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Oil Rig Accident Claims

If you have sustained an injury that was caused by inadequate health and safety provisions while working on an oil rig, we can help. JMW Solicitors has extensive experience in helping individuals who have sustained an injury due to employer negligence to claim compensation.

Our award-winning personal injury solicitors have a practical approach to legal advice and will guide you throughout the claims process from start to finish. We are dedicated to securing the maximum compensation amount for you by making an oil rig accident claim on your behalf. We will liaise with experts and gain access to your medical reports to build a strong case.

Speak to our expert solicitors today about claiming oil rig accident compensation on a no win, no fee basis by calling 0345 872 6666, or complete our online enquiry form and we will be in touch at a time that is suitable for you.

How JMW Can Help You Make a Claim

Working on an oil rig has its own set of unique challenges, such as long periods of time away from home and adverse weather conditions. The strain that such working conditions can put on employees means that the risk of workplace accidents is high.

Our experienced accident claims solicitors are well-versed in helping injured oil rig workers to claim compensation for their injuries. We will work with you to build a strong case that stands you in the best possible position to make a successful claim against your employer.

We have made oil rig accident claims on behalf of individuals who have suffered:

  • Head injuries
  • Falls from height
  • Back injuries
  • Fatal accidents

No matter the circumstances surrounding your oil rig accident, if another member of staff or your employer is responsible for your injuries, our solicitors can help you. Compensation secured can help to cover loss of earnings due to time required off work, along with the cost of medical care and transport. We also take the emotional distress you have endured as a result of your injuries into account.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim for an Oil Rig Accident?

The amount of compensation you are eligible to receive after your oil rig accident is dependent on the type of injury you have suffered, as well as the extent of your injuries. The amount you can claim will also depend on the impact that the incident has had on your life, as well as your employment prospects, taking into consideration any financial losses you have suffered as a result.

The figures below provide a rough guide of the amount you may be entitled to claim for an injury sustained while working on an oil rig, based on the Judicial College Injury Tables. For a more accurate calculation of the amount, you could be able to claim, get in touch with the team at JMW Solicitors today.

Head injury£1,760 - £322,060
Back injury£1,950 - £128,320

If you have suffered the loss of a loved one who was killed while working on an oil rig, our solicitors can help you to determine whether you can claim compensation. Find out more about fatal accident claims here.

What Does My Oil Rig Compensation Cover?

Claiming compensation can help you to rebuild your life following an injury. It will cover any incurred costs you have faced, as well as help you to make necessary changes to your life and allow you to focus on your recovery.

Compensation claimed will help to cover the following:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Full or part-time care
  • Ongoing medical treatment and surgery costs
  • Access to medical treatment not available on the NHS
  • Specialist equipment required for daily living
  • Transport and travel arrangements required as a result of the injury
  • Loss of earnings
  • Special education needs

Will I Have to Claim Against My Employer?

It is the legal responsibility of your employer to ensure that all members of staff are kept safe while carrying out their duties on an oil rig. This includes conforming to regulations outlined by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), as well as holding a suitable insurance policy in case an accident does occur.

If your employer has failed to meet the appropriate requirements and you have suffered an injury as a result, you may be able to claim oil rig injury compensation. Whatever the reason for the incident, your employer would be considered negligible and is liable to pay you compensation.

FAQs About Oil Rig Accidents

What types of injuries are common on oil rigs?

Working on an oil rig presents numerous risks, leading to various common injuries. Falls from height often result in severe fractures and head injuries. Equipment malfunctions can cause crush injuries, amputations and burns. Prolonged exposure to hazardous substances may lead to respiratory issues and skin conditions. Additionally, repetitive strain injuries are common due to the physically demanding nature of the work.

What evidence is needed to support my oil rig accident claim?

To support an oil rig injury claim, comprehensive evidence is vital. Medical reports detailing the extent of your injuries and treatment received form the foundation of your claim. Accident reports filed with your employer at the time of the incident provide official documentation of the event. Witness statements from colleagues who observed the accident can corroborate your account and add credibility. Photographic evidence of the accident scene, machinery involved, and any visible injuries can visually substantiate your claim.

Additionally, safety logs and records showing adherence or violations of safety protocols are vital in establishing employer negligence. Any correspondence with your employer regarding the incident, such as emails or letters, can be useful in demonstrating the response and actions taken post-accident. Financial records and receipts for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and other out-of-pocket expenses illustrate the financial impact of your injuries. Documentation of lost wages or diminished earning capacity due to time off work or reduced duties further strengthens your claim.

Lastly, expert testimony from medical professionals or safety experts can provide authoritative insights into the severity of your injuries and the circumstances leading to the accident.

Is there a time limit for making an oil rig compensation claim?

There is usually a three-year time limit for making a compensation claim if you have sustained an injury due to an accident at work. If an accident has resulted in a fatality, the three-year time limit will start from the date of death.

Our solicitors will handle your case with the utmost sensitivity and compassion, working as quickly as possible to make the oil rig accident claims process as stress-free as possible.

How long will the oil rig claims process take?

The amount of time taken to settle your oil rig claim will depend on the complexity of your case, coupled with how long it takes for a clear picture to emerge of how your injuries will impact your everyday life and future employment prospects.

In very rare cases, the claims process can take several years. However, if this does occur, you could be eligible to receive support and interim payments to make sure your needs are met while the legal process is still ongoing.

What if my employer does not have adequate insurance?

If your employer does not have adequate insurance, you still have options to pursue compensation for your oil rig injury. It is a legal requirement for employers to have proper insurance in place to cover workplace accidents. In the absence of adequate insurance, the employer is still liable for your injuries. JMW Solicitors can help you navigate this complex situation and explore alternative routes for compensation.

Our experienced team will investigate all potential sources of compensation, including other responsible parties or government compensation schemes. We will guide you through the legal process, ensuring your rights are protected. By working closely with experts, we will build a strong case to maximise your chances of a successful claim.

Talk to Us

If you have sustained an accident while working on an oil rig, start a personal injury claim with JMW Solicitors today. Our team is experienced in offshore compensation claims for those who have experienced an injury on an oil rig. Get in touch by calling 0345 872 6666., or complete our online contact form and we will be in touch.

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