Whether the accident that led to your injury involved an oil drilling rig, hot oil, field operations, oil field trucking, well completion, scaffolding, transportation, welding, refinery work, or roofing, I understand the intricacies of the dangerous work environment that you face.
Many area jobs involve the use of heavy and potentially dangerous equipment or they require that you work around possibly harmful chemicals or explosives. Even with the best safety features in place and the strongest OSHA regulations, accidents happen that can be either minor or catastrophic. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2017 Survey of Injuries and Illnesses reported 2.8 million workplace injuries in the U.S. despite the countless safety regulations designed to protect the American workforce.
Compensation for Industrial Injuries
Many workers who are injured in an industrial accident believe they are only eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, but more might be available to assist you during your recovery. I can help you explore other means of pursuing fair compensation using legal methods that might be available to you and your family. You should not have to struggle and worry while you are on the road to recovery. In addition, third party companies must also be held responsible for the injuries that you have sustained.
The amount of payment you can receive through workers' compensation and/or third party claims is calculated based on how big of an impact the accident has had on your life. For instance, consider these all-too-common effects you may face following an industrial accident:
- Altered health and daily routine
- Inability to work (and therefore collect a paycheck)
- Ongoing medical bills
- Changes to your family relationships
- Changes in mental well-being
It’s not unusual for accident victims to only consider the short-term impact of their injuries. With today’s medical bills and concerns on your mind, it can be very tempting to want to accept the first offer the insurance company gives you. However, it’s extremely important that you and your attorney discuss the long-term effects of your accident as well. Otherwise, you may accept a settlement offer that fails to address your long-term pain and suffering, not to mention any future medical bills that may arise.