Working on a natural gas platform is certainly not the safest occupation. Oil and gas industry workers face some of the riskiest working conditions of employees in any industry in the United States. When accidents occur, injuries can be severe. This may result in costly medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering for the victim. Workers’ compensation benefits may be available in order to assist with some of these costs. In some cases, a victim may also be entitled to pursue a third-party work injury claim as a result of the accident.
Four Potentially Responsible Parties After a Natural Gas Platform Injury
After an accident, it is important to understand that there may be additional parties responsible for your injuries aside from your employer. Some of these potential parties may be obvious, while you may not consider others at first glance unless you have had the misfortune of suffering an injury in the past. Examples of these third parties include the following:
- Subcontractors used on the platform
- Government entities
- Equipment manufacturers
- Another company or its employees
With such a significant financial burden at stake after a natural gas platform injury, it is important to consider all of your legal options when an accident occurs. We strongly encourage you to consult with an experienced attorney who can help you determine whether you may have a potential injury claim against a third party. At Kennedy Hodges, LLP, we have helped countless clients obtain the compensation that they deserve after workplace injury. Check out our client testimonials for more information.