The development of technology to extract oil from the Bakken Shale fields of Montana and North Dakota has brought an unprecedented economic boom to the region. Well-paying jobs have attracted a lot of Montana workers to the oil industry. The work is tough and it can be dangerous. When a Montana oil field worker suffers a workplace injury accident or an occupational disease, they may be left wondering how to provide for their family.
When an employee is unable to work due to a workplace injury accident, lost wages are a major concern. Fortunately, Montana's workers' compensation system provides for various forms of wage loss benefits.