Oilfield Accidents

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When an accident causing injury or death happens while working in the oilfield or on a drilling rig, the results are often tragic. For example, falls from rigs or work rig collapses, if not fatal, can lead to serious injuries or traumatic brain injuries. In addition, equipment failures from product defects can cause loss of fingers or limbs, lacerations, or disfiguring injuries, to name a few. Our attorneys are experienced in handling all types of oilfield/drilling rig accidents and it is very important to consult with us as soon as possible after an accident.

Oilfield/Drilling Rig accidents

Oilfield/drilling rig accidents can have many causes and are often attributed to:

  • Failure to properly communicate safety procedures
  • Failure to comply with new safety standards and procedures
  • Failure to give proper training to all employees at all levels
  • Failure to protect and train visitors onthe job site
  • Failure to maintain or replace faulty equipment
  • Delays in maintaining and inspecting equipment
  • Improper construction of equipment
  • Improper construction of safety items such as rails, steps, frames, etc.
  • Cracks and fissures in pipes, lines, and other means of fluid transportation
  • Cracks and fissures in storage units such as tanks, trucks, etc.
  • Improper storage of hazardous fluids
  • Failure to provide adequate safety equipment such as helmets, goggles, and suits
  • Failure to provide working fire suppression equipment
  • Failure of TRC to cite violations
  • Rushing through the job without adequate equipment or training.

Oilfield accident attorney

Workers who are injured during oilfield accidents or on a drilling rig can beentitled to compensation for their damages which can go beyond traditional workman’s compensation. If injured as a result of someone else’s negligence while working in the oilfield or on a drilling rig, an injured person or surviving family member may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, permanent injuries, diminished work capacity, and more.

With the state of Texas having the most oilfield accident fatalities in the nation, it is imperative to get an attorney who knows the law and has experience litigating these types of cases. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in an oilfield accident or on a drilling rig, contact us immediately so we can help you learn about your rights.