There are very few Jobs in America that subject workers to danger as drilling for Oil & Gas and for that matter any thing revolving around these activities.
Due to the increased drilling activities in South Texas it should come as no surprise that the number of accidents involving Oil Rig workers has dramatically gone up in the past several years. With that increase in the Oil Companies are trying to cut corners and pushing their workers to ever higher performance levels.
Longer work hours in this environment will contribute greatly to a lack of focus on the safety and well being of the employees.
Tragic accidents in the Oilfield happen, when safety is sacrificed for speed, greed and poor judgement.
Oil field workers who suffer from these accidents often experience long term disabilities, that go way beyond workers compensation.
Too many of the incidents are a result of negligence, poor training, old or defective equipment and insufficient safety features. Whatever the cause for the injuries, it is very important for you as a victim of an Oilfield Injury to get the compensation that is due to you for your medical expenses, lost wages and the pain and suffering.
If you or your family member has suffered such a catastrophic accident in the Eagle Ford Oil field you need experienced, determined and successful Attorneys like Ford and Laurel to represent you and your family in a court of law.
Types of Oil field accidents
Some dangers oil field workers are exposed to are:
- Oilfield explosions
- Serious burns
- Injuries from toxic chemicals
- Wrongful deaths
There have been several reported cases of deaths in refineries in the past few years. A few examples include:
- 22 people killed in BP refineries between 1995 and 2005
- 80 refinery deaths overall during the same period
- More than 100 injuries from one blast at a refinery in Texas City
Injuries incurred from an Oil field Job take a heavy toll on those affected and their families. Recovery after a refinery incident, especially if it was severe, could cost the worker time away from work and expensive medical bills. In order to get the compensation you deserve, contact the South Texas-Eagle Ford Shale oilfield accident attorneys.
We can fight big Oil / Refinery companies, call us today for a Free confidential consultation about your case.
To find out how much you can expect to receive if you succeed in your claim, contact the Oilfield Accident Attorneys at Ford & Laurel. Arrange for a free case evaluation with a member of our legal team today!
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