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The Long-Term Effects of Oilfield Injuries

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The road to recovery in the aftermath of an oilfield accident can be long and arduous. Medical costs, loss of wages, and pain and suffering can amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars. It can also be difficult to cope with the emotional anguish resulting from long-term injuries. Considering the high financial stakes involved,… Read More »

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The Importance of Seeking Medical Attention After an Oilfield Injury

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The aftermath of an oilfield accident can be chaotic. Working on oil rigs and related fields is considered among the most dangerous jobs in the US. There is always a high likelihood of accidental injury, particularly because oilfield employers often cut corners on safety in order to lower their costs of operations. Moreover, the… Read More »

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Excessive Noise: A Common Hazard in The Oil and Gas Industry

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Noise is one of the most common occupational hazards in the US, with occupational hearing loss ranking as the most frequently reported work-related illness. Workers in the oil and gas industry are at a particularly high risk of excessive noise exposure. A large number of oilfield workers suffer hearing loss and other impairments every… Read More »

oilfield injury attorneys in Covington Louisiana

The Hazards of Confined Space Entry for Oil and Gas Workers

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Confined spaces in oil and gas fields increase the injury and fatality risk of workers from explosions, fires, asphyxiation, drowning, and loss of consciousness. The work area is often small and restrictive in an oilfield, such as the inside of tanks or pipes. The oil and gas companies have a legal duty to provide… Read More »

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The Importance of an Accident Reconstruction Specialist in Your Case

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Seemingly minor details related to your accident can make or break your case when you are claiming compensation for a motor vehicle accident injury. Accident reconstruction experts can help clear things when there is inadequate evidence, ambiguities in statements, and parties pointing fingers at each other, among other things. With help from a skilled… Read More »

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Pre-Existing Conditions: You’re Still Entitled to Fair Compensation After an Oilfield Injury

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Working in an oilfield is never without risks. Accidents are all too common even when the workers practice all the necessary safety protocols. In many cases, pre-existing medical conditions can also get aggravated or enhanced if you were involved in an oilfield accident. The injury may leave you with more treatments, medical bills, loss… Read More »

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The Top 5 Deadly Gases in The Oil and Gas Industry

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Anyone who has worked in the oil and gas industry knows the dangers associated with the field. Unpredictable weather, complex industrial equipment, and harsh working conditions only add to the overall problems. What most oil and gas workers don’t realize is that certain types of fumes and gases can prove to be dangerous too…. Read More »

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Common Causes of Crush Injuries In The Oil Fields

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Crush injuries are more common than you would believe. This is partly because oil field workers routinely operative heavy equipment and machinery. Proper training and adequate safety measures can help in preventing such accidents. Unfortunately, employers and large corporations ignore conducting adequate inspections or scheduling necessary maintenance. In a bid to make a greater… Read More »

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Can Your Vehicle’s “Black Box” Help with Your Auto Accident Claim?

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Investigators often rely on a black box for reconstructing the accident scene when a plane crashes. They do this for identifying the actual cause of the crash. But did you know that most modern automobiles have a black box as well? This can be used for assessing what happened during a car accident and… Read More »

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The Dangers of Rig Explosions in The Oil Industry

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The Gulf of Mexico is home to thousands of active platforms for oil and gas, along with a wide range of rigs, pipelines, and supply ships. This infrastructure is vital to the region’s thriving energy industry, particularly in Louisiana. However, there are severe occupational hazards for oil rig workers, both in national and international… Read More »

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