When you’ve been injured working on an oil or gas extraction operation, the physical and emotional repercussions can be devastating. In addition to the pain, discomfort, and potentially long-lasting damage of a serious non-fatal injury, you may be left feeling angry, frustrated, or even lost after your injury. For the loved ones of workers who suffer fatal injuries, the incredible sense of loss and grief cannot be understated.
The financial repercussions of such accidents only add insult to injury. For many victims of oilfield accidents, their employers are quick to deny involvement, and insurance companies are unwilling to provide sufficient coverage for their needs.
If your employer and insurance company don’t give you the compensation you need, you may be left footing outrageous medical bills and dealing with a major loss of income from being out of work. If you are injured so severely that you are unable to return to work, you may even find yourself without a source of steady income. If your employer’s negligence led to your injuries, you may have a right to be compensated for these major losses.