Working in the oil and gas industry is not for the faint of heart. These workers face some of the most hazardous working conditions of any industry in the United States. One place that injuries often occur is a natural gas platform. Workers who are required to work on a platform as part of their job duties may be at risk of injury. Workers’ compensation exists to protect employees and provide them with much needed financial assistance in the event of such an injury. However, this benefit is not always sufficient enough to cover all of the costs and expenses associated with an accident. Fortunately for victims, it may be possible to pursue a third-party personal injury claim in order to obtain a more sufficient recovery after an injury.
Five Causes of Natural Gas Platform Injuries
Injuries suffered while working on a natural gas platform can occur in many different ways. The following are five common causes:
- Carelessness or recklessness
- Delays in the repair or maintenance of equipment
- Failing to provide proper training
- Improper or outdated safety procedures put in place by the company
- Defective products or equipment
When a third party is involved in the accident or injury, the worker may have a third-party personal injury claim. A third party consists of someone other than the employer, such as the manufacturer of a defective product that caused the accident.
If you were injured in a natural gas platform accident, it is important to consult with an attorney to determine whether you may have grounds for a third-party injury claim. Compensation obtained from this type of claim may provide you with the financial assistance necessary to cover your long-term medical expenses and lost wages. It may also provide you with compensation for your pain and suffering. Acting quickly is crucial to the success of your case. To learn more, we encourage you to reach out for a complimentary consultation.