Representing Workers Injured in Oil Drilling Accidents
When you’re an oil and gas worker, you already know your job is dangerous. Chances are you have heard stories of co-workers being seriously injured or even killed as the result of an accident on an oil field.
Parts blow off oil rigs under sudden pressure increases; oil storage tanks explode; flammable vapor ignites and causes a fire. We have seen all of these things and more cause serious injuries to our clients and their loved ones in the 70 years that we have been practicing law. Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is the oldest plaintiffs personal injury law firm in Texas, and we know how to get results for our clients. Call 713-396-3964 (toll free 800-594-4884) or contact our office online for a free initial consultation if you’ve been injured.
What Causes Oil Field Accidents?
It can be difficult to figure out exactly what happened after you’ve been injured. Part of our job as personal injury attorneys is to help solve the puzzle. In an oil field accident, you likely sustained a range of injuries, from burns from a fire or explosion to severe brain or back injury from a fall.
Unfortunately, many oil field accidents are the result of an employer’s lack of compliance with safety or maintenance regulations, leading to:
- Dangerous falls from rigs
- Falling objects/equipment
- Defective field equipment
- Inadequate safety precautions and training on drilling rigs
- Improper maintenance of drilling rigs
Because of the exploratory nature and use of heavy equipment on many oil fields, it is not uncommon for commercial vehicle and large truck wrecks to occur on and near oil field drilling sites. All these elements and more lead to oil field accidents — the question for you now is what you will do about lost wages, medical bills and your recovery.
Pursuing Justice After an Oil Field Accident
If you were injured because of an oil field accident, adequate financial compensation can help you make a full recovery. The Houston trial lawyers at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner have been representing oil and gas workers for years. For a free consultation, call 713-396-3964 (toll free 800-594-4884) or e-mail our office.