Oil field injury is a real problem for the state of Wyoming. Wyoming has held the number one spot for the majority of the past ten years for the worst work safety record in the U.S. There are very few jobs in this country that are considered to be more dangerous than that of a Wyoming oil field worker. With an energy boom on the rise in Wyoming, the number of oilfield injuries can be expected to rise. Most people take for granted the fact that they can drive to any gas station and pump fuel into their cars. Many do not realize the risks that oilfield workers take to extract, transport, refine and store the fuel that they use on a daily basis. If you or a loved one has been injured in an oil field accident or energy related accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact a Wyoming personal injury law firm to learn more about your legal options for recovery.
Oil field workers regularly work long hours under high pressure situations. The combination of tired workers, long hours, and heavy machinery often results in an oil field injury. Some injuries are caused because of someone’s carelessness or negligence, but workers are often exposed to extreme temperatures, dangerous chemicals, and defective products. Employers are required to maintain a safe work environment for their employees as well as follow OSHA regulations. When they fail to do so, an oilfield injury can occur. Many of these oil field injuries are covered by workers compensation but the workers compensation benefits often fall short of covering the victim’s expenses. If another company or entity was responsible for the accident, the victim may have the option of filing a claim against that party in civil court. In cases where a co worker or fellow employee knowingly and intentionally cause harm on the victim, filing a claim against the company may be an option. Contact a Wyoming personal injury law firm for a free case evaluation and to see if you have a legitimate claim.
Many victims that choose to handle their claim without legal assistance find that their settlement or benefits are often not enough to cover their expenses. Oil field injuries can cause serious long term effects that leave the victims disabled and unable to return to work. If you or a loved one has been injured in an oilfield accident, you should consider contacting a Wyoming personal injury law firm to represent you. They have helped many others and they can help you too. Call for a free case evaluation.