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Best Practices for a Personal Injury Claim

Winning a personal injury claim involves an effective negotiation strategy. Negotiating methods varies from one adjuster to the next, but the same fundamental policies always apply. Insurance claims ...
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Work injury news: Workers encouraged to visit Montana's new online health portal

Work injuries occur under a wide variety of circumstances, ranging from slips and falls to mechanical failures to explosions. Especially in jobs like oil field work or construction, the risk of injury ...
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Defects in oil rail routes increase the risk of personal injury

A recent alarming report on oil train route safety issues is worth reading, as it highlights the vulnerabilities workers face when transporting oil. Inspections conducted by the government found close ...
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Oilfield work injury: Signs of lax safety standards at a work site

The Billings Gazette recently reported an increase in the demand for employees in oilfield work, construction, and other jobs. This is optimistic news for many people. It also calls for a reminder of ...
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2017 Deadly Bakken Oil Field Injuries

A worker dies every six weeks in the Bakken Oil Fields, but Brendan Wenger died in an explosion during his very first day on the job. Paul Odegaard grew up near the Bakken Oil Fields of the Williston ...
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2017 Workers Compensation for Employees Injured on the Bakken Oil Field

The arduous process of completing workers compensation and social security disability benefit applications is best left to the experts. Most workers really need an attorney to correctly answer all the ...
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Personal Injury Attorney Focuses on 2017 Montana Highways - 29 Fatal Accidents During the First Quarter

On March 21, 2017, according to KXLH, Montana's News Leader, three people died in three separate motor vehicle accidents bringing Montana's first quarter 2017 total to 29 fatal crashes. Cierra ...
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2017 Oil Field Injuries - XTO Energy of Sidney, Montana Fined $12,471

OSHA cited well operator XTO Energy of Sidney, Montana, for failing to maintain control of an oil well. The citation carried a $12,471 fine after one worker died and three others suffered severe ...
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The risks of a trucking accident on unsafe roads

NBC Montana recently reported on a disturbing uptick in traffic deaths throughout the US. In 2016, over 40,000 people were estimated to have died in a vehicular accident; this is a greater number of ...
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Could a cyber attack lead to an oilfield workplace injury?

Cyber crime is one of the most serious threats that companies across all industries face. Oil and gas companies are among the targets. As discussed in a recent article from Cyber Scoop, the industry ...
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Worker's Compensation For Your Bakken Oil Field Injury

Our Montana personal injury attorney recovered $10+ million for Bakken Oil Field accident victims in the last two years. The influx of workers relocating near the oil field, the resulting housing ...
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The power of photo evidence in personal injury cases

A debate in the Montana state legislature has raised the question about whether the media should wait to publish photos from fatal accidents until next-of-kin have been notified. Whatever legislators ...
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What can we learn from the aftermath of a recent oil pipeline accident?

The state of Montana will collect a $1 million civil penalty following a 2015 oil leak that polluted the Yellowstone River and a city's water supply. A pipeline company found at fault for the ...
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Fatality In Bakken Region Construction Accident

A work accident in Williston, North Dakota, took the life of a man on Wednesday, February 22. The incident happened at a construction site adjacent to the LifeChurch Assembly of God at approximately ...
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Workplace Fatalities Result from Construction Site Injuries in the Bakken Oil Field

In their haste to reap a bountiful harvest, jobs and new hires in the Bakken Oil Field region abound despite dropping oil prices and a decrease in the number of drilling rigs in the largest oil field ...
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How might new technology affect work accident rates in the oil and gas industry?

One of the major developments we're seeing across various industries and in private life is rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), the use of robotic equipment, and a greater reliance on automated ...
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Compensation for Workplace Injury in the Bakken Oil Fields

Billings, Montana experienced rapid population growth with an influx of workers into the Bakken Oil Field in Eastern Montana. The Bakken Oil Field is the largest oil field in United States history. ...
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Bakken Oil Field Worker Injury and Fatalities: Protecting the Whistleblower

The Bakken oil fields of North Dakota have a dismal record of providing worker safety, with on-the-job fatalities over seven times the national average and deeply entrenched corporate policies that ...
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Semi and Box Truck Collide In Trucking Accident

A semi tractor-trailer and a box truck collided at approximately 8 a.m. on Wednesday, February 1, according to the Bismarck Tribune. The North Dakota State Patrol states that a Freightliner semi ...
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Is your work accident likely to happen on the road?

Time recently reported on dangerous jobs in the US, based on data supplied by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. One of the main findings was that in 2015, the leading cause of work-related deaths were ...
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Emerging Risks in Bakken Oil Rail Transport

Bakken crude is highly flammable and unstable, and transport has become a major problem as train cars derailed and fires have burned across North America. Agencies have been addressing problems with ...
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Contested Pipeline Regulations Can Affect Workplace Injury Rates

Safety regulations mandated by the government often elicit opposition from companies, including those in the oil and gas industry. One of the questions that always comes up in a debate over ...
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How can accurate data reduce oilfield injury rates?

With incredible developments in technology and the possibility of gathering large amounts of data, there are new opportunities for using data to improve business operations and benefit workers in ...
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OSHA Issues Serious Safety Violations to Three After Flash Fire Burns Workers in Bakken

OSHA issued safety violations and fines to XTO Energy, the well's operator, and Most Wanted Well Service and Sherwood Enterprises, the servicing companies, after a flash fire in June killed one ...
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Have you suffered a workplace injury from an oil tank explosion?

The Billings Gazette recently reported on an oil tank explosion that sent pieces of equipment flying around, even a quarter of a mile away. Fortunately, no one was hurt in this recent explosion, ...
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