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The oil and gas industry is comprised of many dangerous work environments. Various aspects of the industry such as, drilling exploration, well completion, field operations, transportation, storage and refining operations are among the most dangerous workplaces in the world. Every year, thousands of oilfield accidents result in injuries, often the injuries sustained are very serious and can be life changing.
Most workers who are injured in an oilfield/oil rig accident are entitled to collect workers compensation for lost wages and medical expenses. In many cases, injured workers are also entitled to compensation through a personal injury claim against third-parties. Often there are third- parties who may have contributed to the accident, such as an independent contractor (logging companies, frac companies, rig movers, wireline operators), an equipment manufacturer, or other third-parties. If you have suffered a serious injury due to the negligence of a third-party, you may be entitled to compensation from them for your lost income, medical costs, and pain and suffering.
It is strongly urged that you speak with a Texas Oilfield Accident Lawyer as soon as possible, if you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an oilfield related accident. Our knowledgeable and experience lawyers will be able to discuss with you what your legal options are.
Oilfield Accident Causes
Dangers in the oil and gas industry are found in every stage of the oil and gas extraction and production process. The following are some common oilfield accident causes:
- Vehicle accidents
- Pipeline explosions
- Gas compressor stations
- Well explosions and fires
- Well drilling, completion, servicing, and operation
- Rig blowouts
- Equipment failure
- Falling equipment
- Falls from rigs and equipment
- Contractor negligence or recklessness
Often oilfield accidents result in catastrophic injuries, such as severe burns from chemicals or fires, broken necks, backs and legs from falls, head injuries from equipment, electrocution, exposure to toxic chemicals and gases, loss of limbs from explosions or equipment, and internal organ injuries.
After an Oilfield-Oil Rig Accident What to do
If you have been injured in an oilfield accident, it is very important you take the following steps:
- Inform your employer of the accident.
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible.
- Document the details of the accident and your injuries.
- Take pictures of the accident scene and your injuries.
- Obtain names, addresses and phone numbers of witnesses.
- Document medical care and keep all receipts for medical care.
- Contact a Texas Oilfield Accident Lawyer to discuss your case.
Are You an Oilfield Accident Victim?
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from an oilfield accident, we can help you! It is important to contact our law firm to speak to a Texas Oilfield Accident Lawyer as soon as possible, the longer you wait to take action after the injury, the more likely evidence may be lost, the fewer witnesses can be found, and the more difficult it is to build a solid case. Your case will be carefully studied to achieve the best results. We handle each case on an individual basis and provide you with the care and attention you deserve.