Gas rig injury claim

If you want to make a gas rig injury claim, Accident Advice Helpline can assist you.  Our helpline is open round the clock so it doesn’t matter if you’re working odd shifts because you can call us whenever it’s convenient. Our advice is free and it doesn’t place you under any obligation. We won’t pressure you into making a claim with us.  We’ll just talk through your situation and make sure that you understand your legal options.

How to claim

To make a gas rig injury claim, you will need to have received professional medical treatment for your injuries. If the medical professional who treats you on the rig also works for your employer, it can be a good idea to see another doctor as soon as you get onshore, so that there is an independent record of what happened to you.

Normally, all accident claims need to be made within three years. It is usually better to make them earlier rather than later, to make it easier to collect evidence. You can strengthen your claim by taking photographs of your injuries and of the location where you were injured. If anyone saw what happened, take their details. You will be able to pass these to a solicitor who can then take formal statements from them.

How Accident Advice Helpline works

If, having received advice, you decide that you want to go ahead and make a claim, we can offer you a no win, no fee* agreement. This means that you won’t need to have money in order to start your claim and you won’t have to pay us at all if the case is unsuccessful. If you need to pay for any help in the meantime, such as counselling or medical treatment that is recommended by your doctor but is not available on the NHS, save your receipts and you may be able to reclaim it.

We believe that everybody should have good representation, so we will match you up with a specialist workplace accident solicitor who has experience of dealing with cases of this sort. This will give you the best possible chance of a successful outcome.

What the law says

The law says that even in a working environment like a rig, where some risks are unavoidable, your employer has a duty to make sure that you are as safe as possible. This means that you need to be given proper training and supervision, and notified of any special dangers. If any of this fails to happen, and you are injured as a result, you are entitled to compensation.

When an accident happens on a rig, it is the supervisor’s duty to note it in an accident book. Your solicitor should be able to access this record. If for any reason this has not been done, your employer may face a fine.

Some people worry about the effect on their colleagues of making a claim. In fact, any payment will normally come from an employer’s liability insurance, so it won’t affect the working budget for the rig and you don’t need to worry about any new problems developing there.

To discuss your potential  claim with a member of Accident Advice Helpline’s expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

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