Two years ago, a man was killed while working on an oil rig in North Dakota. He was installing floor plates on the rig floor when he was crushed by a bridle line and equalizer. His wife was told it was a “fluke accident.” After a thorough investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the victim’s wife has filed a wrongful death lawsuit claiming that Nabors Drilling USA did not ensure safe conditions and is responsible for the death of her husband.
This accident illustrates the tragic consequences that can result when workers are not protected from preventable hazards. Oil rig companies can be held responsible for injuries resulting from the building and installation of oil rigs, faulty equipment, failing to comply with safety procedures, and inadequate training and supervision.
Death cases are complicated, expensive and time consuming. They are often times seriously contested by the insurance companies. If litigation delays cause the family financial distress, they may wish to consider applying for lawsuit funding. This valuable legal finance service will assist the grieving family, financially, by providing a cash advance against their expected lawsuit settlement or award. They may use this lawsuit cash advance to pay urgent bills, funeral and burial expenses and other costs related to their loved one’s death.
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