Oil Rig Electrocution Attorney
Being electrocuted is a serious, tragic scenario and one that leaves a wake of disaster and severe pain with the victim and their family. Electrocution can cause internal damage as well as problems like burns and scars. You may not even realize the full extent of your electrocution injuries until you’ve received medical attention from a professional. Electrocution accidents in oilfields may cause an employee to sustain critical injuries and become unable to work as a result.
Electrocution Accidents All Too Common
Unfortunately, one of the leading causes of accidents and fatalities on an oilfield near has to do with electrocution. This is a job hazard that extends well beyond electricians. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health identified that electrocutions were the 5th most common cause of death in the workplace between 1982 and 1984. However, today electrocution related accidents and the deaths that result in the oil industry are a major issue for those oil workers working in the field and offshore.
In the event that you have recently been injured in an oilfield accident or if you have recently lost a loved one as a result, you may be entitled to file a workers' compensation claim or a personal injury claim. You could be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and your injuries by pursuing a personal injury claim against the responsible party.
Causes of Oil Rig Electrocution Accidents
Inadequate training, improper maintenance, improper communication, oil worker fatigue, inadequate use of equipment, and unsafe working conditions can all lead to accidents. Those individuals who survive an oilfield accident in may be entitled to file both a workers' compensation claim and a personal injury claim. In the event that you have recently lost a loved one due to a preventable oilfield accident, you may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim as well. In a workers' compensation claim, a surviving employee could recover medical bills and benefits for lost wages.
Third parties who may be held responsible in these types of accidents frequently include subcontractors, general contractors, equipment manufacturers, and well operators. Electrocution is a severe injury that can lead to ventricular fibrillation, severe burns or even death. Hundreds of individuals die on the job every single year due to electrocution. If you or someone you know has recently been injured in such an accident on oilfield, you need to consult with a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible.