Oilfield Injuries & Accidents – A Legal Prospective
The oilfield is a dangerous place to work and oilfield injuries are frequent in all phases of oil & gas well drilling, testing, completion, frac jobs, wireline operations and other oil well work over activities. When things go wrong in this hostile and fast paced work environment, the injuries can be tragic. Hard-working toolpushers, drillers, roughnecks, roustabouts, and others in the oil field often suffer serious injuries that include back, neck and shoulder injuries in connection with handling and working around heavy oilfield and oil rig equipment. Hazardous and explosive conditions in oil fields and at oil rigs can also lead to falls, electrocutions and well blowouts that result in amputations crush injuries, paralysis, broken bones, burns, and/or head and brain trauma. Many of these oilfield injury accidents including fires and explosions, valve failures, equipment malfunctions, and rig collapses are preventable when all parties and companies follow established oilfield safety guidelines and procedures.
Oilfield Injuries & Deaths
If you are injured while working in the oilfield, there is a good chance that your oil field employer will not have adequate financial resources or will be unwilling to help the injured oilfield worker beyond simple workers compensation benefits. Workers compensation insurance to the injured oilfield workers has very real and significant limitations. For this reason, it is imperative that the utmost care be taken in determining each and every party in addition to your employer that played a role in causing your injury. Often another entities or third (3rd) parties such as a contractor, drilling contractor, company man, equipment owner or lessor, subcontractor, tool or product manufacturer, fabricator may be negligent or responsible for lapses in safety, design, manufacture, use and maintenance that directly lead to an oilfield accident. In oil field accidents involving serious injuries or deaths resulting from dangerous, defective equipment or catastrophic equipment failure, then it is essential that the injured oilfield worker or family hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible in order to preserve the evidence, document and photograph the scene, interview witnesses and start the investigation needed to file a lawsuit and prosecute the case.
Oilfield Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in an oil field accident, oil or gas well drilling rig accident or any other type of oil field work, workover, frac job, well stimulation work, pipeline or wireline work, then you should a lawyer that is experienced and knowledgeable in many types of oil field accidents. Whether your injury case involves a injuries from a negligent third (3rd) party contractor, workers compensation claim, a defective tool, broken or worn out products or equipment or negligent acts of other oil well contractors or companies, the injured worker or family needs legal assistance to protect their rights. The Willis Firm in located in Houston, Texas. Mr. Willis is a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1988. Call for a Free Case Evaluation at 1-800-883-9858 Nationwide Assistance is Available