North Dakota Oil Derrick Falls Attorneys
We hold negligent parties accountable for accidents resulting in injuries
Oil and gas extraction is considered one of the most hazardous industries in the United States, and oil workers are at the highest risk of becoming injured while on the job. In North Dakota, the Bakken oil fields are considered the most dangerous working conditions in the country. Every day oil and gas crews are exposed to highly toxic and flammable gas while working on oil derricks. These tall structures are placed over oil well holes and have moveable parts that hoist and lower pipes in and out of the wells.
There are many things that can go wrong when working on an oil well. As a result, oil derrick falls are common and often result in serious injuries and fatalities. No injury case is too complex or complicated for Larson Law Firm, P.C. to handle. Our skilled oil field injury attorneys have thorough knowledge of industry laws and OSHA safety regulations and hold negligent parties accountable for your accident.
What causes oil derrick falls?
On a slick deck, it’s easy to lose your footing and slip and fall or even fall off the oil derrick. Accidents occur both on and off the ground and depending on the height of the oil derrick, a slip and fall accident can result in catastrophic injuries. Typical causes of oil derrick falls include:
- Machinery or equipment strikes workers and they fall off the derrick
- Bad weather conditions cause workers to slip and fall on the deck or off the platform
- Workers don’t wear safety harness or proper footwear and fall off platform
- Ground workers trip and fall over uncovered cables or equipment
- Poor lighting causes slip and fall accidents on the ground or on the platform
A dangerous oil derrick fall not only leaves you in extreme physical pain but you face expensive medical bills and lost income because you can’t work. Rely on our skilled North Dakota oil field injury attorneys to aggressively fight the legal battle on your behalf so you can concentrate on your healing and recovery.
What are the most common slip and fall injuries?
Oil derrick falls can leave you seriously injured. In worst case scenarios, North Dakota oil and gas workers are killed due to the negligence of oil companies who fail to maintain safe working conditions. Slip and fall injuries can be as minor as a twisted ankle or a catastrophic injury such as a broken spinal cord that leaves you paralyzed and unable to move. The most common injuries resulting in oil derrick falls include:
- Torn and damaged ligaments and tendons
- Broken bones, including hips and pelvis
- Back, neck and spine injuries
- Head and traumatic brain injuries
- Crush injuries resulting from falling inside machinery
You are legally entitled to fair legal representation and don’t have to suffer painful consequences of a slip and fall accident that wasn’t your fault. As your trusted oil field injury attorneys, rely on us to thoroughly investigate and research every detail of your injury case. We work tenaciously on your behalf to recover maximum compensation for your losses and injuries.
Take immediate legal action today by calling an experienced North Dakota oil derrick falls attorney
At Larson Law Firm, P.C., our leading North Dakota oil derrick falls attorneys represent your injury case with integrity and professionalism. For more than 35 years, we have served our local Minot community and are committed to giving our clients the personalized attention they deserve. To set up a free case consultation, call 701-484-HURT or contact us online today. We offer personal home and hospital visits and our Minot office has accessible parking for your convenience.