Many people seek out jobs working on oil rigs. These jobs can often offer great pay to those who work them. Sadly, that higher pay often comes with increased risk for job site injuries. Most who choose to work on oil rigs will complete their career without any serious injuries or accidents. For some, however, the job could claim their mobility, their ability to continue working or even their lives. When that happens, there are social safety nets, such as workers' compensation, in place. These systems exist to protect the injured workers and their loved ones from the financial fallout of an accident.