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Oil Rig Worker Injuries in Cobb County & Marietta

Helping You Seek Workers’ Compensation for Oil Rig Injuries

In the context of a dangerous offshore oil drilling rig, almost any accident that takes place can quickly become a fatal one. With oil and gas industry workers facing some of the highest rates of injury and fatality, it’s only reasonable that the oil companies should carry adequate levels of workers’ compensation insurance to match.

If you’ve been hurt while working on an oil rig, our Cobb County & Marietta workers’ compensation attorney at Herbert Chestnut & Associates can help you pursue all the options for recovery, even if your employer or their insurance provider has already denied your claim. Our compassionate team is ready to represent you in all matters regarding your oil rig injury – and we’re even prepared to take the case to court if it comes to that.

The Dangers of Oil Rig Injuries

Oil and gas workers regularly handle deadly, toxic substances and complex heavy equipment. With so many potential sources of injury, it’s little wonder that workers in these difficult roles face a 148.9 injury rate per 100,000 workers. Although you don’t need to prove that an individual or company was negligent in order to receive workers’ compensation benefits, studies have shown that inattention, defective machinery, and failure to provide proper training are some of the top causes for oil rig accidents.

Here are the most common injuries seen on an offshore oil rig:

  • Burns and lacerations
  • Toxic exposure to chemicals
  • Electrocution injuries
  • Limb loss resulting in amputation
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Skull fractures
  • Spinal cord and back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Paraplegia and quadriplegia
  • Death

Call Our Experienced Workers’ Comp Attorney Today

After sustaining a catastrophic injury on an oil rig, you and your family will need compensation to cover your medical costs, time off work, lost future wages, and any permanent disabilities. If the insurance company has failed to give you a fair settlement or approve your claim, you may need to take immediate action and get the compensation you deserve.

With our Cobb County workers’ compensation lawyer at Herbert Chestnut & Associates, you can trust that we’ll always stand up for your interests, whether we’re at the negotiating table or in the courtroom. Combining our passion for justice with more than 60 years of experience helping injured workers, we’ll maximize your chance of getting a fair result.

For a free consultation in Marietta, Cobb County, and surrounding areas, just call our team today at (770) 661-0091!

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