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This video features Grant Lawson, a Personal Injury attorney based in Wyoming.
Is workers' comp the only remedy available to an injured oil field worker?
It completely depends on the situation, how the accident occurred, who was involved, and whether or not there's potential claims that fall outside of workers' comp, assuming workers' comp is available. If workers' comp isn't available, then there's absolutely no question that an injured employee has the ability to bring a case or claims, maybe against multiple parties, including an employer. If workers' comp does apply, that does not extinguish potential claims for actions that go beyond simple negligence or the negligence of parties that are not part of the employer, or parties or individuals that are part of the employer. And so it's a bit of a complicated question and answer, but the easy way to look at is that, if you are hurt out on the oil field, to really know whether you have rights and have the ability to recover, you gotta contact a lawyer who knows the law and deals with oil field accidents.
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