The oil industry is booming with excessive demand. Oil drives the world’s industries and without it, industry cannot thrive and people cannot receive the goods they demand. Since the oil business is booming, more people are working in oilfields, especially in Oklahoma. However, the oil business is not a safe one by any means.
The risks of the oil business:
-Toxins: retrieving oil from the ground doesn’t come without a price. Every day workers are subject to dangerous toxins coming from the oil itself along with other chemicals and smoke from machinery. Ingesting such toxins over a long period of time will damage a person’s health, especially if the oil company is not taking serious precautions to eliminate such toxins from reaching workers.
-Machinery: operating heavy machinery on oilfield sites requires tremendous skill and knowledge. Although training is required for operation, safety is not always ensured. Workers are subject to serious injury when heavy-duty machinery is used. At any moment, machinery can malfunction or break down, putting lives in jeopardy.
-Inadequate Training: since business is booming, oil companies are rushing into areas without properly educating workers on how to be safe on the job. Less training leads to more accidents and more injuries.
How to manage the risks and take action: While risk is part of the job and oilfield workers understand the implications that does not mean employers are allowed to let conditions worsen or reach a dangerous of level of hurting people.
If employers have not ensured precautions or safety regulations, then legal action is a necessary route for people who have been injured due to oilfield work. Depending on contracts signed and what they employer is liable for, workers can take legal action against employers who did not honor employee safety and neglected the conditions of employees. While the work is risky, employers are not allowed to harm workers because of negligence.
If injury has occurred because of negligence, then Joe Carson is prepared to offer legal counsel and action in Oklahoma. With tremendous experience in personal injury cases, Joe Carson will provide the very best in personal injury law in Oklahoma, especially with oilfield injuries. Don’t let time go by and let employers rob you of your wellbeing. Understand the risks you are taking to work in that business but also understand the level of security you demand from employer. If you have been wronged, then it’s time to take necessary legal action to receive a settlement and the compensation you deserve, and Joe Carson is prepared to help.