Oil Rig Injuries
Oil rigs can be dangerous places. The combination of working in dangerous weather conditions, using heavy machinery, contact with flammable substances and so on means that there is an ever present risk of injury. All employers have a duty of care towards the health and safety of their employees but oil rigs, because of the risks associated with them, are heavily regulated and these employers have an even stricter duty of care towards the health and safety of their employees. This includes providing employees with appropriate safety equipment such as gloves and goggles, appropriate training such as heavy lifting and using heavy machinery and ensuring that all machinery is well maintained. Accordingly, if an employee suffers an injury on an oil rig that was not their fault then they can make a claim for compensation against their employer.
Workplace Injury Claims
Whilst Manchester may not be close to many oil rigs, personal injury solicitors** Manchester have experience in dealing with all types of work place injury claims. They will help you to claim compensation for your injuries and help you to recover any other losses you have incurred such as loss of income, medical expenses such as physiotherapy and damage to property. The amount of compensation you get will depend on the seriousness of your injuries so a minor injury such as a slip, trip or fall will result in less compensation than severe burns for example. Even if you are partially to blame you can still bring a claim, however the amount of compensation you will be awarded may be reduced by a certain proportion to account for your own negligence.
If you would like to make a claim against your employer for an oil rig injury then you should seek the advice of a personal injury solicitor** in manchester and file a claim at court within three years of the date of the injury. Any claim brought outside this time period may be statute barred under the Limitation Act 1980.
Even if you are not sure as to whether you have a claim a Manchester personal injury solicitor** will assess your case for free and if they think you have a chance of being successful will work on a no win no fee* basis.
Oil Rig Injury Lawyers Manchester
There are thousands of solicitors** Manchester and you need to make sure that you choose personal injury solicitors** you can depend on.
If you have been injured in an oil rig accident and weren’t to blame, our Work Accident Lawyers can help you claim compensation through our No Win, No Fee* service.
Call our Accident solicitors** on 01618 855 335 or contact us online.
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