Defective Equipment Rigs

Were You Injured by an Oil Rig or Pipeline Defect?

For oil and gas workers, the long shifts, time away from family and the physical toll are hard enough. Oil and gas workers make decent pay, but the pay and benefits in this line of work come at a price. They shouldn't also have to worry about defective equipment and rigs, which routinely cause serious injury to oil and gas workers.

When equipment does fail, it can cause gas leaks, pipeline explosions and chemical fires that often seriously injure people living near pipelines and refineries.

Representing injured people or the families of those who lost their lives in preventable accidents has been our business since 1951. Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz is the oldest plaintiffs personal injury law firm in Texas. With more than 65 years of experience, our workplace injury lawyers know what it takes to obtain compensation for injustice perpetrated against oil and gas workers. If you've been injured because of oil rig defects or other defective equipment, call 800-836-6130 (toll free 800-580-9121) or contact our office online to schedule a free initial consultation.

An Explanation for Defective Equipment and Oil Rigs

There is no excuse for operating defective equipment or defective oil rigs — regardless of your employer's motivation to keep the extraction process humming along with a minimum of disruption. As in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, some energy companies will risk a total blowout to avoid fixing expensive safety problems. Other safety problems often get worse over time because routine maintenance isn't performed.

If you were injured by equipment on an oil rig or oil field, it may have been due to defective industrial machinery. Potential defects include:

  • An original design or manufacturing flaw in the equipment
  • Pipes or valves that become corroded
  • Damaged tongs or cables
  • Safety measures that are inadequate or completely missing

Defects such as these and others may cause gas leaks, blowouts, explosions and falls — which not only hurt oil and gas workers, but also individuals and families living near the work sites.

Contact the Injury Trial Attorneys of Abraham Watkins

Our record of success means that you stand to benefit if you decide to hire our firm. While no result is guaranteed, we promise to deliver legal representation based on integrity and honor as driving principles. You can learn more about us and about your legal options by calling 800-836-6130 (toll free 800-580-9121) or e-mailing our Houston office for a free consultation.