Oil & Gas Accident Claims Scotland
If you have been involved in an accident in Scotland whilst working in the Oil & Gas Industry you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation arising out of your personal injury.
Working in Oil & Gas can be very dangerous. An accident can potentially have devastating consequences for you and your family. Employees are at a higher risk of sustaining injury due to flammable gases, which could cause a fire or explosion. Employees are also at risk of slip or fall from height accidents. This can be caused by oil spills or wet surfaces. In some cases, these can result in loss of life.
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Employers have a duty to ensure that risk assessments in work areas have been carried out. If your employer has failed to meet their legal obligations and you have been injured, we can help you claim the compensation you are entitled to.
We can deal with claims ranging from minor injuries, through to psychological injuries and catastrophic life-changing injuries.
Those roles which may result in injury in the Oil and Gas industry include:
- Drilling Engineer
- Gas Engineer
- Petroleum Engineer
- Pipeline Engineer
- Rig Manager
- Oil Field Worker
- Terminal Operator
- Offshore Technician
- Well Testing Operator
In order to have a successful claim, you must be able to demonstrate that someone else's negligence or breach of duty was the reason the incident occurred. This could be against your employer, a contractor, or one of your colleagues. Additionally, you must be able to prove that the accident caused your injury and all losses flowing from that.
What are the most common injuries that oil rig workers suffer from?
- Broken bones
- Burns/chemical burns
- Crush injuries
- Brain injuries
What should I do if I have sustained an accident on an oil rig in Scotland?
If you have suffered an injury as a result of an oil rig accident in Scotlandt, you should report the accident as soon as possible to your supervisor or manager. You should request that the incident is recorded in the accident book. You should also seek medical attention at your GP or hospital.
It will be very helpful to your claim if you have photographs of your injury/injuries, the location of the accident and the equipment you were using at the time. It is also important to obtain details of any witnesses to the incident or, if not to the incident itself, people who can speak to the task you were carrying out at the time of your accident.
You should then seek the advice of a specialist personal injury lawyer who has experience in handling offshore accident claims in Scotland.
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Is there a time limit for making a claim relating to a personal injury claim in Scotland?
With all personal injury claims, there is a three-year time limit from the date of the accident or, if later, the date you first became aware you had been injured as a result of the accident. We recommend seeking advice from a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible.