Drilling Rig Accidents

How do drilling rig accidents occur?

Drilling rigs are perhaps one of the most dangerous work sites in operation today, and the potential for a serious gas drilling accident is always a very real threat to anyone in the vicinity. This danger applies to oil and natural gas rig workers who may be directly impacted by a drilling rig accident, as well as those residents or environmental areas that may also be vulnerable to the long-term effects. The injuries an individual may suffer from a drilling rig accident can span the gamut from physical, to emotional, to economic, and it is critical that all drilling rig accident victims seek the assistance of a skilled gas drilling accident lawyer who knows how to get results.

Drilling rigs are certainly considered harsh work environments, and the workers who make the decision to make their living on drilling rigs understand the risks involved. While many accidents are averted by following proper safety procedures and practicing responsible decision-making throughout the execution of various tasks, not all accidents can be prevented. In the event that an accident does occur, the responsible parties should be held accountable for their negligence via financial compensation to cover costs associated with medical recovery, and even compensation for the negative economic impacts that a serious drilling rig accident can cause.

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Seeking compensation for injuries sustained in a drilling rig accident can be easier said than done. While some companies may assist workers in their pursuit of workers compensation benefits, other companies take a less ethical approach and do whatever it takes to avoid meeting their obligations. For nearly 35 years, the Fitzsimmons Firm has worked closely with injured workers to achieve substantial financial compensation for medical or emotional injuries as well as economic support. The firm has won many very large settlements for clients, and will continue to execute an aggressive, expert approach to the pursuit of sufficient compensation.


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