Oil Field Injuries
Our country is largely powered by oil. This profitable industry is in the midst of an unprecedented boom, according to reports from the International Energy Agency. Unfortunately, the hardworking individuals facilitating this growth often don’t receive the safe work environments they deserve.
Every day, oil workers place themselves at risk. Alarming statistics from the Center for Public Integrity reveals that 1,455 employees died while extracting oil and gas in the United States between 2008 and 2017. Working these kinds of jobs are so dangerous that this figure closely echoes the number of troops who perished while fighting in Afghanistan during the same period.
Common Oil Field Accidents and Injuries
Workers in the oil industry are more likely to suffer severe injuries or death than those in many other occupations. Hazards lie around every corner. The following are among the most alarming sources of injury:
- Downhole tubing failures
- Wire rope failures
- Drill pipe failures
- Defective stripper wells
- Workover rig collapses
- Chemical exposure
Oil field explosions are shockingly common and especially deadly. Often, the companies responsible for these incidents are not held fully accountable. Many exhibit significant safety violations that could easily be resolved. Often, these violations are not sufficiently addressed until multiple workers have been harmed in avoidable accidents.
The accidents outlined above commonly lead to the following injuries:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Herniated discs
- Severed spinal cords
- Limb amputation
- Severe burns
In addition to experiencing long-term physical suffering, oil field workers may develop mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder. This can make it difficult not only to return to work in the oil industry but also to maintain a decent quality of life outside of work.
Why Work With an Oil Field Injury Lawyer?
As the victim of an oil field accident, you deserve strong representation from attorneys who care and extend compassion as well as the best service possible. An aggressive approach may be warranted, especially if negligence was at play. While employers may be partially to blame, oil field explosions may also occur due to faulty manufacturing or other third-party issues.
A skilled oil field injury attorney can help you sort out the complications of workers' compensation and personal injury to determine which forms of remuneration are available. Sometimes, it is possible to file multiple claims simultaneously. The right oil field injury lawyer can guide you through every step of the process to secure the best possible outcome.
Why Morgan & Morgan?
All law firms are not the same. Morgan & Morgan’s reputation is better than other firms' — more than 100,000 clients trust us, and we’ve recovered billions of dollars on their behalf. Our proven track record and wide reach allow us to fight for you effectively, providing you the best service possible for your oil field accident case. We use a strategic and highly personalized approach, with the goal of obtaining the compensation you deserve. And we never charge by the hour — you pay us only if we win. Every client is treated like family, and their cases are handled personally. Fill out a free case evaluation today.
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