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Why Oil Rig Workers Are At Greater Risk of Workplace Accidents

Why Oil Rig Workers Are at Greater Risk of Workplace Accidents

If you or any of your loved ones work in the oil and gas industry, you’re probably familiar with just how dangerous the line of work can be. There are many lucrative job opportunities available in the oil filed, but it’s also one of the most dangerous jobs for personal injury.  There are many lines of work in the oil rig industry. Your specific duties, the conditions, and any other issues all determine how great of a risk you may [...]

I Was Injured in an Oilfield Accident | Can I Sue?

I Was Injured in an Oilfield Accident. Can I Sue?

When an oilfield worker is injured on the job, he or she may be eligible to pursue financial compensation for their damages. Most oilfield workers in Texas can recover the money they need by filing a workers’ compensation claim. This will allow the injured party to get money to cover medical bills and some of their lost income quickly, without having to through the process to establish liability.  These benefits may not always be enough to meet the needs of [...]

Key Steps to Take After an Oil Rig Accident

Key Steps to Take After an Oil Rig Accident

Notify Your Employer of the Incident In some cases, an oilfield accident might be evident to your employer. Employers will often take immediate notice of explosions, fires, and other events that result in serious injury or death. Employers, however, do not always know of other injuries suffered by workers out on the rig. For instance, working on an oil rig usually requires heavy lifting of pipes, tools, and other items. If an employer does not provide the proper equipment needed [...]