Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for an oil field explosion to be directly related to the negligence, or carelessness of an employee. Flammable gases often accumulate in these areas making it critical to perform proper testing before using welding equipment, or any other equipment that could cause a spark that would ignite an explosion.
An oil field employee’s work is done in a volatile environment that requires specialized safety training to prevent life-threatening injuries, and/or fatalities.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA has specific regulations and standards in place to ensure the safety of employees; however, when they are ignored, or when proper safety training requirements are not met, the results can be devastating and result in serious injuries, and sometimes fatalities in the oil fields.
A North Dakota oil field worker who is burned in an oil field explosion almost inevitably suffers extensive burn injuries over most of their bodies. If they survive they are looking at months, probably years, of multiple surgeries and skin grafts, loss of limbs, possible loss of eyesight, physical and mental anguish, possible brain injuries, loss of hearing, physical and emotional rehabilitation, and loss of wages (current and future).
If an oil field worker survives an explosion, but has extensive burns, these injuries not only often result in the loss of limbs, but usually cause disfigurement that affects the person for the rest of their lives. Our Traynor Law Firm Attorneys are well known burn injury lawyers and believe in investing the time and skills necessary to ensure that their clients are given the best representation to ensure that they receive the compensation to which they are entitled.
North Dakota Explosion Attorneys
In the process of investigating oil field explosions, our skillful attorneys set out to determine:
- The cause
- Who is at fault
- Who is liable
In addition, we provide the necessary evidence to demonstrate the devastating; often life-long results to the injured, or deceased employee (wrongful death), and/or his family.
If you or one of your loved one has been burned, or has died due to an oil field explosion, contact Traynor Law Firm Burn Injury Lawyers today.