With oil production in the United States returning to it’s highest level in decades, more and more workers are heading into the oilfields throughout America in search of crude oil, shale oil, gas and other related minerals.
Unfortunately, as a result of this extra activity and the highly-dangerous nature of this profession, oilfield drilling accident injuries have been dramatically on the rise in the past several years.
If you or a loved has been injured while drilling for oil, contact the personal injury lawyers here at the Edwards Law Firm. We offer a 100% free case evaluations to help determine if you are eligible to receive compensation for your injuries and only get paid if our clients obtain compensation.
Common Causes of Oil Rig Accidents
Due to the industrial-level equipment that is used on most oil rigs and oilfields, there can be many different causes of personal injury. Often the sheer amount of pressure generated from hydraulic fracking and other methods of extraction can cause equipment to fail, which canresult in catastrophic injuries to those surrounding the machinery.
Some common causes of oilfield accidents can include:
- Equipment failure
- Drilling Rig Accidents
- Faulty communication between operators and employees
- Inadequately trained employees
- Inefficient safeguards and rushed work environments
- Violations of safety policies and procedures
While there are many safety guidelines that have been put in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), many accidents occur when these guidelines are not followed, or if a company decides to put profit ahead of worker safety, and does not enforce the safety requirements on-site.
Oil Field Accident Injuries
In such a dangerous line of work, injuries on-site tend to be more devastating than a typical workers compensation claim.
Some common oil field accident injuries can include:
As with any dangerous working environment, it is very important that workers are not only focusing on their job, but also that they are aware of what is going on around them. If working in a confined area, it’s also important to ensure that a worker is aware of the emergency exit route.
How We Can Help Injured Workers
In many work-related personal injuries, an estimator will be sent from the employers insurance company, to determine if your injuries are legitimate, and if so, the extent of those injuries.
It is VERY IMPORTANT to remember that these investigators are highly skilled individuals, that are trained to obtain sensitive information from injury victims when they are most vulnerable.
With over 50 years of combined experience, the team of lawyers at our firm are well versed in the practices that insurance companies use on innocent injury victims, and can help protect our clients for their inquiries – ensuring that their best interests are invested at all times.
What Does It Cost To Hire An Attorney From The Edwards Law Firm?
As responsible members of our local community, we strongly believe that everyone should have access to premium level legal counsel. With that in mind, we work on a contingency basis, which means that we only charge you for our fees and services if we obtain a settlement or verdict for your case.
For those that are unsure if they have a case, we offer a 100% FREE initial case review, that allows potential customers to provide our attorneys with the details of their case, which we will review, and then determine if there are grounds to file a lawsuit.
If so, we can then advise you on the best way to move forward with proceedings.
How To Contact Our Oklahoma & Texas Accident Injury Lawyers
If you or someone you love has sustained an injury caused by an oil field drilling rig accident, you deserve compensation and support that you can depend on.
At the law offices of The Edwards Law Firm, we have won over $100 MILLION in successful verdicts and settlements for our clients, and can provide the experience and determination to fight for your MAXIMUM injury compensation.
To find out more, please contact us today on 1-800-304-9246. A member from our intake staff will collect some basic information about your case and then quickly connect you to one of our attorneys to further discuss the merits of your claim.