Throughout the Great Recession, there is one area of the United States
that has flourished, and that is in the North Central states. One of the
primary reasons for this is the
Bakken Oil Field, which has been in a state of constant growth. Jobs in the oil
industry pay considerably well, not only because of the value of the resource
they provide, but because of the tremendous risk that comes with working
on oil fields. Injuries are fairly common, and injured workers do not
always get what they are due.
The causes of injury on oil rigs are numerous. Most injuries in the industry
are caused by transportation accidents, contact with equipment, and fires.
All of these are completely preventable with the proper training. People,
however, are not perfect, and sometimes things slip through the cracks.
The Bakken Oil Field is one of the highest-producing oil fields in the
world, and is especially prone to risk. The higher the risk, the greater
the necessity for safety training. Oil companies atBakken need to take
especially great precautions in both on-site practices and pre-employment
orientation. When they do not, injuries happen. Most injuries on oil rigs,
when not fatal, make workers unable to work for the rest of their lives,
especially in the oil industry.
If you were injured on a site involved with the Bakken Oil Field, Odegaard
Braukmann Law is here for you. We are a firm based out of Montana, and
have represented clients from all over the state.
Contact us today and get what you deserve!