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Injuries on oil rigs demand special considerations

The dangers of oil and gas industry work are very serious. We discussed some of the basic dangers in our post last week. If you have been injured while working in the oil and gas industry, you might opt to seek compensation. We know that you might have a lot of questions about seeking compensation. We can help to answer those questions.

One factor that we have to look into is where the accident occurred. If you were injured on an oil platform that is moveable or jacked up, you might be eligible for benefits based on the Jones Act. In some cases, other admiralty law claims might be possible.

If you were injured while working on a fixed rig, you will likely have to seek compensation for your injury through a workers' compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit. We know that determining all of this can be a rather complex process, but we are here to help you through it.

When you are injured on an oil rig, you can face some serious injuries. Because of the location of these rigs, it might take considerable time to get you appropriate medical care. Once you do obtain medical care, you might find that you are racking up considerable bills. You shouldn't be expected to pay those bills if the accident occurred while you were at work.

Another factor that you have to consider is that you might miss time from work. That can cost you a considerable amount of income. In some cases, you might opt to pursue compensation to help cover that loss, too.

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