We hold negligent parties accountable
Oil may be an important resource that fuels much of our daily activity, but it is also a highly flammable and dangerous substance. Working on an oil rig opens you up to lucrative career opportunities, but it also puts you at risk for serious injury or even death if there is an accident on the rig.
Oil companies are responsible for creating as safe a space as possible for workers and anyone else who may be near their fields and rigs. While accidents can happen even when people do all the right things, we find that many of the most serious accidents can be traced back to negligence. Whether a person in charge is negligent or the policies of the company itself are responsible for the negligence, the Minot oil rig explosion lawyers from the Larson Law Firm are ready to hold them responsible. You are entitled to compensation when you have been injured in an explosion caused by another’s negligence, and our attorneys are ready to fight for the maximum compensation the law allows you.
What are the common causes of oil rig explosions?
Oil workers routinely work with heavy-duty equipment and caustic chemicals. When these chemicals and equipment come into contact with the highly flammable oil, they can create a fire or cause an explosion. Oil companies are responsible for putting into place safety guidelines and procedures that minimize these risks, as well as for maintaining equipment to ensure that malfunctions do not lead to accidents.
However, many oil companies do not live up to these responsibilities, or people who have been put in charge of these tasks drop the ball by using inferior materials, neglecting maintenance, or allowing an unsafe atmosphere to prosper. That’s when accidents happen and people are seriously hurt or killed.
Some of the common causes of oil rig explosions that we see include:
- Poor maintenance of oil pipelines
- Malfunctioning ventilation systems
- Failure of equipment caused by water erosion
- Defective equipment
- Unsafe use of equipment
- Violation of safety rules
The Minot oil rig explosion lawyers at the Larson Law Firm work with a team of investigators to get to the bottom of the cause of the explosion, uncovering the evidence that is needed to show that your injuries were caused by the negligence of the company, supervisors, or fellow workers. By working with our experienced attorneys, you level the playing field against the oil company, which will certainly have a team of legal experts working on its side. Our attorneys fight to protect your rights and hold the negligent parties accountable.
Types of injuries from oil rig explosions
Oil rig explosions can be devastating. They can cause injuries that change your life, including limiting your mobility and your ability to work. They can also cause death. Our Minot oil rig explosion lawyers represent cases that involve a wide range of injuries, including:
- Burn injuries
- Broken bones
- Head trauma
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal injuries
These and other injuries can require long hospital stays and surgery even when they are relatively minor. More extensive injuries can lead to the need for long-term care, rehabilitation, numerous surgeries, in-home care, and ongoing medication and medical needs. You can lose your ability to work or your ability to enjoy the same quality of life that you once did. You may not even be able to care for yourself.
Our Minot oil rig explosion lawyers fight to get compensation that covers all of your past and future medical needs, as well as the amount you have lost in wages, the amount you are projected to lose from your diminished earnings capacity, counseling for mental issues that result from your injuries, and more. Compensation can also be awarded for the pain and suffering you have experienced.
If you have lost a loved one in an oil rig explosion, you may also be eligible for compensation. Our attorneys fight to get the maximum settlement to reflect the justice you deserve and to protect your family’s future.
Contact our firm to work with experienced North Dakota oil rig accident attorneys who get results
The Minot oil rig explosion lawyers at the Larson Law Firm have a record of getting results for our clients. Our attorneys are dedicated to getting our clients the maximum settlement that the law provides after they have been seriously injured in an oil rig explosion caused by another’s negligence. Call us today at (701) 839-1777 to learn more about your legal options, or fill out our secure online form to schedule a free consultation.