Common Causes of Oil Rig Injuries
When you are hurt as a result of the negligence of someone or something else, you may be entitled to compensation for the associated damages. A party is considered negligent when they violate some duty to you and an injury results, and when a party’s negligence causes damages, they can be held legally responsible for the costs. When it comes to oil rigs, you will generally file your claim with a private insurance company that is paid premiums by the employer, the owner of the rig, or some other third-party that caused your injury. Some of the most common causes of oil rig injuries include:
- The negligence or error of other people
- Equipment failure
- Exposure to hazardous material
Being injured in one of the above-mentioned types of accidents does not automatically entitle you to full compensation for your injuries. Maritime law applies to workers employed at onshore and offshore locations, and the way in which liability is applied can be further complicated when the oil companies are based internationally.