Oil Rig Accident Claims 2016-10-27T15:39:07+00:00

Oil Rig Accident Claims

Due to the nature of the job, oil rig employees are exposed to a different working environment, which often involves potentially dangerous conditions. Generally speaking, here are a few examples that differentiate them from other categories of employees:

  • Being a long time away from their family
  • Transportation back and forth from the rig (helicopters are the main form of transport to offshore oil rigs)
  • Facing extreme weather conditions (from torrential rain to freezing temperatures and hurricanes)
  • Oil rigs are frequently located many miles out to sea, far away from medical facilities
  • Working with machinery that wears a high risk of fire and explosion Facing various security risks
  • Exposure to loud noises, hazardous substances or excessive vibrations
  • Unsafe accommodation.

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How long do I have to put in a compensation claim?

Usually you have three years to start legal proceedings for personal injury, however in the case of claims related to Asbestos or delayed symptoms f you would have three years from the date the symptoms / causes were identified by a professional.

If in doubt about your right to claim or if a deadline is fast approaching please call us we will be happy to look into your case.

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