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Oil Field Injuries: Emergency Treatment Costs And Consequences

February 3, 2015 | Workplace Injuries

If you are injured on an oil field, you may require immediate medical treatment. Oil field injuries are often extremely serious and range from broken bones and third-degree burns to smoke inhalation and head trauma. In most cases, you’ll need to be taken to the emergency room as soon as possible.

 

The Costs of Treating Oil Field Injuries

In the emergency room, medical professionals will perform any treatment required to minimize your injuries, make any bleeding stop, and ensure that your life (and quality of life) are preserved. If you are unconscious, sedated, or otherwise unable to make decisions regarding your treatment, you won’t be able to call your insurance provider to make sure these services are covered, which can lead to large medical bills. The cost of one night in a hospital can amount to thousands of dollars, and you’ll also have to pay for any medication you require, the services of the medical personnel who help you during your stay, your surgery, and any tools or implements used in your treatment and during your stay.

 

If you have suffered oil field injuries and now have medical bills that you cannot afford to pay, contact an attorney for assistance. They can help ensure that you don’t have to pay out of pocket, and if your oil field injuries were sustained on the job, they can work with your employer to ensure that you get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve to cover your medical bills, treatment costs, and lost wages. If your employer doesn’t carry workers comp, an attorney can help you take legal action against them or the third party who caused your injuries so that you can get the funds you need and deserve.

 

Call an Attorney

If you are struggling to pay medical bills incurred from your oil field injuries, contact an attorney at the Law Offices of Pat Maloney today. We’ll help you get the compensation you’re rightfully due so that you can get the treatment you need without having to struggle financially.