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Oilfield Accidents
Oilfield Injury Law Firm
Best Oilfield Injury Lawyers in East Texas

In the 1930s, Smith County emerged as the regional center of the oil and gas industry, and oil production remains an important aspect of our community’s economy and identity. Working in the oilfield is particularly dangerous work, and when injuries or deaths are caused by the negligence or wrongful act of others, Texas law provides for recovery based on personal injury or wrongful death. As attorneys born and raised in Texas, we understand how the oil industry operates, and the importance of protecting those who risk life and limb working in the field.

Common accidents associated with the oilfield are explosions, falling objects, gas leaks, well blowouts and gushers, and collapsing decks and work rigs. Parties responsible for such mishaps may include employers and third parties not directly connected to one’s employer. Oil companies rarely own the property that they drill on; rather, they enter leases or deeds with property owners that temporarily allow companies to occupy land and seek oil. Therefore, oilfield workers are often injured on property that is not owned by their employers. If a property owner fails to inspect his or her premises for dangerous conditions, fails to make repairs, or neglects to provide adequate warning to others, he or she may be liable to persons injured on the unsafe property. Our attorneys possess the requisite knowledge of the law and personal injury claims to identify every potentially liable party.

In the Event of an Injury Under These Conditions, What Should I do?

Texas law provides for recovery-based injuries or wrongful death due to the negligence or wrongful acts of others. If you find yourself injured from an oilfield field accident or have lost a loved one due to negligence of another party, discuss your case with us before letting heated emotions cause more damages. Due to the hazardous work environment, replete with heavy machinery and inherently dangerous tasks, oilfield injuries may be catastrophic and life changing.

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Injury Types

Lost Limbs
Losing an arm, leg, or foot by amputation is a traumatic experience that substantially impacts one’s quality of life, requires extensive physical therapy, and results in the inability to fully provide for the needs of a family. Furthermore, replacement for the lost limb can be costly and not a proper substitute to allow top physical motion.
Damage to the spinal cord resulting in what is classified as a complete injury often results in the diminishing of nerve sensation and movement depending on the severity. This injury is defined as paralysis. The victim of this type of injury must deal with physical limitations for the rest of their lives. These limitations often hamper their financial wellbeing as well.
Severe Burns
Burns caused by negligence requiring extensive hospitalization and surgery result in not only physical harm but mental harm as well. Residual pain, scarring, and emotional harm may require extensive therapy that continues long after the incident occurred and results in the loss of ability to work for some time.
Spinal Injuries
With larger impacts, damaging compression of the spine and spinal cord could lead to broken bones or nerve damage. This type of injury can be a precursor to extensive medical and rehabilitation costs resulting in an impact of the victim’s quality of life for the foreseeable future.

Our Client Process

For more than 25 years, we have been adjusting our process to the needs of our clients. From a free initial consultation through settlement or litigation, you can count on a team of compassionate advocates that care about your case.

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