Working on an oil rig is one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. These pieces of equipment may stand tens or hundreds of feet tall, placing workers not only at risk of falling from an oil derrick but also of being struck by falling tools or pipes while on the ground. An oil derrick fall may cause catastrophic injuries or death, depending on the height.
A worker may suffer multiple broken bones, head trauma, traumatic brain injury and damage to internal organs. This may lead to paralysis, limited mobility and a limited ability to perform the same or similar job duties. Recovering complete compensation for all medical care, physical therapy and wage loss is therefore of the utmost importance.
An Oklahoma City oil field injury attorney at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote can help if you or a loved one suffered injury in a fall from an oil derrick. We understand the specific issues related to these claims and can offer you valuable insight in regard to your rights and options at this point.