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Oil & Gas Refinery Worker Accidents

Inherently, several jobs or has it is; essentially, when working for the oil and gasoline industry, the hazards and volatile nature of these substances consistently can result in tragedy.

Many factors, which can go wrong, are fully out of the hands of employees; while the prevention of these accidents is crucial, so is the preparation of the inevitable.

Should employees sustain injuries or become killed in an accident, they and their loved ones have the legal right to receive worker’s compensation benefits; if a violation of safety mandates,or a reckless act is at the core of the oil & gas refinery worker accidents, the employer of the victims may be held liable.

Types of Refinery Accidents

Individuals who work for oil and gas refineries are fully knowledgeable of the risks connected to their occupations. However, that doesn’t absolve employers of any responsibility if something were to go wrong.

There are a number of ways in which exposure of chemicals can become problematic. Chemicals that are corrosive can result in catastrophic burns to the skin, and other fatal chemicals can cause workers to die when they are without respirators and inhale vapors.

Silica exposure, overtime, can result in medical conditions, such as cancer and silicosis if the victim becomes exposed within an extended duration of time.

When equipment does not do what it was intended to do, the result may be a chain reaction of events, or accidents, which can result in a more critical event.

Machinery and equipment, for this reason, need to be routinely inspected for indications of wear and tear, or defect.

Incidents that involve falling objects are among the most typical forms of accidents in the workplace whether it is the occupation or on location; oil and gas refinery employees must use caution due to objects being likely to fall on top of them.

They must wear mandated protective equipment and helmets to reduce or prevent injuries sustained in oil & gas refinery worker accidents.

Attorneys are committed to educate employees about various legal rights, and to safeguard their interests from the insurance companies of the employer, which would merely assume on a legitimate claim not to make payments.

Workers who sustained injuries, regardless of who caused the oil & gas refinery work accidents, deserve benefits of worker’s compensation. However, an esteemed attorney, when filing a claim, can assist you in protecting your interests.

You may be entitled, if this is the case, to supplement the claim of your worker’s compensation, additional compensation; you may be able to recover the complete cost of your lost wages, medical bills, rehabilitation therapy, suffering and pain, and out-of-pocket expenses.

As a result of a workplace accident, if you lost a family member, you may, for wrongful death, file a lawsuit. That way, you can recover damages for the financial contributions to your family of a loved one, as well as, when losing a crucial family member, emotional trauma.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797.

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