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- What are Transport Accidents on Oil Rigs?
- How Serious is Improper Training on an Oil Rig?
- How Dangerous are Explosions and Fires?
- Are Falls, Slips and Trips a Common Oil Rig Injury?
- What Harmful Substances are Present on Oil Rigs and Derricks?
- How Common Are Oil Rig Accidents and Worker Injury?
- Am I Eligible for Oil Rig Injury Compensation?
- How Much Compensation Could I Get for My Oil Rig Injuries?
Oil Rig Injury Compensation Claim
Oil rigs are some of the most dangerous places to work in the world. In addition to the heightened risk of slips, trips and falls, there is also the increased risk of burn injuries and gas explosions. Even on the most careful of oil rigs and derricks, there is the constant risk of serious injury. In some cases, an oil rig injury can be fatal, particularly if there isn’t quick transport to the nearest hospital.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team can deliver a complete range of legal services to help you get the compensation you deserve. If you’ve suffered any kind of injury or accident aboard your oil rig, get in touch with our legal team today. We can provide a complete no-win, no-fee legal service to help you bring the persons responsible
The amount of compensation that you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries. If you think you have a viable claim, get in touch with our experienced team today by calling 0800 699 0079. If you do have a viable claim, we will work with you to take on former employers, current employers and anyone else responsible for your handheld tool injuries. Our no-win, no-fee legal specialists can help you to get the compensation that you are entitled to.
What are Oil Rig Injuries?
An oil rig injury is any kind of injury which occurs due to an accident at work on board an oil rig or derrick. In most cases, these incidents occur on offshore oil rigs, where access to comprehensive medical care is limited. As such, it can be difficult to treat any kind of injury as immediately as necessary. An oil derrick injury can be extremely serious and result in long-term disability.
If you find that you’re left unable to work following your oil rig accident, the compensation that you receive can be essential. Here at Tylers Solicitors, our no-win, no-fee legal experts can help you to get the money and justice you need. A serious injury aboard an oil derrick can cause long-term health concerns.
Over the years, our experienced team have helped all kinds of people to get the compensation that they need to move on with your life. If you’ve suffered any kind of short-term or long-term injury that wasn’t your fault, get in touch today. We can help you to bring the party responsible for your injury to justice.
There are five main causes of injuries aboard offshore oil rigs and derricks. All of these can cause extremely serious injuries. The most common causes include:
- Transport Accidents.
- Contact with Machinery.
- Explosions and Fires.
- Falls, Slips and Trips.
- Exposure to Harmful Substances.
Transport accidents remain some of the most common causes of injuries aboard oil rigs. Many offshore oil workers rely on helicopters and boats to transport them to their derricks. Mechanical failures are a common cause of both serious injuries and fatalities.
Workers on board oil rigs need to work around heavy machinery every single day. It is easy for gas/oil workers to be struck by falling objects. Workers can also become crushed between unsecured equipment; a common cause of oil rig injury.
Oil rigs are worksites where every worker needs to be a trained professional. Anyone who isn’t exactly sure of what they are doing and how to operate their equipment is a liability. Improper training can be a killer on an oil rig.
Gas and oil rigs are designed to handle extremely flammable and dangerous materials. Fires and explosions are a major concern. Even the slightest spark near to oil and gas can set off a large explosion, which can cause serious injuries.
Falls, slips and trips from a high level can cause serious injuries. The worker could fall onto a lower level, or into the ocean. Oil rigs are often covered in water/oily substances. As such, falls, slips and trips are a serious concern.
Many oil rigs are covered in harmful substances. Just some of these harmful substances can include:
- Crude Oil.
- Drilling Fluids.
- Production Chemicals.
- Hydraulic Fluids.
These chemical and fumes can cause all kinds of issues, including:
- Respiratory Problems.
- Chemical Burns.
Oil rigs can cause a complete range of injuries which can have long-term health/mobility issues. These can include:
- Severe Burns.
- Chemical Poisoning and Toxic Inhalation.
- Mild to Severe Brain Injuries.
- Broken Bones and Crushing Injuries.
- Back, Neck and Shoulder Injuries.
- Limb Amputations.
If you oversee the health and safety onboard the oil rig, it is important that you take steps to protect your employees. It is important that you:
- Keep the Rig as Clean as Possible.
- Ensure All Workers Are Trained.
- Maintain All Equipment.
Every year, dozens of UK workers suffer injuries aboard oil rigs. In many cases, these incidents can be fatal. They are some of the most dangerous workplaces in the world and, as such, health and safety need to be an employer’s priority.
If you’ve suffered an oil rig injury that wasn’t your fault, then you are eligible to make a claim for compensation. To find out if you have got a viable claim, get in touch with our experienced no-win, no-fee team today.
When you choose to work with the experienced team at Tylers Solicitors, we can help you to get the compensation that you deserve. Our no-win, no-fee legal experts will help you to get the justice and the compensation that you are entitled to. The level of compensation that you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and the impact that they have had on your life.
Over the years, the experienced team at Tylers Solicitors has worked to deliver a complete range of legal services to all kinds of victims. If you’ve suffered any kind of injury that wasn’t your fault, get in touch with our experienced team today. If you or a loved one has been unfortunate to sustain an oil rig injury, then our trained solicitors are here for you.
Oil rigs are extremely dangerous environments which can cause a wide range of injuries and disabilities. Whether you’ve sustained your injuries transporting to or from the oil rig, or while working aboard the facility, get in touch with our team today. You could be able to claim for anything relating to the injury, including recovery time, long-term disabilities, loss of wages or adjustments to your home.
|Types of Oil Rig Injury||Description||Amount of Compensation|
|Mild to Severe Burns||Any kind of burn, either due to an explosion, a fire or a chemical spillage. These issues can range from mild to extremely serious.||£6,000 to £64,000.|
|Mild to Severe Head/Brain Injuries||Injuries, usually due to impacts, which have caused short-term or long-term damage. This can include purely cosmetic injuries or more serious health concerns.||£2,000 to £300,000.|
|Broken Bones and Crushing Injuries||If you’ve suffered broken bones as the result of a crushing injury. This can happen anywhere in the body, but is most common amongst hands, feet and arms. The level of compensation that you receive will depend on the severity and location of your injuries. In some cases, these injuries can even result in amputations.||£3,800 to £192,000.|
|Wrongful Death||If the worker has died because of their injuries aboard the oil rig or during transport. In addition to the compensation awarded for the wrongful death itself, there are also claims to be made for damages, pain and suffering and funeral costs.||Upwards of £300,000.|
What Kinds of Oil Rig Injury Might I Be Able to Claim For?
Whatever kind of injuries that you or a loved one has suffered, you might be able to make a personal injury compensation claim. From minor abrasions and slips, trips and falls to life-threatening and altering injuries, our team are here for you. We can help you to get the compensation that you are entitled to, to help you move on with your life.
So long as the injuries that you have sustained were not your fault, you will be able to make a claim for compensation. Our team of experienced solicitors will help you to understand whether you have a viable compensation claim. If you do, we will do everything in our power to help you get the compensation that you are entitled to.
Important Information Regarding Oil Rig Injury Compensation and Healthcare Claims:
- HSE: Offshore Health and Safety Law
- HSE: Health Risks
- International Association of Drilling Contractors: First Aid
For Oil Rig Injury Compensation, Call Tylers Solicitors Today
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team of no-win, no-fee legal experts can provide complete legal services for al kinds of workers. Whatever kind of accident you’ve suffered at work, our team are here for you. We can work with you to get the compensation you need following your oil rig injury.
Our solicitors will help you to understand whether you have a viable claim following an injury. So long as you’ve sustained an injury that wasn’t your fault, you should be able to make a claim. This can include both short-term and long-term health concerns and disabilities following your oil rig injury.
For more information on our complete range of personal injury services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team today. You can talk to one of our solicitors today by calling us directly on 0800 699 0079. If you have any questions or concerns, you can send them through to our team directly via our simple online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
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