Oilfield & Oil Drilling Rig Accident Lawyer
Oilfield & Oil Well Drilling Rig Injury Accidents
Oilfield drilling rig accidents have happened in oil & gas fields throughout the United States for the last 100 years since the drilling of the infamous Texas Spindletop oil well. Today, due to the fast pace of the oil & gas well drilling activity in the United States, the numbers of oilfield accidents and oil field related injuries & deaths at an alarming rate. Many of these oilfield injuries are catastrophic due to the nature of this dangerous oilfield industry.
Oilfield workers are often forced to work long periods of time without adequate rest, forced to take chances in the spirit of being a team player, forced to work with some workers that are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, work beside oilfield workers that often take short cuts and ignore established safety standards in order to keep the drilling rig operating at a fast high profit rate. Another problem is the hiring of green or inexperienced workers that have not been properly trained and subjecting them to dangerous conditions that can injure themselves or endanger others. Hiring and working oilfield workers that are not skilled, at a fast pace and while some are on drugs, is a recipe for disaster, serious injuries and even death.
Oilfield Accident Investigation
After an serious or fatal oil field accident occurs, the injured worker or the worker’s family often is shunned or completely ignored by the employer and some of the former employees. Further, due to the remote location of most oilfield accidents, many injured workers and their family members are not allowed to go to the scene, take photographs, start an investigation, view the broken or defective tool or equipment or even talk to the witnesses to the accident. During this delay after an oilfield or oil rig drilling accident, some times evidence in an oilfield accident is simply discarded, moved to another location, disassembled, repaired, altered or even lost. To help prevent this, an injured drilling rig worker should call and discuss the legal options that may be available. Getting a lawyer soon after the accident, can be the difference in later winning and losing.
Oilfield Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you or a loved one have been injured in a oil field accident, oil or gas well drilling rig accident or any other type of oil field work, workover, frac 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.