BP Oil Spill Disaster Clean Up May Create Worker Injuries and Workers’ Compensation Claims

Posted by Keith Lee at Emerging Issues Law Community

On April 20, 2010, Transocean’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded, leading to 1.3 million gallons of crude oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico per day. By comparison, the Exxon/Valdez spill, which has long been considered the worst environmental disaster in American history, only consisted of 10.8 million gallons of crude oil…total. The Gulf spill is reaching that number once every 8 days. The total estimated cost of clean up will be between $15 – 23 billion. BP will also be liable for an estimated $14 billion in lawsuits brought by the fishing and tourism industries in the Gulf states. One future consequence of the oil spill that is not as readily apparent, however, is the effect that the spill will have on employers and workers compensation insurance carriers.

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One Response to BP Oil Spill Disaster Clean Up May Create Worker Injuries and Workers’ Compensation Claims

  1. ukbettcentral says:

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