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April 2017 Archives

Seeking benefits for oil field job injury or illness is tough

With the rise of hydraulic fracturing as a method to produce natural oil and gas in North Dakota and other areas, the detractions and merits of this practice have been debated on many occasions. Not only the impact on the water and environment but also the occupational exposure and the potential of causing job injury or illness. Those involved in the debates include industrialists, scientists, politicians and more.

Service truck causes fatal job injury in North Dakota

Most employees of companies related to the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota face life-threatening risks whenever they are on duty. This also applies to service teams that perform specialized functions in the oil fields. A tragic accident recently caused a worker to suffer a fatal job injury when he landed underneath a truck that was backing up.

Fatal workplace accident kills construction worker

While activities have somewhat slowed down in the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota, workers in other industries continue to risk their lives in hazardous conditions in some work environments. A workplace accident can happen at any time, and in many cases, injuries are catastrophic or worse. Sometimes it takes only a moment for a life to be lost, and compliance with safety regulations could prevent many occupational injuries and deaths.

Products liability can be claimed simultaneous with workers' comp

Many workers in North Dakota may not be aware of the fact that a workplace accident might support a personal injury claim for items not included in a workers' compensation benefits claim. An instance of such circumstances would be if a defective piece of equipment caused the injury. The most significant advantage of filing a products liability lawsuit in a civil court is the prospect of receiving compensation that is unavailable through the workers' compensation program. An injured victim can pursue claims for pain and suffering, loss of life enjoyment, future medical treatment and more.


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