How to Recover Compensation from an Oil Well Blowout Accident
When oil well blowouts occur, the explosions can cause significant burn injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, loss of limbs, and fatal injuries. You may have the right to take legal action if you were injured on an oil rig or lost a loved one who was working on an oil well at the time of an oil well blowout.
When you have suffered catastrophic injuries in an oil well blowout accident, there are multiple ways you may obtain the compensation you need to get by.
Benefits Through Workers’ Comp
First, you may have the opportunity to file a claim with your employer’s workers’ comp insurance provider. In the majority of oil rig accidents, victims can get their medical expenses covered, receive disability benefits, and obtain vocational rehabilitation benefits if their injuries are so severe they cannot continue working on oil wells.
However, workers’ comp benefits are not always enough to cover your damages in full. When this happens, you may require additional financial support to cover your necessary expenses.
Lawsuits for Oil Well Blowouts
By filing a third-party liability claim against the individual or entity responsible for causing the accident, you could maximize your compensation. At trial, you could recover compensation for every loss, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Personal property damages
- Mental anguish
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of employee benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Diminished quality of life
- Punitive damages