Oil Rig Explosions
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Oil Rig Explosions Cause Injuries
Injuries from oil rig explosions can have a devastating effect on your life. But if someone else is to blame for injuring you, you may be able to recover money to pay for your medical treatment and put your life back together. You need to talk to an experienced oil rig explosion lawyer right away.
Maritime law is a unique, complex area of the law. Jurisdiction can be tricky to ascertain, and many workers in the oil and gas industry are not clear on what their rights are or how to go about collecting compensation when they sustain an injury at work. If you or your loved one was recently hurt in a work accident, speak to a New Orleans injury lawyer at Cueria Law Firm about your legal options: 800-899-7102.
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Why Do Accidents Happen on Oil Rigs?
At Cueria Law Firm, we serve employees of the maritime industry, including offshore oil rig employees. It is not uncommon for accidents to occur on an oil rig as oil drilling is one of the most dangerous industries. As New Orleans personal injury attorneys, we often help employees of oil rigs to seek compensation after being injured while on the job.
Offshore drilling rigs can be a dangerous work environment. Serious burns can occur as well as injury and death due to equipment that is poorly maintained. Employees of the drilling industry are also at risk of falling from high areas such as the derricks, which can lead to death or injury.
In this line of work, employees can be on duty for long periods of time as well as days on end. This can lead to employees becoming tired and unable to pay attention or work correctly, which also results in accidents.
Below are a few examples of how an injury can occur in a drill rig accident:
- well blowouts or explosions
- production tank fires
- employees being hit by a swinging cable or pipe
- injury by cargo load or heavy equipment
- getting caught in machinery, leading to hand or feet injury
- improper maintenance causing equipment failure
- falling from great heights such as from a platform or derricks
With drill rig accidents, different types of injuries can take place. With an oil rig, fire hazards are at play, and employees can be hurt due to an explosion or fire. Safety training and maintenance of equipment is a must for employers so that every employee remains safe while working on an oil rig.
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