OIL RIG EXPLOSION AND ACCIDENTS PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMSLast updated on: October 28, 2022
Working on an oil rig can be extremely dangerous due to the heavy machinery, elevated surfaces, and flammable chemicals. Unfortunately, accidents leading to fires or explosions are not unheard of on oil rigs. These incidents may cause worker injury, or even death.
Our team can help investigate your accident, determine who is liable for your injuries, and help you pursue the maximum amount of compensation available in your specific case. Further, you will not pay us anything unless we are successful in winning your case.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to an oil rig explosion or accident, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863 5312 for your 100% free consultation.
HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED IN AN OIL RIG FIRE OR EXPLOSION?
Working on an oil rig may seem like a great job and full of adventure; however, the truth is that this is one very dangerous job. Statistics show that oil rig workers are five times more likely to be seriously injured than the average employee. The primary agenda of big oil companies is profit.
In many cases, safety measures are far below what they should be in an industry where they should be much more stringent. This is one of the major causes of oil rig explosions, especially when workers who are constantly pressured to meet quotas overlook safety protocols.
When employees are pressured to ignore safety protocols, the worst thing imaginable happens: a worker is injured on the job. Injuries like these are often life-threatening or fatal. They can leave the victim and his family with years of expensive therapies in order to recover. That’s where Zinda Law Group PLLC comes in.
If you’ve been injured in an oil rig explosion, then you may require years of treatments and procedures. Who will pay all those medical bills? Who will take care of your family while you are recovering? It may be several months or even years before you can return to work.
Zinda Law Group has represented countless numbers of victims injured in accidents like this. We understand the intricate laws pertaining to these types of cases and we have the staff and knowledge to do a thorough investigation of your case. We study the reports and examine all the evidence, so that we are fully prepared in case of a jury trial. Our number one priority is to give our clients the best possible representation during the course of their trial. Additionally, we have successfully represented innumerable clients over the years.
TYPES OF OIL RIG ACCIDENTS
Oil rig accidents can occur in several different ways, causing a number of different injuries and substantial property damage. Common types of oil rig accidents include:
An oil rig blowout occurs when there is a sudden and uncontrollable release of oil and gas from a drill pipe while drilling. If the releasing oil gets in contact with a flame or spark, a catastrophic explosion can occur. Installing blowout preventers may mitigate the risk of an explosion.
Defective equipment can also cause oil rig explosions. Defective equipment is often due to the neglect of one or more individuals, including employers who focus on profit over safety. Oil rigs utilize heavy machinery and complicated equipment; when these tools malfunction or become corroded, there is a higher chance of an accident occurring.
Negligence on oil rigs can mean many different things. For instance, an employer may be found negligent for improperly installing equipment, failing to train employees in proper safety procedures, or failing to maintain equipment. Any of these incidents may lead to an accident occurring.
Due to the large amounts of stored oil on a rig, fires are a huge threat. If oil, or its equally flammable byproducts, are exposed to a spark, a rapid-fire breakout, or explosion, may occur.
If you have been involved in an oil rig accident, contact Zinda Law Group today. We can help investigate your case and determine who may be at fault for your injuries.
TYPES OF OIL RIG INJURIES
Oil rig accident injuries vary in severity and will often depend on the type of accident incurred. For instance, a worker is more likely to be seriously harmed, or killed, in a major rig explosion compared to a minor slip and fall incident. Types of oil rig injuries may include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Burns, including chemical burns
- Bone fractures
- Loss of limbs
- Chemical poisoning
- Spinal cord injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Wrongful death.
As can be seen, many types of oil rig injuries are severe and may require long-term hospitalization. If you have been injured on an oil rig, contact Zinda Law Group today. Our team can investigate your accident and help you pursue compensation for your various injuries.
COMPENSATION FOR VICTIMS OF OIL RIG INJURIES
Following an oil rig explosion or accident, you may be wondering what kind of compensation you may be able to pursue for your physical injuries, emotional distress, and property damage. Following a personal injury claim, including an oil rig accident, you will typically be able to pursue two different kinds of compensation: economic and non-economic. These two compensation types are discussed in more detail, below:
- Economic: Economic damages are those which compensate the victim for actual, monetary losses. These damages are easily calculated by combining bills, receipts, and other, out-of-pocket expenses related to your injuries and property damage. Examples of economic damages may include surgical bills, pharmaceutical costs, and household services.
- Non-Economic: Non-economic damages are not as easy to calculate when compared to economic damages, as they are meant to compensate the victim for non-monetary losses. Examples of non-economic damages include disability, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.
If you have been involved in an oil rig accident, contact Zinda Law Group today. Our experienced attorneys can help investigate your case and provide you with more information regarding what kinds of compensation you may be entitled to pursue.
HANDLING OIL RIG EXPLOSION CLAIMS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES
If you have been involved in an oil rig explosion, it is important to hire a legal team with ample experience in such claims. Attorneys with experience in oil field accidents will know the specific laws associated with these claims, how to handle insurance companies, and understand how much your case may be worth.
Additionally, it is important to hire an attorney with knowledge in the specific state your accident occurred, as different states will have different laws. For example, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim, such as an oil rig explosion, in New Mexico is three years; whereas the statute of limitations for the same claim in Texas would be two years.
At Zinda Law Group, we have the necessary experience in handling oil rig explosion claims throughout the United States. Our attorneys have offices across the country, including in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Florida. Contact our team today to discuss your case.
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If you have been injured on an oil rig, call a Zinda Law Group personal injury attorney today at (800) 863 5312 to set up your free initial consultation. You do not have to worry about paying us anything unless we are able to win you compensation in your case. That is our “No Win, No Fee Guarantee.”