Given the number of oil fields in Texas, it should come as no surprise that oil field injury lawsuits are also common. If you’ve been injured in the oil field or a loved one’s life has been tragically cut short while working in the drilling industry, don’t settle for anything less than what you deserve. Reach out to an experienced oil field accident attorney at Lapeze & Johns, and get a hardworking lawyer who will work with you personally to bring those at fault to justice.
Oil field accidents in Texas can happen not only to workers in the industry, but also others who are exposed to dangerous activities onsite, or even those who are visiting. Injuries and deaths can occur in the oil and gas industry in all stages of exploration, drilling, production, transportation, and continued well servicing of existing producing wells.
Whether caused by heavy equipment failures, insufficient training, inadequate supervision, or failing to use proper safeguards, an experienced injury lawyer at Lapeze & Johns will not only help you recover, but ensure you and your family are taken care of throughout the entire case. While the types of injuries vary, our professional and aggressive approach will always be consistent.
Oil Field Injury FAQs:
What is the typical recovery time from an oil field injury?
Depending on the severity and type of injury, recovery time will vary from days or weeks to months or years. Recovery time can also vary on a person-by-person basis considering factors like age or health. To get a more accurate recovery timeline, consult your physician and have your injuries assessed for the best treatment plan. While our attorneys have seen plenty of oil field injuries, only you and your doctor can determine your recovery time.
What kinds of oil field accidents happen in Texas?
- On or Offsite vehicle accidents
- Being ‘struck by’, ‘caught in’ or ‘caught between’ machinery or other parts
- Fires and explosions
- Risks & exposure to chemicals
- Equipment failures
Once we have all the details of your injuries, we will relentlessly pursue justice against whoever is at fault until compensation is provided. We encourage our injured clients to seek representation, even if it means facing off with your employer.
What dangers or risks of injury should oil workers be aware of?
Any oil worker should be aware of his or her surroundings when in the oil field and be sure to follow all appropriate safety guidelines. Chemicals, operational hazards and heavy machinery can all cause serious injury in the oil field and proper safety procedures will go a long way towards preventing harm.
Do all accidents have to occur onsite to be able to have an injury case?
No, liability can extend beyond the oil field if the owner of the field is negligent offsite as well. Don’t wait to get help when it comes to oil field injuries and fatalities. As soon as you’ve been injured, whether on the oil field or off, don’t wait to call a dedicated lawyer at Lapeze & Johns to help you get compensation and justice.