We understand the challenges and dangers faced by oil field workers every day, and we are prepared to stand up for your rights and help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries. This compensation may include restitution for pain and suffering, medical costs, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and more. We are not afraid to stand up to the big oil companies on your behalf – and we are prepared to do so.
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Dedicated Legal Defense for Victims Across Texas
The oil industry is extremely important to the economy in the state of Texas. Oil rig and exploration companies employ many individuals and provide the potential for advancement and security. Unfortunately, these jobs can also be extremely dangerous.
Oilfield injuries and even deaths are not uncommon. Oilfield workers handle some of the most dangerous and stressful jobs in the United States. The potential hazards an oilfield worker faces during the course of a routine day on the job are significant.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the vast majority (over 70%) of fatal occupational injuries in private sector mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction occur in the oil and gas extraction industries.
Dangers on the job for oil field workers include, but are not limited to:
- Well blowouts
- Defective or malfunctioning equipment
- Operation of heavy machinery
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Slip and fall accidents
- Helicopter crashes
The U.S. oil and gas extraction industry experienced record growth for a decade (2003-2013). The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that during that period, the number of oil and gas extraction work-related fatalities increased by 27.6%.
A study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that Texas had the highest proportion of oil and gas extraction worker fatalities. According to the publication, 44% of the deaths in a single year (2014) occurred in Texas.
A push toward deregulation in the industry could result in another boom, presenting new risks to oilfield workers.