Injured BP Response Workers Still Have Hope for Recovery
The BP Gulf Oil Spill Help Desk discusses proposed solutions to help injured response workers from the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. "
12/17/2013 // BP Oil Spill Claim Website // BP Gulf Oil Spill Help Desk
When thousands of response workers answered the call to help clean up the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, very few knew of the impact it would have on their future. Agencies such as the Occupational Safety & Health Administration helped to coordinate efforts to keep workers safe; however, there remained health risks associated with the disaster that left a number with injuries.
Update on OSHA Activities to protect oil spill workers in the Gulf
“Depending on their jobs, these workers can face hazards from heat, falls, drowning, fatigue, loud noise, sharp objects, as well as bites from insects, snakes, and other wild species native to the Gulf Coast area. Workers may also face exposure to crude oil, oil constituents and byproducts, dispersants, cleaning products and other chemicals being used in the cleanup process.”
For more information about OSHA activities to protect oil spill workers in the Gulf, please visit https://www.osha.gov/oilspills/oilspill-activity-update.html
So many today are still suffering from injuries they received during the effort, which they never imagined would leave them harmed. Placed out of groups for which funding was set aside by BP to compensate those who incurred damages from the spill, a number of injured response workers were not able to afford proper medical care for their conditions and saw them worsen over time.
BP's ‘widespread human health crisis’
“A newly published study conducted by doctors at Houston's University Cancer and Diagnostic Centers and reported in the American Journal of Medicine, sheds more light on the potential health repercussions for the more than 170,000 people who worked in some capacity to clean up the 2010 disaster.”
For more information about the health risks posed to oil spill cleanup workers, please visit http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/10/bp-widespread-human-health-crisis-2013102717831227732.html
The BP Gulf Oil Spill Help Desk says there is still hope for those who were injured as a result of their participation in oil spill cleanup efforts. A settlement has been proposed that is currently under review by attorneys and health officials that may lead many to be awarded compensation for their medical expenses and other accrued damages. The help desk is available for those who have questions about their legal and medical options in addition to the proposed settlement. Injured oil spill response workers can contact the resource today for a free case review.
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