It’s widely known that December 2015 brought more bad news to America’s
oil producers. The downturn was covered by multiple media outlets, including
FOX Business News. And that’s not all the nation’s oil industry is facing as
we slip into 2016. Last August, U.S. Federal officials set their sights
on a troubling, well publicized trend taking place in the southwest, the
rise in Bakken
oil field accidents.
News sources, including the
Wall Street Journal, Reveal and
Mother Jones magazine, published people's theories in 2015 as to why Bakken oil
field accidents seem to be on the rise. And some of them alleged that
external pressures (e.g. market changes) may negatively impact working
conditions, which is disconcerting considering the market’s current
condition. But where does all of this postulating and investigations leave
Bakken’s injured oil field workers and their families?
Sadly, without legal representation, many remain in dire straits. The ones
that do solicit legal advice are often able tocontinue on and seek compensation
for costs related to their Bakken oil field accidents. One look back over
2015’s Bakkenoil field headlines and the success of those law suits
will become clear. Throughout the year, some oil field workers received
compensation for falls, explosion related burns and volatile chemical
inhalation. Others were awarded money for additional claims.
Bearing all of this in mind, Bakken oil field workers and their families
should consider consulting with Montana personal injury attorneys. At
Odegaard Braukmann Law, we have more than three decades worth of experience
protecting the rights of America’s hard-working, oil industry employees
and their families. As such, we can aid them in pursuing justice and protecting
their families’ futures in 2016. To learn how, please
contact our law firm in Billings, Montana, and ask to speak with a Bakken oil
field accident attorney.