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.


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 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.