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Fort Collins Oil Field Accident Attorney

Larimer County Oil Field Accident Lawyer

Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Larimer County

Oil field workers are essential to domestic energy production. Without them, our country would likely be completely dependent on foreign nations for our supply of oil and its byproducts. However, working in an oil field can be dangerous. There is a high potential for accidents in oil fields. Fires, chemical exposure, and even explosions can happen in the blink of an eye.

In such a high-risk occupation, there is a strong need for the protection offered by workers’ compensation. Subscribing to workers’ compensation is non-optional for most employers in Colorado, and for good reason. Workers’ compensation protects employees against financial harm stemming from a workplace injury. Of course, employers sometimes resist allowing an injured worker to receive this crucial compensation.

This is where Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. comes in. Our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys will strive to win you every dollar of compensation you are entitled to after you have been injured in an oil field accident. You may be entitled to not only the actual cost of your medical care, but also your lost wages and some other costs. In cases of severe or catastrophic injury, you may even be entitled to permanent and total disability. When you have been injured at work, you should not be the one losing money. We will do everything we can to see you recover the compensation you need.

Common Types of Oil Field Injuries

Working in the oil and gas industry can put you at risk for a number of types of injuries. Common types of accidents and injuries that happen in oil fields include:

  • Burns - Fires can break out quickly and easily in an oil field. Oil is a highly flammable substance, and it takes very little for it to ignite. Anything from a person lighting a cigarette in the wrong area to sparks caused by machinery can set an oil field ablaze. Burns can leave an injured work in the hospital for a long period of time, and they can even lead to permanent disfigurement.
  • Falls - Aside from being flammable, oil can be slippery. Falling, especially from a raised platform, can cause serious injuries.
  • Explosions - One of the greatest risks in oil fields is the chance of an explosion. These types of incidents can be extremely destructive. Well blowouts, when trapped gas is suddenly released, can cause uncontrolled explosions that can cause harm to many workers at once.
  • Oil rig collapse - When an oil rig has structural defects or other issues leading to a collapse, it can severely injure those around it. Workers on a collapsing oil rig may suffer fall injuries, and there is also the likelihood of people being crushed by falling equipment.
  • Chemical exposure - Exposure to dangerous fumes and chemicals can cause severe respiratory damage and other forms of bodily harm. If you have developed a respiratory illness or acute poisoning due to exposure in an oil field job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
  • Equipment failure - There is quite a bit of heavy and complex machinery in use in an oil field. When this equipment fails, workers may be hit by falling or flying parts, or they may suffer other types of injuries. A lack of appropriate training is often a factor in these accidents.

No matter the cause of the accident, if you were injured while working in an oil field, there is a strong likelihood that you will have access to workers’ compensation benefits. Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. can work to help you file a claim and receive the benefits you deserve.

Contact a Larimer County Oil Field Accidents Attorney

The attorneys at Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. are highly experienced in helping injured oil field workers recover the compensation they need without worrying about financial issues. To arrange a complimentary, no-obligation consultation, please contact us today at 970-225-2190. We proudly serve clients throughout the greater Fort Collins area.

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Hoggatt Law Office, P.C.

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123 North College Avenue, Suite 160,
Fort Collins, CO 80524

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Greeley, Colorado 80634|
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