The dramatic increase in oil and natural gas prices has resulted in a resurgence of drilling activity within the State of California. For example, in Texas, the discovery and exploitation of the Barnett Shale Formation has resulted in unprecedented numbers of drilling rigs operating. It is the same for California. Along with the increase in drilling activity, there has been a dramatic rise in oilfield trucking, work over rigs and other service related activities. Along with this boom comes the inevitable oilfield accidents that follow.
Our lawyers know first hand the dangers associated with the oilfield work environment. Unfortunately, although oilfield technology has dramatically improved over the years, the industry remains tradition bound and as a result, safety considerations have lagged behind technology. Most oilfield accidents and injuries are the result of either catastrophic equipment failure or lack of communication between rig operators, employees and heavy equipment operators.
If you or a loved one has been injured or if a family member has been killed as a result of an oilfield accident, do not hesitate to call Nadrich & Cohen to discuss your case. Even if the employer carries workers’ compensation insurance, many times third parties bear responsibility for the injuries and the only way to determine if you have a viable claim is through consulting with a lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen. With personal experience in the “oil patch”, Nadrich & Cohen has represented injured oilfield workers and their families. We have a working knowledge of the work practices and the hazards associated with the oil industry.
Please immediately contact the Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen at (800) 718-4658 or click here for a FREE case evaluation.
Oil Rig Accidents and Workman’s Compensation
We represent oil rig workers who are injured on the job while working on an oil rig or in navigable waters. The Outer Continental Shelf Act is a Federal law which provides for those working in oil and gas and liquefied natural gas in the Outer Continental Shelf. The Outer Continental Shelf Act was written so that oil workers could be fully compensated for their injuries sustained while working during blow-outs, loss of oil control, spillage, fire, and any other injuries or oil rig accidents that occur. Included in the act are injuries caused by unsafe equipment, outdated technology or a dangerous work atmosphere. Our law firm obtains compensation for injured employees through the Office of Workers Compensation program under the Outer Continental Shelf Act.
We obtain compensation for workers who are injured in oil rig accidents in navigable waters of the United States. We can obtain disability payments for an injured worker. We will also obtain a recovery for pain and suffering, past loss of earnings, future loss of earnings and all medical expenses. In a death case, we will obtain funeral expenses and will provide the surviving family members with regular payments of half of the diseased worker’s weekly wage. You must file a written claim within one year of the date of the oilfield accidents.
The most common jobs under the Outer Continental Shelf Act are:
- Ship – Breaker
- Harbor worker
- Ship – Builders
- Oil Rig Workers
- Ship – Repairmen
We will obtain all benefits for you under the law.
We are contingency lawyers. Contingency lawyer means you will never have to pay us a legal fee unless and until we first obtain a recovery for you. If we do not obtain a recovery, you do not owe us even one dime for our costs, fees, services, or expenses.
In order for us to help you, all you need to do is to complete the enclosed inquiry form. You do not have to come to our office, as we handle everything via internet, email, and/or fax or mail. We represent workers under the Act worldwide.
There are deadlines that you have to meet to file a claim for oil rig accidents. If you do not meet the deadlines, you cannot file a claim for benefits. Do not delay. Call us today at 800-718-4658. If you or a loved one has suffered as the result of an oilfield accident, please contact an oilfield accident injury lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen immediately.