Oil Rig Accident Claims Solicitors
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. Therefore, they must do everything they can to ensure that they prevent oil rig accidents. 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 can make an accident claim against their employer. If successful, it 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.
Causes of Injuries on Oil Rigs
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; and
- the substances on oil rigs, not least the oil itself, are flammable and therefore fires are not uncommon.
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).
Oil Rig Accident Claims — Speak to Our Personal 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 ** who will assist you with making a claim against your employer. Your Bolton personal injury solicitor ** has 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.
Call us on 01204 802 050^ or if you prefer you can also contact us online for more information.