SOURCE: Fitts Zehl, LLP

Fitts Zehl, LLP

April 19, 2011 09:05 ET

Maritime Injury Lawyers at Fitts Zehl, LLP, Call for Increased Awareness of Offshore Drilling Industry

National Jones Act Lawyers Announce Launch of New Website With Real-Time Oil Rig Database

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2011) - Nearly one year after the deadly explosion onboard the Deepwater Horizon, questions remain as to whether or not the oil industry has learned its lesson. In an effort to shed light on the offshore drilling industry and provide the families and friends of offshore workers with up-to-date information and a way to see exactly where their loved ones are working, the attorneys at Fitts Zehl proudly announce the launch of www.offshoreinjurylawyer.com, complete with the first publicly-available map of its kind capable of identifying specific rig locations, along with their respective owners and operators.

The new website provides a wealth of information including a continuously-updated database on Gulf of Mexico Oil Rigs, a comprehensive look at each rig operator, and information about the laws that exist to help those injured while working offshore.

Fitts Zehl currently represents several workers injured in the BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion on April 20, 2010. The firm has also successfully represented numerous other clients against some of the largest maritime employers in the nation.

"While drilling in the Gulf may be necessary to maintain our nation's oil supply, companies operating offshore cannot cut corners," said Ryan Zehl, offshore injury lawyer at Fitts Zehl, "Companies drilling offshore must take every precaution possible to ensure the safety of workers and the environment. If they choose not to do so, we will hold them accountable."

The new website, located at www.offshoreinjurylawyer.com, provides an interactive map of oil rigs in the Gulf that is updated continuously with new data.

"This tool has numerous applications both in and out of the courtroom," said Bryant Fitts, maritime injury lawyer at Fitts Zehl, "We hope that, ultimately, it will promote greater public awareness of an industry that needs to be closely monitored."

About the Offshore Injury Lawyers at Fitts Zehl:

Fitts Zehl, LLP, is a Houston-based maritime injury law firm representing injured offshore workers. In the past 3 years alone, the Jones Act lawyers at Fitts Zehl have recovered over $150 million in verdicts and settlements for workers hurt at sea.