Injuries in the Bakken oil field region are common. The jobs are strenuous and you're dealing with a lot of heavy equipment. If you injure yourself on the job, you're going to file a workers comp claim. However, you need to do more than just file a claim with your employer.
Understand the Injuries
The injuries that happen in the Bakken Oil Region are often extensive. This is because of the equipment, the working conditions, and even the lack of safety programs by employers. The injuries that you sustained have likely been experienced by others, including those within your workplace.
OSHA publishes injuries on their site annually and those that occur in the oil and gas industry include:
- Explosions and fires
- Vehicle accidents
- Chemical exposure
Whatever your injury, it's important to understand that a workers comp claim should be handled with the utmost care.
Contact a Lawyer
You should contact a lawyer as soon as possible once you have experienced an injury. By doing so, you can be told more about your rights. Your employer and the insurance company are going to try to pay you as little as possible within the worker's compensation claim because that is their job.
You deserve more than this, and a lawyer can help.
Maximize a Settlement
When you are dealing with workers comp, you need to maximize your settlement to deal with lost earnings, medical bills, and general mental anguish.
Get the help of an experienced lawyer by contacting us at Odegaard Braukmann Law today.