Alejandro: Hi Jason, I’ve been looking at jobs in the oilfield, but I hear it can be dangerous. I was wondering if you know what kinds of accidents could happen to someone like me if I go to work there.
Jason: Thanks for your question, Alejandro. Yes, there is risk involved in working on an oilfield. Depending on your job, you may be exposed to hazards that could lead to burns and other various injuries. Some of the more common ones include hand, shoulder, neck, ankles, and back injuries, which can be debilitating and even life-altering.
Alejandro: What kind of accident could cause me to get hurt that bad?
Jason: Some of the more common accidents are explosions, fires, oil well blowouts, and exposure to harmful chemicals.
Alejandro: But what if the company I am thinking about working for hasn’t had any fires or explosions?
Jason: Well, that’s a good thing, but it doesn’t mean that it will never happen. Besides the risk of fires and chemicals, oilfield workers are sometimes involved in accidents related to equipment that malfunctions, transportation accidents, and even slips and falls due to slick surfaces.
Alejandro: Sounds like there are a lot of things that could go wrong.
Jason: Yes, that’s why it’s imperative that safety regulations are followed. Otherwise, workers at all levels could be seriously injured or even face death.
Alejandro: Have you ever worked on a case involving an oilfield accident?
Jason: Yes, Alejandro. I’ve worked on a number of these cases. Just recently, I’ve had clients receive $1 Million settlements for an oilfield injury and an oilfield wrongful death.
Alejandro: Oh wow, that’s a lot of money.
Jason: I’ve also worked on cases where vehicles, belonging to oil and gas companies, are responsible for causing accidents with my clients. If you are ever involved in a work-related accident, you should seek legal counsel as soon as possible.
Alejandro: Why is that?
Jason: So that you can protect your rights. This industry has one of the highest fatal work injury rates in the United States. It has a lot of experience in dealing with potential claims and finding ways to minimize payouts.
Alejandro: Thank you Jason. I will keep that in mind.
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