Oil Rig Accident Compensation Claims
Oil rigs are notoriously dangerous environments and recent oil rig disasters have shown that when an accident happens on an oil rig the subsequent injuries are severe and sometimes fatal. Employers have a duty of care towards the health and safety of their employees and therefore they must do everything they can to ensure that they prevent oil rig injuries. A prudent employer will ensure that all employees are provided with appropriate training, safety equipment and that all machinery is well maintained.
Any employee that suffers an injury as a result of their employer’s negligence (and not their own) can make a personal injury claim against their employer, which if successful, will be paid out by the employer’s insurance company. The amount of compensation that will be awarded will depend on the seriousness of the injuries, which can be substantial.
There are a number of ways in which an oil rig employee could get injured and usually it is because of the environment, the equipment they use or the hazards that they work with:
- oil rigs are out at sea and so they can be exposed to severe weather conditions
- employees use heavy machinery which can result in any number of accidents
- the substances on oil rigs, not least the oil itself, are flammable and therefore fires are not uncommon.
Oil Rig Injury Claims – Speak to Workplace Injury Experts Today
If you have suffered an injury on an oil rig that was not your fault then you should speak to our personal injury lawyers for Birmingham who will assist you with making a claim against your employer. Our personal injury lawyers have a duty of care to ensure that he or she is acting in your best interest and will therefore help you to establish liability and negotiate the amount of compensation you are entitled to.
If you would like to make a claim against your employer following an oil rig injury then you should do so within three years of the date of the accident otherwise you may be barred from doing so without special permission from the court (which will only be granted in limited circumstances). Call us on 08000838358. If you prefer you can also contact us online for more information.