Working on a oilrig requires highly specialised skills. Offshore employees face all the usual workplace threats, plus additional ones that relate solely to that industry. If individuals are injured through no fault of their own while working on an oilrig, they may be able to make personal injury claims in Welwyn Hatfield.
Health and safety requirements
Due to the dangers of working on an oilrig, health and safety is taken very seriously, not just by employers but also employees themselves. They know going against the rules can put other people’s lives in danger, not just their own.
Strict rules are in place to reduce the likelihood of accidents on oilrigs, but when they do happen, they can involve many injured workers at one time. This is particularly the case where an accident causes an explosion.
The risks involved when working on oilrigs
Trying to extract gas or oil from under the sea is a huge risk in itself, even before you consider external factors such as extreme weather. Snow, ice and high winds can all cause damage to the oilrig, and make the surfaces workers have to walk on slippy and dangerous.
The equipment used can be heavy and awkward to handle, which creates additional risks. Serious accidents can occur with these huge tools. If several people are working in close proximity, they may find themselves in danger in the event of an incident.
Making personal injury claims in Welwyn Hatfield for oilrig accidents
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your own fault while working on an oilrig, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have the expertise to make personal injury claims in Welwyn Hatfield.
Innocent victims of accidents on oilrigs are just as entitled to claim compensation for their injuries as anyone else who has been hurt through no fault of their own. We have the expertise and experience to keep your claim as stress-free as possible, through a fast and efficient legal process. Our advisors can help get you the best available amount for your situation.
It is because of the high-quality service we provide that Esther Rantzen recommends our services. She knows we will look after you when you make personal injury claims in Welwyn Hatfield, and she likes the way we do not ask for money up-front. We work on a no win, no fee basis, so no money is required if you claim is lost. Esther sees this as being a fair deal for consumers, as there is nothing to lose from making a personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline.
There is a 30-seond test on our website which will let you know if you have a valid claim. It will also give you an estimate of the amount of compensation you could be awarded. Alternatively, you can call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our expert claims advisers. They can provide all the information you may need about personal injury compensation claims.
Date Published: 8th August 2014
Author: David Brown