We hold negligent parties accountable for the injuries and losses you suffered
Oil rig blowouts may be a common part of the drilling process, but they are dangerous, and they can easily lead to life-changing injuries and disfigurements. Blowouts are caused by an imbalance of pressure. Sometimes, they are caused by drilling pressure from above the ground, and sometimes they are caused by a shifting of liquids and gasses below the ground. When the pressure changes, the liquid shoots out of the ground, and oil workers race to stop the leak and minimize the loss of precious oil. It is in that race to stop the leak that mistakes are frequently made.
Oil rig blowouts can cause fires or explosions that can disfigure workers, or they can cause injuries from chemical exposure or projectile tools and equipment. If you are injured in a blowout or someone you love is killed in one, the North Dakota oil rig blowout attorneys at the Larson Law Firm are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve for your medical care and other losses. Our experienced lawyers are committed to getting results.
What kinds of injuries are caused by oil rig blowouts?
Oil rig blowouts involve very high pressures, caustic chemicals and heavy-duty equipment, which means they have great potential to cause very serious or even fatal injuries. Some of the most common injuries we see in the cases we represent include:
- Deep wounds from flying objects
- Head injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Severe body burns
- Chemical burns
- Smoke inhalation
- Disease caused by chemical exposure
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
The types of injuries you experience depend on how close you are to the action and a series of chance occurrences. You could be involved in an oil rig blowout and come out unscathed, or you could lose an arm or become paralyzed.
You have a reasonable expectation that safety standards are being met even when you work a job that has inherent dangers. If you are injured from an oil rig blowout, you may be able to collect compensation. The experienced Minot oil rig blowout attorneys from the Larson Law Firm are committed to holding oil companies and negligent workers responsible for your injuries.
What kind of settlement you can expect
The settlement you can expect after being injured in an oil rig blowout is typically directly related to the severity of your injuries. The more serious your injuries, the more medical care you are going to need, the greater the reduction in your ability to work, and the greater the pain and suffering you experience.
Our attorneys fight to get the maximum settlement the law allows after your accident. The compensation you get may provide for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost future wages as a result of diminished earnings capacity
- Home health aides, medical equipment, medication and other ongoing health needs
- Rehabilitative care
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
If someone you love was killed in an oil rig blowout, you may also be able to sue for damages. Our experienced attorneys fight to get the best settlement possible, whether it is for your own injuries or for the loss of a loved one. We work with a team of investigators and expert witnesses to prove the negligence of the oil company and to show the extent of the losses you have suffered.
Work with the North Dakota oil rig blowout attorneys committed to getting results
Your claim may be worth thousands, or it may be worth millions. No matter how big or small your case, the North Dakota oil rig blowout attorneys at the Larson Law Firm believe you deserve compensation for the injuries you have suffered. Call our firm today at (701) 839-1777 or use our online form to start talking with one of our lawyers and start fighting for what you deserve.