Alternative Revenue Sources to Workers’ Compensation

Alternative Revenue Sources to Workers’ Compensation, And Your Options Against Non Subscribers

Once you get past workers’ comp, there two primary avenues to recover injury damages, one of them is an exception to the worker’s comp civil suit restriction, which we’ve already mentioned. It involves employer gross negligence which leads to a fatal worker accident, either immediately or over time. So if you have a loved one who died as a result of an oil drilling accident, even if you don’t suspect gross negligence by anyone, you need to talk to an experienced lawyer. For if it turns out the accident was caused by employer gross negligence, then you, as an immediate family survivor, stand a very good chance of winning a civil wrongful death lawsuit, even if it’s against a workers’ comp subscriber.

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But the more practical approach to non-subscriber liability for injuries you suffered on the rig – be it on land or offshore – is through a third-party claim or lawsuit. This is the thing your terrified, best-buddy boss was trying to avoid when he visited you in the hospital a few paragraphs back.

If his rig or drilling equipment was not maintained properly, or he didn’t provide safe working conditions, or if one of his helicopters ditched 50 miles offshore and you floated in the water, injured for hours, then he could be held accountable. If a faulty piece of machinery caused the injury, then the manufacturer may be held accountable through a defective product lawsuit. If a drilling contractor working for the rig owner, or another employee negligently caused your injury, they could be held accountable, as well as your employer, maybe. The same thing can be said for the corporation that hired anyone to oversee the drilling rig or offshore platform.

In all such events, you can sue the non-subscribing responsible party or parties, even if you can’t sue your direct employer who subscribes to workers’ comp. But here’s some good news. Third-party lawsuits do not prohibit you from filing a workers’ comp claim against your employer in addition. Often, a “no-fault” workers’ comp claim coupled with a third-party lawsuit against another clearly liable party often combines to deliver the necessary fair compensation.

But in order to reach this “endgame,” you need the deft hand of an experienced San Antonio drilling accident attorney to thoroughly investigate the accident scene and determine roles everyone played in your drilling rig or pipeline accident, and then construct the best strategy to get you the appropriate compensation for your injuries, pain, and suffering for your drilling rig-related injury case.

It’s not hard to understand why many pipeline and drilling companies along with their independent “wildcatter” brethren don’t subscribe to workers’ comp, even if it’s better than the alternative of not having it when it’s needed. They’re mostly too cheap to buy it because they try to cut corners whenever possible. Workers’ comp insurance, though it costs less than traditional oil and gas production insurance, is still not economical for some. But that’s because of the fundamental dangers of the petroleum drilling industry itself. And since a lot of the independents live from hand-to-mouth, insurance is a luxury they can rarely afford. Oh sure, they have money. But you can bet that, with a lot of them, none of it is tied up in insurance policies.

Once injured, the victim, or plaintiff, must file a claim against the non-subscribing employer, or third-party defendant, notifying him or her of the injury and the fair restitution the victim expects. If you work for a defendant who has insurance, they usually hand the matter over to them. Most of the time, the insurer will quickly dispute your plaintiff allegations. But if you have a good attorney, and your case has immediate and apparent strength, it’s possible that negotiations will deliver a fair settlement to pay your bills paid and all of your reasonable damages. But, just as often as not, drilling rig injury cases are contested. Then you and San Antonio drilling accident attorney must file a lawsuit to win fair compensation. And as the injured party you, the plaintiff, holds the burden of proving that the defendant’s negligence caused your injuries and upended your, and your family’s lives.

This blog was posted by Ford and Laurel Attorneys Laredo, Texas

Water Heater Service – Repair – Installation. Same Day Service

Water Heater Service – Repair Installation. Same Day Service

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Electric Water Heaters

Electric water heaters can present a number of problems. Their thermostats can go bad, the tanks can leak, the heating elements can burn out, relief valves can pop off, and all sorts of related trouble can come up. Gas and electric water heaters are very different in the ways they work. They both do the same job, but they don’t do it the same way. Let’s begin our troubleshooting lesson with electric water heaters and close it with gas units. I think it goes without saying but beware of the electrical wires and current involved when working with electric water heaters. As you probably know, there is a lot of voltage running through the wires running of a water heater. Once the access cover of an electric water heater is removed, you must be extremely careful not to touch exposed wires and connections.

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Relief valves that pop off

Relief valves that pop off signal one of three problems: the relief valve is bad, the water heater is building excess pressure, or the heater is building excess temperature. The problem is usually just a defective relief valve. In such cases, replace the relief’ valve and monitor it to see that the new valve works properly. If the new valve releases a discharge, investigate for extreme temperature or pressure in the tank. The temperature of water in the heating tank can be measured with a standard thermometer. Discharge a little water from the relief valve into a container and test its temperature. If it is too high for the rating of the temperature-and-pressure relief valve, check the thermostat settings on the water heater. Turn the heat settings down and test the water again after the new temperature settings have had time to work. If the reduction on the thermostat settings does not lower the temperature of the water in the tank, replacement of the tank is usually the best course of action. If you suspect the water heater is under too much pressure, you can test the pressure with a standard pressure gauge. The easiest way to do this is to adapt the gauge to a hose-thread adapter and attach it to the drain at the bottom of the water heater. As long as the drain is not clogged, you can get an accurate pressure reading. You could also adapt the gauge to screw into the relief valve and test the pressure by opening the relief valve.

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Do You Use A Reliable Pest Control Company

Do You Use A Reliable Pest Control Company

Okay so maybe you woke up this morning only to find that you have a major pest infestation and you need it taken care of in a hurry. So what are you going to do about it? Use your local trade directory or search online, and then phone the first person that you can in touch with?residential pest control More information here @ https://jenkinspest.com/pest-control/
You would not be alone in doing so and like many people you may think that all pest control companies are the same, but are they really?

As you may have guessed, they are not. So how do you go about selecting the best pest control service for the job? First you need to check that they are experienced in dealing with your kind of infestation, as you will find that the skills that pest control companies have will vary. Some may specialize in rodents, others just termites, or good companies may offer treatments for both.

The biggest problem is that an inferior company may not have certified exterminators, licensed technicians, or the right equipment and chemical treatments to deal with your termite problem. This is an area where you need to select an experienced pest control specialist who can carry out a proper termite inspection before starting treatment. Without investigation, you may find yourself employing an unlicensed contractor who may not be insured, only has a little knowledge of termites, who then uses the wrong treatment, inflames the nest and causes the termites to come out the nest all at once, which is not what you want!

Good pest control incorporates a termite inspection and the right treatment for the job. What may be suitable to use in an industrial building may not be suitable to use in an occupied home.

No matter how much of a hurry you are in to sort things out, you also need to be asking the question is your contractor fully insured? What training have they had? Are they legally approved to work in your area? These are vital questions to ask about when selecting a pest control service. Failure to ask these questions could result in you using an unlicensed extermination company who may cause more problems than they cure.

As many pest problems arise suddenly, often with a change of season where there is a shift in temperature or humidity, it is a good idea to get a quarterly pest and termite inspection to prevent any potential infestations before they become a problem. A good pest control company will offer this service along with free quotes. click on this site for more information about Pest control @https://jenkinspest.com/