The village of Aboyne in Aberdeenshire lies just 26 miles from Aberdeen, on the banks of the River Dee. The railway station here closed in 1966 and today the population is in excess of 2,200 people, thanks largely to the growth of the oil and gas industry in Aberdeen. Many people commute to the city for work and if you are among the many oil and gas industry workers injured in accidents in the UK each year, you might be wondering if you can make a personal injury claim. Solicitors in Aboyne could help by offering you advice and processing your claim to get you the compensation you are entitled to for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings.
Injured whilst working in the oil and gas industry?
The oil and gas industry does not have to be a dangerous industry to work in, but sadly if negligence takes place then accidents can and do happen. You’re working in an industrial environment, often using heavy machinery and equipment and you’re also surrounded by volatile and flammable materials. If health and safety procedures are not followed to the letter then you could be injured as a result. It’s up to your employer to keep you safe at work, and if they have failed to do so then it could be possible to claim compensation after your accident. There’s a three-year time limit in place to do so, and Accident Advice Helpline can handle your claim on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis to get you the compensation you are entitled to, whether your injuries are minor or more serious. Here are just a few examples of the types of accidents you could make a claim for:
- Transportation accidents
- Being struck by a piece of equipment or an object
- Explosion or fire
- Falling from height
- Becoming caught/entangled in equipment or trapped between two pieces of equipment
Some of the injuries you could sustain from these types of accidents have the potential to be life changing – for example, serious crush injuries could lead to the loss of limbs whilst a fire or explosion could cause burns that could lead to permanent scarring, affecting your future.
Who’s to blame and why do you need a solicitors in Aboyne?
If you have been injured at work in the oil and gas industry, either whilst working onshore or offshore, your employer could be held liable and ordered to pay you personal injury compensation. It’s a good idea to find out sooner rather than later if you are eligible to make a claim, which is why contacting a solicitors in Aboyne is a wise move. But rather than choosing a local solicitors, why not get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline? We cover the whole of the UK and we have a great track record of success, as well as a team of specialists on hand to help you get the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured then why not call us today to find out more about making a claim – there is no obligation to proceed. You can call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 3rd August 2017
Author: Rob Steen