Oil Rig Accident Compensation Claims Information
Oil rigs are some of the most dangerous places to work in the world. In addition to the heightened risk of slips, trips and falls, there is also the increased risk of burn injuries and gas explosions. Even on the most careful of oil rigs and derricks, there is the constant risk of serious injury. In some cases, an oil rig injury can be fatal, particularly if there isn’t quick transport to the nearest hospital.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team can deliver a complete range of legal services to help you get the compensation you deserve. If you’ve suffered any kind of injury or accident aboard your oil rig, get in touch with our legal team today. We can provide a complete no-win, no-fee legal service to help you bring the persons responsible.
The amount of compensation that you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries. If you think you have a viable claim, get in touch with our experienced team today by calling 0800 699 0079. If you do have a viable claim, we will work with you to take on former employers, current employers and anyone else responsible for your handheld tool injuries. Our no-win, no-fee legal specialists can help you to get the compensation that you are entitled to.
What are Oil Rig Injuries?
An oil rig injury is any kind of injury which occurs due to an accident at work on board an oil rig or derrick. In most cases, these incidents occur on offshore oil rigs, where access to comprehensive medical care is limited. As such, it can be difficult to treat any kind of injury as immediately as necessary. An oil derrick injury can be extremely serious and result in long-term disability.
If you find that you’re left unable to work following your oil rig accident, the compensation that you receive can be essential. Here at Tylers Solicitors, our no-win, no-fee legal experts can help you to get the money and justice you need. A serious injury aboard an oil derrick can cause long-term health concerns.
Over the years, our experienced team have helped all kinds of people to get the compensation that they need to move on with your life. If you’ve suffered any kind of short-term or long-term injury that wasn’t your fault, get in touch today. We can help you to bring the party responsible for your injury to justice.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Oil Rig Injuries?
There are five main causes of injuries aboard offshore oil rigs and derricks. All of these can cause extremely serious injuries. The most common causes include:
- Transport Accidents.
- Contact with Machinery.
- Explosions and Fires.
- Falls, Slips and Trips.
- Exposure to Harmful Substances.
What are Transport Accidents on Oil Rigs?
Transport accidents remain some of the most common causes of injuries aboard oil rigs. Many offshore oil workers rely on helicopters and boats to transport them to their derricks. Mechanical failures are a common cause of both serious injuries and fatalities.
What Injuries are Related to Contact with Machinery?
Workers on board oil rigs need to work around heavy machinery every single day. It is easy for gas/oil workers to be struck by falling objects. Workers can also become crushed between unsecured equipment; a common cause of oil rig injury.
Oil Rig Accident Compensation Claims Calculator
If you or a family member has suffered or sustained an oil rig accident at work, this is serious and you could be owed compensation. Oil rig accidents are one of the most serious injuries you can sustain in the workplace. Use Tylers’ simple oil rig injury compensation calculator below to find out how much you could be entitled too!
Mild to Severe Burns Compensation Amounts
Any kind of burn, either due to an explosion, a fire or a chemical spillage. These issues can range from mild to extremely serious. If you are suffering from mild to severe burns, get in touch with Tylers today.
Up to £64,000
Moderate Oil Rig Injury Compensation Amounts
Moderate oil rig injuries, usually due to impacts, which have caused short-term or long-term damage, could entitle you to compensation. This can include purely cosmetic injuries or more serious health concerns.
£2,000 to £300,000
Broken Bones and Crushing Injury Compensation Amounts
If you’ve suffered broken bones as the result of a crushing injury, we are here for you. This can happen anywhere in the body, but is most common amongst hands, feet and arms. The level of compensation that you receive will depend on the severity and location of your injuries. In some cases, these injuries can even result in amputations.
£3,800 to £192,000
Wrongful Death Compensation Amounts
If the worker has died because of their injuries aboard the oil rig or during transport. In addition to the compensation awarded for the wrongful death itself, there are also claims to be made for damages, pain and suffering and funeral costs.
£43,710 to £101,470
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Compensation Could I Get for My Oil Rig Injuries?
When you choose to work with the experienced team at Tylers Solicitors, we can help you to get the compensation that you deserve. Our no-win, no-fee legal experts will help you to get the justice and the compensation that you are entitled to. The level of compensation that you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and the impact that they have had on your life.
Over the years, the experienced team at Tylers Solicitors has worked to deliver a complete range of legal services to all kinds of victims. If you’ve suffered any kind of injury that wasn’t your fault, get in touch with our experienced team today. If you or a loved one has been unfortunate to sustain an oil rig injury, then our trained solicitors are here for you.
Oil rigs are extremely dangerous environments which can cause a wide range of injuries and disabilities. Whether you’ve sustained your injuries transporting to or from the oil rig, or while working aboard the facility, get in touch with our team today. You could be able to claim for anything relating to the injury, including recovery time, long-term disabilities, loss of wages or adjustments to your home.
What Kinds of Injury Can Occur on Oil Rigs?
Oil rigs can cause a complete range of injuries which can have long-term health/mobility issues. These can include:
- Severe Burns.
- Chemical Poisoning and Toxic Inhalation.
- Mild to Severe Brain Injuries.
- Broken Bones and Crushing Injuries.
- Back, Neck and Shoulder Injuries.
- Limb Amputations.
How Can I Prevent Oil Rig Injury?
If you oversee the health and safety on-board the oil rig, it is important that you take steps to protect your employees. It is important that you:
- Keep the Rig as Clean as Possible.
- Ensure All Workers Are Trained.
- Maintain All Equipment.
How Dangerous are Explosions and Fires?
Gas and oil rigs are designed to handle extremely flammable and dangerous materials. Fires and explosions are a major concern. Even the slightest spark near to oil and gas can set off a large explosion, which can cause serious injuries.
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