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EXPERIENCED OIL FIELD INJURY LAWYER
Oil and gas extraction workers are killed on the job at a rate seven times greater than the fatality rate for all other U.S. industries. The AFL-CIO issued a report that showed North Dakota has the highest rate of workers deaths in the nation — and half of these fatalities were in the oil and gas extraction industry.
At one point, nearly 200 rigs were operating in the western part of the state, the number of accidents, injuries and deaths have and will continue to rise. The oil boom in the area has been good for the economy, but it has proven to be harmful for many workers in the industry. In 2013, more than 3,200 oil field workers were injured in a work-related accident. The dangers and hazards affect all workers in the industry, including drivers, welders, and derrick workers using hoists and cranes.
Larson Law Firm has been a trusted oil field injury attorney in the North Dakota area. Contact us online or call us at 701-484-HURT for a free initial consultation or case evaluation today.
OIL FIELD ACCIDENTS
North Dakota is in the middle of an oil boom, and oil field workers are flooding into the area. The increase in the number of oil field workers has meant a steep rise in injuries and deaths. Learn about the common oilfield accidents here .
Oil Field Injuries
As oil business booms in North Dakota, the number of oil field injuries has also increased. Our legal team is experienced at handling all types of oil field injuries and legal issues. Learn about the common oilfield injuries below.
Broken Bones and Shoulder Injuries
Back or Neck Injuries
Third Party Claims for Damages in Oil Field Accidents
Oil and gas drilling is dangerous and fast paced with long hours working on or near large, complex machinery, often in adverse conditions. If you are injured on the job as an oil field worker in North Dakota, you are not necessarily limited to workers’ compensation.
Typically, there are many contractors at an oil or gas drilling site. Generally, you cannot sue your own employer, but if the negligence or intentional acts of someone else or another company caused the accident, you may have a claim against them for additional damages to cover your losses. At Larson Law Firm P.C., we can help determine whether you have a viable case.