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Chevron Shipping

Chevron Shipping Nightmare - Here’s What You Need to Know if Injured

Brian Beckcom

Brian Beckcom


Chevron Shipping, a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, is a major player in the global oil and gas industry. Their vast fleet of vessels transports crude oil, liquefied natural gas, and refined products worldwide. While this industry is vital to the global economy, it's also inherently dangerous. Statistics show that maritime workers are 2.5 times more likely to experience a serious injury compared to workers in other industries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. These dangers are amplified on large commercial vessels like those operated by Chevron Shipping.

Dangers of the Maritime Shipping Industry:

Working on a Chevron Shipping vessel exposes crew members to a unique set of hazards, many of which are absent in traditional workplaces. These dangers contribute to the high rate of injuries in the maritime industry:

  • Confined spaces: Chevron Shipping vessels have numerous confined spaces, such as engine rooms and cargo holds, which pose a risk of asphyxiation, oxygen deficiency, and exposure to toxic fumes.
  • Slips, trips, and falls: Deck surfaces can become slippery due to oil, water, or weather conditions, leading to potentially debilitating spinal cord injuries, head trauma, and broken bones. This risk is especially prevalent on Chevron Shipping vessels due to the constant movement of the ship and the use of heavy machinery on deck.
  • Exposure to hazardous materials: Crew members on Chevron Shipping vessels may be exposed to a variety of hazardous materials, including flammable liquids, chemicals, and gases. This can lead to respiratory problems, skin irritation, and even cancer in some cases.
  • Fatigue and long hours: Maritime jobs often involve long hours and demanding schedules, which can lead to fatigue and a higher risk of accidents. Chevron Shipping's global operations may push crew members even further, with extended periods at sea and limited shore leave.
  • Isolation and stress: Working at sea can be isolating, and the ever-present danger can lead to significant stress for crew members. This can contribute to mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression.

Who is Eligible for Compensation After a Chevron Shipping Accident?

If you were injured while working on a Chevron Shipping vessel, you may be eligible for compensation under the Jones Act. This federal law protects all seamen who are employed on a vessel in navigation and are injured on the job. This means that regardless of fault, if your injury occurred due to the negligence of your employer, a fellow crew member, or even an unforeseen circumstance at sea, you may be entitled to compensation. To access more resources about the Jones Act and all of its nuances, click here.

How VB Attorneys Can Help

VB Attorneys has extensive experience representing injured crew members in cases involving Chevron Shipping and other maritime companies. Our team of dedicated maritime lawyers can help you:

  • Investigate the cause of the accident: We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury to determine liability and ensure your rights under the Jones Act are protected.
  • File a claim for compensation: Our attorneys will guide you through the process of filing a claim and negotiate aggressively on your behalf, maximizing your potential for a fair settlement.
  • Secure the compensation you deserve: We are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients, whether through settlement or litigation.

Don't Go It Alone

If you were injured on a Chevron Shipping vessel, we are here to help. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges you face after a serious injury. 

Contact our Jones Act team today for a free consultation. We are here to help you through this difficult time.

Topics: Jones Act