Oil Rig Worker Injuries in Brunswick
Were You Injured on an Oil Rig? Call Our Workers’ Comp Lawyer!
According to the
Centers for Disease Control (CDC), oil rig workers are 7 times more likely to die on the job than
the average U.S. worker. That’s because the oil and gas extraction
industry presents unique hazards on the job – hazards from which
the oil companies are required to protect their workers, by providing
workers’ compensation insurance.
If you were injured during your work on an offshore oil rig, our Brunswick
workers’ compensation lawyer here at Herbert Chestnut & Associates
can help you pursue a fair settlement for your injuries. After sustaining
a catastrophic burn bone fracture, or limb loss, you may need continuing
disability payments to cover your medical bills, and ensure that your
family has enough food on the table. At our firm, we’re committed
to helping you recover the funds you need to make that happen.
Need to speak with a workers’ comp attorney today? Call (770) 661-0091!
Main Types of Oil Rig Injuries
With a rate of over 148.9 injuries per 100,000 workers, oil and gas extraction
roles have some of the highest rates of injury and fatality in the world.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has stated that most oil rig injuries
occur when workers are struck by falling objects, with defective and malfunctioning
machinery forming a close second cause for injury.
Here are some of the most commonly seen injuries on an oil rig:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Chemical burns
- Explosion injuries
- Fire and burn injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Finger and hand loss
Because many of the injuries sustained on an oil rig classify as catastrophic,
they may prevent you from ever working on a rig again. When that happens,
you can file a workers’ compensation claim for either temporary
or permanent disability, to cover the ongoing costs of medical expenses
and a portion of your usual paycheck.
Facing Workers’ Compensation Insurers On Your Behalf
Even though the oil and gas companies are required to promptly file your
claim with workers’ compensation insurers, these insurance companies
may still try to prevent you from receiving your rightful benefits. Prioritizing
profits over people, many insurers deny workers’ comp claims even
for the most severe oil rig-related injuries.
At Herbert Chestnut & Associates, we go the extra mile to stand up
and represent your interests. By treating each case as if it were our
only one, you can rest easy knowing that your workers’ compensation
claim has the personalized attention of a dedicated attorney in Brunswick.
To get started with your free consultation, call (770) 661-0091 today!