Oil Field Injuries
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The state of Texas is dependent on the oil and gas industry for much of its economic prosperity. Due to its lucrativeness, companies hire many oil field workers but may not do enough to ensure a safe working environment. As a result, there has been an uptick in oil field accidents involving employees and even innocent bystanders. If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious accident while working in an oil field, you could be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.
Call Law Offices Of Hector Peña, PLLC at (432) 356-2424 or contact us online to speak to an oil field injuries attorney in our Odessa or Pecos office. Hablamos español.
Common Injuries Suffered by Oil Field Workers
Working out in the oil fields can be quite lucrative, but it is a physically demanding and often dangerous job. While there are safety protocols you have to follow and safeguards set up to lessen the likelihood of getting hurt on the job, accidents often occur due to the actions of careless and reckless coworkers and employers operating heavy machinery.
Workers may suffer a wide range of debilitating injuries, including:
- Bone fractures
- Crushed limbs
- Fire, electric or chemical burns
- Cuts and lacerations
- Lung damage from breathing fumes
- Bumps and bruises
- Concussions or traumatic brain injuries
- Limb amputations
- Spinal cord injuries
- Nerve damage
Hire One of Your Own: An Experienced Oil Field Worker
As your attorney, we can hold the following parties potentially liable for your injuries:
- Oil companies
- Oilfield owners or operators
- Drilling operators
- Oil exploration companies
- Machine operators
- Oil pumpers
- Refinery companies
- Oilfield equipment companies
- Manufacturers of oilfield equipment
- Oil field truck drivers and their respective companies
The Law Offices Of Hector Peña, PLLC has experience handling oil field cases and can put together a winning strategy for injured clients. Our founding attorney, Hector Peña, has firsthand experience in the oil industry as a former oil field worker and uses his knowledge of equipment, the work environment, safety rules, and regulations to present a well-informed perspective when making claims.
Our oil field lawyers understand the risks that come with the job, such as explosions, fires, slips and falls, and heavy machinery accidents and can gather the necessary information to determine who is to blame for an injury depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Why You Need Representation from an Oil Field Lawyer After an Injury
Whether you are a long-time worker or someone that has been working on the oil fields for a short time, following an injury, you may feel that your employer will be understanding and take care of you. Unfortunately, oil and gas companies do not have your best interest in mind and will be looking to protect their pocketbooks and avoid responsibility. These wealthy companies will have high-powered insurers and legal teams behind them to help them in avoiding liability and significant payouts.
Some of the ways they might avoid liability may shock you, such as:
- Asking you to make a recorded statement regarding the accident/injury
- Eliminating or destroying evidence that proves the company was at fault
- Having a company doctor try to examine you and minimize the severity of your injuries
- Blaming you for improperly doing your job
- Creating statements from coworkers or supervisors that place blame on you
- Hiring private investigators to obtain evidence that shows your injuries are exaggerated
- Using your social media posts against you to downplay the severity of your injuries
- Pressuring you to sign a liability waiver absolving them from responsibility for your injury
By having a trustworthy oil field attorney from the Law Offices Of Hector Peña, PLLC on your side, we can fight back against these tactics and make sure that you are compensated fairly for your losses.
If you were injured in an oil field accident, call our team today at (432) 356-2424 or complete our online form to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION. One of our Odessa oil field attorneys will be happy to listen to the details of your case and provide assistance.
What Parties Can You Hold Liable in an Oil Field Accident?
The owner or head operator of an oil field is obligated to ensure the work environment is as safe as possible for workers and take the necessary steps to reduce the chances of serious injury. Some of these initiatives include safety training, environmental modifications, and other safeguards. Despite the actions taken by those in charge, there is growing concern about the rising number of injuries and fatalities that take place annually. The best way to make sure these companies and managers follow through on making oil field work safer is to hold them accountable with litigation and injury lawsuits.
One of the more complex parts of an oil field accident claim is that there are often multiple parties that can be held liable at the time of the incident. This is why it is crucial to get in touch with an experienced Odessa oil field accident attorney who can clearly make the proper determination of the parties involved and hold them accountable in court.
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