Working on an oil rig is one of the most dangerous jobs you can do. It’s hazardous enough trying to get on and off the rig, before you even factor in risks like oil rig fires. Sometimes, work accidents are inevitable, but often they can be prevented. If you’ve been burnt in a fire on an oil rig and you believe that your employer was responsible, you could be eligible for personal injury compensation.
Can you claim if you were burnt in a fire on an oil rig?
Oil rig fires are rare, but they do happen. If you’ve been burnt in a fire on an oil rig, you may be thinking about claiming compensation. When you have an accident at work, it is possible to make a work injury claim. However, you must be able to prove that you were liable for your injuries. In the case of an oil rig fire, you would have to prove that your employer was somehow responsible for your burns. If they failed to comply with fire safety measures or you were provided with faulty safety equipment or machinery, for example, this would mean that they are liable for the accident, rather than their employees.
Other oil rig accidents
An oil rig is a dangerous place to work. Other examples of accidents that may occur on an oil rig include:
- Slips, trips and falls caused by slippery outdoor surfaces
- Injuries sustained while using heavy machinery
- Injuries caused by the platform sinking
If you’ve been injured while working on an oil rig, and you weren’t at fault, contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about making a claim for a work accident. In order for a claim to be successful, you must be able to answer ‘yes’ to these simple questions:
- Have you been injured at work in the last 3 years?
- Was somebody else at fault?
- Did you seek medical attention at the time?
If you’d like to discuss your no-win, no-fee* claim further, call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. You can also take our 30-second online test to determine you claims weight. Established in 2000, we have built a reputation based on professionalism and reliability. We have personal injury lawyers with expertise in handling work accident compensation claims, and we aim to make the process as simple as possible.
Date Published: March 13, 2017
Author: Accident Advice