Oil workers take on a variety of different jobs depending on their skills and the areas they are familiar with. Many of those working on oil rigs will be on-site for several weeks, working long shifts before taking time off without reaching the mainland. They will then have anything from one to three weeks off before returning to the oil rig or platform.
It is good to know most people working on a rig or platform will be perfectly safe to complete their daily tasks. However things can potentially go wrong, and there are situations that might occur that could potentially lead to one or more people suffering injuries. This is the type of situation where oil worker injury compensation might be sought.
Examples of likely injuries
Injuries do not necessarily have to be major in nature to create problems. However, even a minor injury might prevent the person from being able to work while they heal. Injuries can also happen in a wide variety of ways. Oil workers will be accustomed to working at height as well as working in confined, noisy and demanding surroundings. They will be trained to do this successfully so there is little chance of anything going wrong.
If health and safety measures are not in place or they have not been properly followed, there could be an increased chance of accidents occurring. If this is the case, oil worker injury compensation may potentially have a higher chance of being paid to those who begin making a claim.
What should you do next?
If you have been in an accident while working as an oil worker and that accident happened within the last three years, there is a chance you may be able to seek out compensation. Of course a lot will depend on the facts of the situation and whether or not you can provide evidence that proves negligence was to blame for the accident and the injuries you had.
Finding the answers can sometimes be complex and very difficult. However, when you call Accident Advice Helpline you may have an opportunity to seek the no-obligation advice you are searching for. Try us today – call now on 0800 689 0500. This is by far the best way to make sure you have a chance to speak with experienced advisors who have dealt with claims like this before.
Date Published: September 24, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead