What benefits can I receive after suffering oil field accident injuries at work?

If you’ve been injured in an oil field accident, the benefits you can receive after an oil field accident depend on whether your case is a workers’ compensation or personal injury claim. Here’s a brief overview of the benefits available under each type of claim:

If you’re able to file a workers’ compensation claim, you are entitled to the following:

  • Medical Benefits: These cover reasonable and necessary medical care to treat your work-related injury or illness.
  • Income Benefits: If your injury results in lost wages, workers’ compensation can provide temporary or long-term income benefits depending on the severity of your injury and your ability to work. Unfortunately, wage benefits will only be at a rate that is a percentage of your regular pay.
  • Burial and Death Benefits: In the unfortunate event of a work-related fatality, funeral and burial expenses may be paid out.