident in our unparalleled track record of success. In fact, our founder, Charles Lipcon, is known for his legal representation in landmark maritime injury claims that changed the way the United States processes offshore drilling in maritime accident cases.

Continue reading to learn more about how an offshore drilling accident attorney can help you hold ODECO and other liable parties accountable. Call today for a free consultation so we can help you take back control of your life.

What is ODECO?

In 1953, Alden J. “Doc” Laborde and John Hayward founded Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company (ODECO). The offshore drilling company is known for its submersible drilling unit, Mr. Charlie. This unit successfully completed drilling projects for 30 consecutive years.

ODECO was a leader in the offshore drilling industry until 1992 when it was bought out by Diamond M Corporation. The company’s name was changed to Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. in 1993.

Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. has represented individuals with cases against ODECO in the past, so you can have confidence in the fact that we are well-prepared to handle your case. Offshore drilling can be dangerous for the workers involved, so if you or a loved one suffered an injury and believe that your employer is to blame; do not hesitate to contact us. We have handled a wide range of cases involving offshore accidents and injuries. No matter what you have endured, we are ready to help you move forward.

ODECO’s Fleet

ODECO’s fleet was purchased by Diamond Offshore Drilling when the company took over ODECO. Diamond’s current fleet includes:

  • 19 Semisubmersibles
  • 4 Drillships
  • 1 Jack-up Rig

Although no longer in existence, the legacy of ODECO continues to live on in Diamond Offshore Drilling. The company is a leader in offshore drilling, in the United States and around the world. Unfortunately, there have still been accidents and injuries caused by these offshore rigs. Asbestos exposure is just one of many health concerns faced by employees who work in these conditions.

Cases Against Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company

Individuals who have become the victim of accident or injury due to negligence on offshore rigs should have an opportunity to seek the justice they deserve. Speaking with a maritime lawyer can begin the process of putting this legal burden behind you so that you can move forward with your life. Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. is ready to take your case. Past cases we have handled include:

  • In Re Ocean Ranger Sinking Off Newfoundland, Etc., 589 F. Supp. 302 (E.D. La. 1984)

No employer should ever put their employees in harm’s way and get off without punishment. When a company fails to respect and maintain your safety, you owe it to yourself to find a legal team who will hold them responsible for their negligence.

Our Dedicated Offshore Drilling Accident Attorneys Are Here to Help You Make ODECO Pay

Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. are the country’s top-rated litigation lawyers in maritime law and personal injury claims. We are proud to have been selected by US News & World Report as one of the “Best Law Firms” ® in America and that four of our full-time maritime attorneys were chosen as “Best Lawyers” ® Our extensive experience and knowledge regarding maritime injury and offshore drilling accident cases against ODECO make us uniquely equipped to help you bring them to justice.

If you or someone you love suffered catastrophic or fatal injuries on an ODECO offshore drilling rig, we are ready to offer you the legal support and guidance you need when you need it most. Contact us immediately or call an experienced maritime injury lawyer at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. at 877–233–1238 for a confidential and free consultation.