We know how things get done in the Field.
Knowing how business is done in the oilfield gives us an advantage when identifying the responsible parties and ensuring you are properly compensated.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, oilfield injuries are on the rise due to an increase in work injuries from blowouts, pipeline explosions and other well site incidents. Employers need to abide by OSHA regulations and other state and federal regulations to provide appropriate safety standards to prevent these incidents, but often due to negligence these regulations are not followed. When these guidelines are not being met, employees may be in danger of an oilfield injury or incident.
Oilfield injuries as a result of negligence can include:
- Explosions in tanks or wells
- Unsecured equipment that traps or crushes workers
- Collapsing rigs
- Poorly maintained or defective tools and equipment
- Improper guard rails or other safeguards
- Exposure to harmful chemical, toxins, or fumes
- Falling objects, debris, or tools
- Motor vehicle crashes during transport
- Improper training of employees particularly in new workers
- Slips, trips, and falls near decks or rigs
These injuries can lead to physical pain and psychological trauma that often bring expensive medical bills, lost income, and time spent away from work. If you or a loved one has been overexposed to dangerous chemicals, been involved in an oilfield incident or suffered an injury related to oilfield work you need to contact a personal injury lawyer that can help you defend your rights.
We serve injured people and their families to make sure your rights are protected.
If you were hurt working in the oilfield, it is likely that there are many different companies involved in the incident, not just your employer. It is possible you should recover money beyond your worker's compensation claim, but they must be investigated early.