Working in an oil field can be very dangerous. You’re dealing with industrial equipment that can cause severe injuries if they were to malfunction or they are used incorrectly. While this type of work is inherently dangerous, there are things employers should be doing to try and minimize the risk of an accident occurring.
When industry regulations and safety standards are not adhered to, either because the oil drilling company was trying to cut corners or increase their profit margins, it’s the workers who can end up suffering.
Common causes of accidents in oilfields include:
- Neglect by the company
- Fire and explosions
- Equipment failure
- Gas leaks
- Pipeline failures
- Inadequate training
- Insufficient safeguards
- Employee exhaustion
When accidents occur, they can lead to severe injuries including broken bones, spinal cord injuries, serious burns, brain injuries, loss of vision or hearing, chemical burns, and even death. When someone suffers a severe injury, it usually means they face lengthy hospital stays, surgeries, and physical therapy. All of this treatment is incredibly expensive, causing a great deal of mental and emotional stress while the victim is in pain and suffering.
Often in these cases, it’s not just the injured worker who ends up suffering, but also their loved ones. Lost wages and piling medical bills can cause a great deal of stress, but if you then add the stressors of providing home care, you can see how it can be difficult for the whole family.
When you find yourself in this situation, you need help to guide you through the legal process so you can focus on your recovery. A dedicated lawyer can help you hold those at fault accountable so that you receive adequate compensation.
Our Oilfield Accident Attorneys have worked on countless Oil Rig accident cases. We know that employers and insurance companies routinely try to defer their responsibility, which is why we advise that you seek legal guidance before accepting workman’s compensation.
You deserve to receive full compensation for your injuries and the related damages sustained. It’s not just about getting what you deserve; you need to protect your financial future so you can continue to receive the best medical care during your recovery.
Our attorneys will work hard to ensure you are treated fairly. We know how difficult it can be to move forward following such a devastating accident and that the road to recovery isn’t easy or straightforward.
When we work on a case, we gather all the relevant documents and review every single medical record, witness statement, insurance document, and report from the accident to help determine what damages you have suffered as a result of the accident. We will seek compensation, not just for present and future medical expenses, but also lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and any other tangible and intangible injuries you have sustained.
By allowing the dedicated oilfield accident attorneys from our Law Firm to navigate the legal process, you can alleviate some of the stress and give yourself the time you deserve to focus on your health and recovery.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an oilfield accident, contact our law offices at 361-214-1189 to speak to an experienced member of our legal team.
We understand the financial and emotional challenges injured workers face, and do everything we can to obtain maximum compensation.