Working for the oil and gas industry can be very dangerous. After all, those industries work with very hazardous and volatile substances on a regular basis. There are a lot of things that can go wrong, and often these things are completely out of the hands of the employees. If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, you and your family deserve the right to compensation.
Some common types of accidents that can occur in the oil and gas industry include the ignition of flammable material, electrical fires, equipment failures, falling objects, and exposure to deadly chemicals. All of these types of dangers can result in serious illness or injury, or even death.
Regardless of who is at fault for an on-the-job accident, workers who are injured are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. An attorney can help investigate the source of your injuries, which could reveal negligence on the part of your employer or a third party. If that is the case, you may be entitled to additional compensation to supplement your worker’s compensation claim. If a loved one has been killed in an oil and gas refinery accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit for wrongful death.
Call the Kennedy Law Firm today to learn more about your legal options, or to schedule your free consultation. We will work hard on your claim to ensure that you receive fair compensation.