Oilfield Accident Attorney Serving Houston, Texas
It is no secret that Texas has copious amounts of oilfields. The most recent data from the U.S. Department of Energy shows that our state has nearly 190,000 wells that produce oil every day. It takes a lot of elbow grease to build and maintain those wells, resulting in a large number of oilfield accidents, injuries, and deaths.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed due to an oilfield accident or explosion, you may be entitled to a large compensation. As an oilfield accident and wrongful death attorney serving Texas and the Southeast New Mexico area, I can help you fight for compensation so you don’t have to worry about medical expenses, staying home from work, and much more.
How Common Are Oilfield Accidents in Texas?
It’s possible that one could see an article online once a month reporting death or injuries that resulted in an oilfield accident and explosion. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that between 2007 and 2012, our state accounted for nearly 40% of all deaths that were caused by an oilfield accident, some of which were caused by not properly following safety standards.
As your personal injury attorney, it is my duty to stand up for your rights as an employee so whoever caused your injury can be held accountable for their actions or lack thereof. There are several other possibilities as to how you were injured, many of which can help your case.
Causes of Oilfield Accidents
Whether you were the direct cause of the accident or not, you still may have a chance at receiving compensation for your pain and suffering. In addition to slip-and-falls and falling objects, there are other ways that you could have been injured that may not have been in your control.
Failing to Check Equipment Levels
It is extremely important for pumps and rigs to stay within certain parameters of pressure. If a coworker or manager — whose job is to check on equipment levels — fails to do so, a serious and maybe even fatal accident may occur. Oilrig explosions affect everyone on the site due to their size and power.
On the other hand, the injury may be the fault of equipment defects, rather than the negligence of an employee or manager. There are countless equipment failures or malfunctions that may exist on an oilfield. In this case, I will help you pursue justice against either the manufacturer of the defective equipment or the maintenance team that is in charge of making sure everything is running correctly and safely.
Poor Training Procedures
In some circumstances, you could’ve been the cause of your injury because you were unaware of certain precautions and safety procedures that could have prevented the accident from happening in the first place. If you weren’t trained thoroughly enough to where your trainer failed to cover certain safety procedures, they may be obliged to help pay for your pain and suffering.
Ignoring Industry Regulations
There are numerous safety rules, laws, and regulations in Texas that prevent injuries and deaths on the field. However, sometimes there are upper-level managers that put a priority of efficiency or profit over the safety of their employees.
Your attorney will be there for you so you can hold people accountable for their negligent and careless actions or management styles, but you must hire an experienced oilfield accident attorney to work your case. I have helped clients throughout the Houston, Texas area, West Texas, and Southeast New Mexico.
HOW A TEXAS ATTORNEY CAN HELP YOU
Because the oil industry has such specific laws, rules, and regulations, you will need an attorney that is familiar with such laws and cases like yours to provide an honest and effective legal representation for you or your loved one. I am qualified to practice personal injury in both Texas and New Mexico, so schedule a free consultation today. I will immediately begin to fight for you and your loved one’s rights in an effort to earn compensation.