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Third-party claims can help maximize your recovery

On Behalf of | Jul 11, 2024 | Oil Field Accidents, Workplace Accidents

Oil field workers put their safety at risk every day. So, when they sustain injury, like burns from oil field explosions, the physical and emotional toll can be immense. Maximum financial support may be necessary to help in the healing process.

While workers’ compensation, a no-fault system, can help offset some expenses, it may not cover all your losses. A personal injury claim often makes it possible to receive further compensation from the party responsible for your injuries other than your employer.

Getting additional significant help

A negligent third-party can be your subcontractors, equipment manufacturers or another company. By filing a liability claim, you may be eligible for additional financial support for your long-term recovery, potentially including:

  • Medical bill for past, present and future injury-related expenses
  • Lost income due to missed work
  • Physical and emotional pain endured
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional distress caused by visible scarring

A key factor is the third-party’s negligence, meaning they have a duty of care, failed to uphold that duty and the breach directly caused your injury. You typically have two years from the date of the injury to file.

Holding all parties accountable for your pain

The legal complexities involving third parties make consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney crucial. They can determine the best course of action and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Suing a negligent third-party is not about going against your employer but about holding all parties liable for the devastating impact of their negligent actions. This way, you can focus on healing and rebuilding your life.