Injured on an Oil Rig or Oil Field?

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Attorney Grant Lawson | 888-634-7366 | FREE Consult | No Fee Unless We Win

“Don’t [hold off on reporting your claim]. Call a lawyer, find out what your rights are, and make sure you’re doing the right thing to protect your interests and your family.”

When employers and site managers in the oil and gas industry fail to maintain a safe working environment, severe accidents and injuries can result. After a worker is injured on an oil rig or oil field, they must make a series of important decisions related to their recovery.

Grant Lawson is an attorney with Metier Law Firm in Casper, Wyoming. In this video, he explains the legal options available to injured oil workers and their families.

To learn more, contact this attorney directly by calling 888-634-7366 or by submitting a contact form on this page. There is no charge for the consultation, and you owe no out-of-pocket attorney fees.

Key Takeaways From Grant Lawson:

To protect yourself in the aftermath of an oil field accident, begin by calling an attorney.

If you’ve been injured in an oil field accident, it is important to reach out to an attorney to see if the evidence at the scene of the accident can be preserved and to make sure you are not being misled into giving statements to people who don’t have your best legal interest at heart.

Your attorney will also make sure your potential workers’ compensation (commonly called “workers’ comp”) is being properly applied for and that law enforcement and/or OSHA or another state applicable agency has been notified to investigate. It is important to note that whether you can make a claim after filing for workers’ comp varies from situation to situation, specifically if there were other parties involved in the accident.

Many types of injuries can occur on an oil field that can qualify you to make a legal claim, including exposure to harmful chemicals.

Accidents and injuries can result from the storage and use of chemicals on an industrial worksite. With any serious injury, you may be forced to miss work during recovery or even find yourself no longer able to work at all. It is important to look after your legal interests as you explore options to provide for yourself and your family in the future. In many states, workers’ comp is insufficient, lacking the resources to support a worker injured on the job for any significant time.

If you are forced to miss work due to an injury, contact an attorney right away to learn how to protect yourself from unnecessary financial hardship.

Medical bills and loss of wages are just a couple of costs you can expect to face if forced to miss work due to an injury. These expenses can begin before your case comes to court and continue after the lawsuit is resolved.

The worth of your claim will vary depending on multiple factors that may apply such as disfigurement, disability, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and other damages. Beware of advice regarding the worth of your claim from people who don’t know the specific details of your situation.

One of the biggest questions you may have now is how much to expect to pay an attorney.

You will not owe any fees to your lawyer unless your claim is successful.

A good personal injury attorney will encourage you to focus on your rest and recovery as they work toward the success of your case.

If you or someone you know has been involved in an oil field accident, it’s important to file for workers’ comp if applicable, regardless of your company’s direction. Failing to report employee injuries is illegal, yet there are many companies that encourage their employees to stay silent. Don’t let yourself be talked into waiting to report your claim or filing under your own medical insurance. If you have been injured, report it right away; this is essential to protecting yourself, your family, and your future.

To learn more, contact Grant Lawson directly by calling 888-634-7366 or by submitting a contact form on this page. There is no charge for the consultation, and you owe no out-of-pocket attorney fees.

Disclaimer: This video is for informational purposes only. In some states, this video may be deemed Attorney Advertising. The choice of lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements.