The oil industry employs thousands of people in many different roles. Much of the key work is done offshore, which brings into play some more unusual workplaces than many people would be used to working in. As you might imagine, the potential hazards that could come into play here are very different when compared to other workplaces. Some incidents in the past have involved major accidents and injuries, while fatalities are not unknown either.
Are you in a position to claim oil industry injury compensation?
This is a question some people in the oil industry will be asking themselves. While some accidents incur serious injuries, others will occur in situations that lead to minor injuries taking place. For instance, accidents can range from a fall from height to an injury sustained through incorrect carrying or being hit by a moving object.
Furthermore, the familiar category of slips, trips and falls often results in someone being injured while working in this industry. While some of those in the oil industry work in potentially-dangerous roles on an oil platform, others may have safer roles. However, you never know whether someone might end up being hurt in what would seem to be a safe environment in an office.
How serious can injuries be?
We have already seen that injuries can range from severe and even life-threatening ones to far less serious ones. However, any type of injury can leave the person involved in pain and unable to work for a period of time. For some, it could mean the end of working as a whole.
Accident Advice Helpline often has calls from people who have received injuries while working in the oil industry. These calls are but a small proportion of those who work in the industry overall. However, any injury could have profound consequences for someone who is working in any role in that industry. This is why we would encourage you to find out whether you could claim oil industry injury compensation. All you need to do is call 0800 689 0500 to find out whether you have ample evidence of negligence that led to your accident occurring. We can provide no-obligation advice that will help you work out whether you could make a no win, no fee* claim to seek an amount of compensation. Call us today and see where you go from there.
Date Published: September 24, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead