Common Causes of Oil Field Injuries
If you’ve experienced an oil field accident, call the injury and accident lawyers at FCHC today. Whether you’re in Texas, New Mexico, or North Dakota, we can help. Offices in Odessa, TX, Albuquerque, Hobbs, NM, and Lubbock, TX.
Oil Field Injury Lawyers Serving Texas, New Mexico, and North Dakota
Suffering an injury while at work can feel devastating.
What if you can’t go back to work?
How will you pay for medical bills?
The team at FCHC Law is ready to help.
When you suffer an injury at work, especially because of someone else’s negligence, the insurance company owes you fair compensation.
Unfortunately, they don’t always want to pay. That’s where we come in.
We are tough negotiators and we won’t stop until you get everything you’re owed. We consider every angle, and we take your case personally.
The Dangers of Working in the Oil Field – Accidents and Injuries
Oil field workers work under some of the most dangerous conditions in the country.
With America drilling for more oil than years past, oilfield accidents continue to rise countrywide. Some reports show that oilfield workers are 7 times more likely to experience a fatal injury.
One must not underestimate the dangerous conditions under which oilfield workers labor.
Those who have sustained an injury on the job can collect compensation.
The skilled oilfield injury attorneys at Fadduol, Cluff, Hardy, & Conaway, P.C. have managed claims for hundreds of oilfield workers. We have seen a wide array of on-the-job injuries.
It’s important that you hire an experienced oil field injury attorney to manage your claim.
Personal Injury or Workers’ Compensation Claims in Oilfield Accidents
If an oilfield accident caused your injuries, contact an experienced injury and accident attorney. You should find someone who is familiar with oil field accident cases. Even when you believe the injuries to be mild, serious complications could arise.
In some cases, this may mean filing a claim with your employer’s workers comp insurance. In other cases, it could mean thoroughly investigating the scene for signs of negligence.
Sometimes, your employer’s own negligence is to blame. Other times it could be the result of shoddy industrial equipment. In any of these cases, you’ll get a better result if you have a skilled oil field injury lawyer advocating on your behalf.
Types of Oilfield Injuries
Oilfield injuries are usually the consequence of a speed and greed, top-down safety culture whereby oilfield workers learn to take safety shortcuts, ignore standard industry safety protocols, use inadequate equipment and are given improper safety instruction (or no instruction at all). There are many different ways that injuries can occur out in the oilfield. Common scenarios that we see include the following:
- Inadequately trained workers put the lives of those around them at risk.
- Exposure to hazardous gases and explosions, which is often compounded by a failure to recognize the hazards and properly communicate them through the use of JSAs.
- Language barriers lead to lack of knowledge of surrounding circumstances.
- Overworked employees take shortcuts in order to get the work done faster.
- Drilling schedules put downward pressure on the workers to complete the job timely at all costs.
- Defective machinery or poorly maintained machinery creates an unsafe work environment.
- Company men are spread too thin and rarely show up to the jobsite to ensure work is being performed safely.
- Failure to follow the chain of command
Call an Experienced Oil Field Injury Attorney Today
The attorneys at FCHC have experience litigating oilfield injury accident claims. If you are suffering after an oilfield accident, give us a call at (800) 433-2408 or contact us online for a free personal injury case consultation.
We can begin working on your claim today.