Dangerous Falls From Oil Rigs

Injury Attorneys Fighting for Oil and Gas Workers

Falls from drilling rigs may not make the headlines as often as pipeline explosions or gas leaks, but slip and falls from an oil rig or off a platform can still lead to serious injury or even death. Your injuries may be temporary or permanent. Either way, dangerous falls from oil rigs can often be prevented if employers take proper safety measures.

Handling Dangerous Fall Cases Since 1951

Established in 1951, Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz is the oldest plaintiffs personal injury law firm in Texas. Because our injury lawyers have handled so many personal injury cases — achieving great results for clients along the way — we know how to handle oil and gas accidents, including dangerous falls from heights. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a drilling rig accident, contact our office online or call 800-836-6130 (toll free 800-580-9121) to schedule a free consultation.

Oil Rig Falls: Heights and Other Common Hazards

When it comes to most oil and gas jobs, many accidents involve falls from heights or slip-and-falls on other surfaces. These cases include:

  • Working on platforms: Equipment and machinery are constantly being moved around overhead. This can lead to getting struck and pushed off a platform. Other hazards include lack of a safety harness and accumulated snow, ice or water.
  • Working at ground level: You may slip or trip on uncovered cables, because of poor lighting, or on wet and oily surfaces. Lack of proper footwear or improperly placed objects can lead to a slip-and-fall.

Many employers fail to take adequate safety precautions until someone gets hurt — only then does a guardrail or netting get installed or loose flooring repaired.

Free Initial Consultations With Experienced Oil Rig Injury Lawyers

Dangerous falls from oil rigs and elsewhere can cause serious injury — often, preventable injury. When involved in a drilling rig accident or oil rig explosion, you face time off work and lost income, medical bills and physical pain. Let us help you recover. To schedule a free initial consultation, e-mail our Houston office or call 800-836-6130 (toll free 800-580-9121).