Oil Field Injuries
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Every day, oil field workers in Texas go to work ready to meet the physical demands of their difficult jobs. Through no fault of their own, some drilling rig crew members and well service workers sustain serious injuries on oil rigs. As a leading cruel oil producer, Texas has numerous oil field accidents that cause serious injuries and cost rig workers their health and even their lives. If you or a loved one was hurt in relation to an accident on a refinery, rig, or oil field, it is important to be aware of your legal rights. Request a free consultation to discover what your options are at this time. Our personal injury lawyers have tried cases all over the United States.
Many Oil Field Injuries Are Not Reported
In recent years, some states have seen a boom of drilling activity in order to supply the demand in the United States for oil and gas.
These states include the following:
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
As these states and others increase drilling productivity, more and more people are being employed on oil fields, rigs, and refineries. Sometimes, the rush to supply an increasing demand means safety precautions and restrictions are ignored. Some individuals may be found operating machinery without proper training. Equipment may be faulty or improperly maintained. Other causes of accidents include explosions, fires, blowouts, and motor vehicle accidents.
Despite high accident rates, accompanied by many on-the-job injuries and deaths, a December 2014 article in the Houston Chronicle stated that many oil field injuries may go unreported. As it stands, Texas is in the top three states for fatal workplace accidents in the oil and gas industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that, across all states, oil field injuries are increasing.
Do You Have a Potential Case or Question?
At Fleming, Nolen & Jez, our personal injury and mass tort lawyers have dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of injured victims throughout the United States. If you were seriously injured through the negligence or wrongdoing of a company or another person, you may be able to file a lawsuit to secure the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to speak with one of our specialists to review your case information.