Answering Your Questions About Workplace Injuries
The last decade has seen a dramatic rise in oil and gas drilling accidents. This may be due, at least partially, to the increase in demand for oil and gas contrasted with a diminishing supply. Job bosses sometimes put production and output first, to the detriment of worker safety. Oil and gas refinery accidents are a leading cause of workplace injuries and deaths due to the inherently dangerous requirements of these productions. If you’ve been hurt, contact our Denver oil and gas accident lawyers as soon as possible.
In order to limit the hazards faced by oil and gas workers, including burns and other serious injuries, employers and companies are required to keep drilling sites as safe as possible. They do this, in part, by observing safety guidelines such as those set out by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a federal body determined to protect employees by regulating jobsite safety. Failure to observe these regulations could lead to worker injury or death.
Some common causes of oil and gas injuries include:
- Defective equipment / machinery
- Fires /explosions
- Frac tank accidents
- Crush injuries
- Rig collapse
- Insufficient safety restraints leading to falls from rigs and other equipment
- Well pad injuries
- Hot sludge injuries
- Exposure to dangerous chemicals
Receive Help from Our Denver Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or someone in your family was injured in an oil / gas related accident, you should act quickly to learn about your rights and the options you have regarding financial restitution. Please do not hesitate to speak with our Denver personal injury lawyers at Jordan, Herington & Rowley as soon as possible. We have recovered millions of dollars for our injured clients, and this experience and ability can benefit you, so get in touch with our oil and gas accident attorneys in Denver today.
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