If you work in an oil refinery in Helsby, you know that you are working in a dangerous environment. If you have any accident at work, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim against your employer if you and your injury lawyers Helsby can prove that your accident was due to negligence.
You can file personal injury compensation claims for injuries sustained in accidents which you can prove were not your fault.
Injury lawyers in Helsby
You generally have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim, but you should check with injury lawyers Helsby or elsewhere to find out how long you have in which to claim for your accident. You can also call us at Accident Advice Helpline for any information concerning any type of personal injury compensation claim.Open Claim Calculator
You may have been diagnosed with an illness within the last three years which you and your injury lawyers Helsby (or a firm of injury lawyers based elsewhere in the UK) can prove was the result of another person’s negligence.
Accidents in the oil industry
While the oil and chemicals industry is potentially one of the most hazardous to work in, especially when we consider offshore oil rigs, it has a fairly good health and safety record. Accidents when they happen, however, are tragic. The Hazardous Industry Directorate (HID) regulates the industry and attempts to ensure the safety of workers and the general public.
One of the more recent tragedies at an oil refinery took place at the Chevron oil refinery at Pembroke Dock in Wales in 2011. Four people died while carrying out maintenance work. It took ten fire engines to put out the blaze after the explosion occurred.
Also in 2011 there was an explosion at the Dalian oil refinery in North West China, and there have been more recent accidents in oil refineries in Venezuela and the USA.
Although management at oil refineries carry out risk assessments and have to abide by the rules of the industry regulators, the HID who operate in tandem with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). They attempt, as far as possible, to ascertain that management teams at oil refineries do everything they can to minimize the risk of accidents occurring.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been injured in an accident at work, or have any other personal injury compensation claim to make, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. You can do this at any time by dialing one of our freephone numbers. Our lines will be open for your call whatever time or day it is. From a landline, call 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile phone, call 0333 500 0993. For expert legal advice about any type of personal injury compensation claim, call us now.