Holding negligent parties accountable for your pain and suffering
The oil industry brings in a huge source of income for North Dakota, especially the Bakken oil fields. North Dakota has the second largest oil reserve in the United States. Both North Dakota and Texas account for half of the crude oil production in the country. Workers flock to the Bakken region because of its rich oil deposits which equates to a steady income for workers and their families. Because of this huge oil boom in North Dakota, oil rig accidents have increased over the years.
At Larson Law Firm, P.C., located in Minot, North Dakota, our oil rig accident attorneys thoroughly understand how the oil industry operates, especially since the oil boom is right in our backyard. We also know that generally large oil companies avoid accountability for employees injuries and fatalities. With our extensive legal background representing oil rig accident cases, we are committed to getting you full and fair compensation for your injuries.
Why oil drilling is one of the most dangerous jobs in North Dakota
Oil drilling is extremely dangerous and risky work. In 2015, The AFL-CIO Death on the Job Report stated that North Dakota was the most dangerous state to work in, and 14.9 deaths per 100,000 workers happened as a result of oil field accidents in 2015 alone.
Even with all the necessary safety precautions in place, accidents on an oil rig can unexpectedly happen and cause disastrous results. Below are common accidents that happen while working on oil rigs:
- Well blowouts
- Fires and explosions
- Slip and fall accidents such as slippery decks
- Machinery failure due to improper maintenance
- Swinging and falling equipment such as cables and pipes
- Toxic chemical spills
If you were injured while working on a North Dakota oil rig and seek reliable legal advice, turn to our savvy North Dakota oil rig accident attorneys for assistance. As a local personal injury law firm, we are recognized by our peers and have served the Minot community for more than 36 years.
Injuries related to oil rig accidents
Unfortunately, fatalities are common occurrences on oil rigs. In 2013, 56 workers in the oil and gas industry were killed in North Dakota and fatality rates have nearly doubled since 2007. Injuries that happen on an oil rig are caused by a variety of factors, such as company negligence, equipment malfunction and human error. The most common injuries on oil rigs include:
- Severe burns and lacerations
- Broken bones
- Crush injuries – as a result of heavy equipment
- Soft tissue and muscle damage
- Limb amputation
- Head and traumatic brain injuries
- Hands and foot injuries – due to getting caught in machinery
- Spinal and back injuries
- Respiratory and lung issues – as a result of toxic chemical exposure
Our accident attorneys work on your behalf to get you the money you fairly deserve for your injuries. Because of our close proximity to North Dakota’s oil fields, our oil rig accident attorneys work closely with industry professionals to help us determine liability in your case. Even if you are an out-of-state resident and only worked temporarily on a North Dakota oil rig, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
If you have been injured, contact leading Minot, North Dakota oil accident attorneys
The experienced oil rig accident attorneys at Larson Law Firm, P.C., are here to assist you with your case. Our office is conveniently located in Minot with accessible parking available. We also make home and hospital visits. To set up your free legal consultation today, contact us online or call 701-484-HURT.