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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Oil rig injuries: the facts

    As with any other type of industrial mishaps, oil rig injuries need to be taken very seriously. Working on an oil rig is, at the best of times, a hazardous occupation. It is inevitable that accidents will happen and people will be hurt.

    If you have been injured whilst working on an oil rig, you may be entitled to compensation. At Accident Advice Helpline we take oil rig injuries very seriously and will fight to win you the compensation you are entitled to.

    Is my claim valid?

    If you are employed on an oil rig and have been injured during the course of your work you may have a valid claim for compensation. If you contact us, one of our team of specialist solicitors will discuss the circumstances of your accident and advise you accordingly. It is important to be aware that personal injury law covers many different types of injuries and we will be able to explain this to you in greater detail when you call.

    Do I pay fees upfront?

    At the Accident Advice Helpline we operate a system that ensures you do not have to pay any up-front fees. This is intended to ensure that if you wish to pursue a claim, but do not have the financial means to do so, you still have access to top quality legal advice, without having to worry about the cost.

    How is the compensation paid?

    Public liability insurance is taken out by the vast majority of companies and organisations in the UK that have dealings with the public or have employees. This means that any compensation awarded will be paid by the insurance provider, rather than the company responsible for causing the accident.

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    How does Accident Advice Helpline assist with oil rig injuries?

    Our service was set up in 2000 to ensure that anyone who wishes to make a claim for personal injury compensation is able to do so, whatever their personal financial situation. We are an established law firm that employs a team of specialist solicitors, so you can be confident you will always receive the best possible legal advice from someone who is experienced in dealing with this type of claim.

    How does the claim work?

    It is important to call us as quickly as possible after the accident. The sooner your claim can be made the sooner the case can be settled. We will go through all the details with you and advise you on how best to proceed. We handle the claims process from start to finish and can assure you that you will not have to deal directly with the other party.

    Why is compensation important?

    If you are injured it may not be possible for you to return to work for an extended period of time. This could be a problem, as the amount of sick pay you are entitled to receive is likely to be limited.

    Being able to return to work following an injury, especially a more serious one, is likely to take more than just a couple of weeks and we at Accident Advice Helpline understand the financial problems this could cause. Compensation is awarded to help prevent you from being out of pocket and cover factors such as loss of earnings.

    Date Published: December 5, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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