Oil Field Injuries

Oilfield Injury Lawyer in Houston

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. 

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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
  • Explosions and fires
  • Crane accidents
  • Falling debris
  • Worker negligence or error
  • Boat accidents

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.

What to Do After You’ve Been Injured in an Oilfield Accident in Houston

If you have been injured in an oilfield accident, you need to seek medical treatment immediately. You may be contacted by an insurance company asking you to settle any legal claim that you have to damages regarding your injuries. It is essential that you speak with an experienced oilfield accident attorney prior to accepting any settlement. They will likely try to get you to settle for significantly less than your oilfield injury case is worth. 

At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, our knowledgeable Houston oilfield injury lawyers can walk you through the claims process if your injuries result from a work accident. Our team of skilled litigators will work hard to get you the maximum recovery available in your case.

What Kinds of Injuries are associated with Oilfield Accidents?

Oilfield accidents can be minor or can result in catastrophic injuries leaving a person unable to work. Some of the most common injuries associated with oilfield accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Burns
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of sight or hearing
  • Spinal cord injuries

Injured oilfield workers deserve to be fully compensated for their losses, including medical costs, lost wages, loss of future income, and pain and suffering. Our leading oilfield injury attorneys have over 100 years of experience, recovering millions on behalf of accident and injury victims. If you were injured at an oilfield in Houston or the surrounding areas, contact our office today for a free consultation.

How do I know if I have a strong oilfield injury case?

If you were injured in an oilfield accident, you can file a claim for damages against any liable or negligent party. The strength of your case depends on several factors, including your injuries and the cause of the accident. You should always consult with an attorney before accepting any settlement or waiver of liability. Even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you might still be entitled to recover damages. 

What are common offshore and oilfield injuries that result in legal claims?

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), “Three of every five on-site fatalities in the oil and gas extraction industry are the result of struck-by/caught-in/caught-between hazards from multiple sources.”  Many of the resulting injuries from this kind of hazard are completely preventable if OSHA guidelines are followed. Any serious injury resulting from negligence or failure to maintain a safe worksite can result in a legal claim. 

Why Hire an Oilfield Injury Lawyer?

If you are injured in an oilfield accident, you need a champion. You need an aggressive advocate in-and-out of the courtroom who will always represent your best interests. Without the help of an oilfield injury lawyer, you may not get the recovery you deserve.

What Are My Options After an Oilfield Accident?

If you or a loved one has been injured in an oilfield accident, speak with an experienced Houston personal injury lawyer at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs as soon as possible. Our attorneys serve clients in Galveston, Houston, Louisiana, and throughout South Texas. We have over a century of experience and a reputation for dedicated client representation.

Oil & Gas Injury Lawyers for Houston and Galveston Clients

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.

Call Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs today at (713) 751-0025 or send us a message online. We can discuss your case in a FREE consultation. 

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Tommy Fibich

Tommy Fibich

Founding Partner

Tommy Fibich is a widely respected Texas Trial Attorney who has dedicated 45 years to a life of law and advocacy.

Russell Scott Briggs

Russell Scott Briggs

Attorney

Russ Briggs is a native of Beaumont, Texas, the son of two teachers. He is happily married to Rebekah Briggs and they have two adult daughters

Erin Copeland

Erin Copeland

Partner

Erin K. Copeland is a partner with the law firm of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs in Houston, Texas.

Greg Fibich

Greg Fibich

Attorney

A native Houstonian, Greg started his legal career at a highly respected, boutique defense firm.

Jay Henderson

Jay Henderson

Attorney

Jay Henderson was born and raised in the East Texas town of Palestine. Jay graduated from Palestine High School in 1976 with no special accolades except a diploma.

Sara J. Fendia

Sara J. Fendia

Of Counsel

Attorney Sara J. Fendia is an experienced trial lawyer who has spent her more than 25 years in the legal field

Kelley Bogusevic

Kelley Bogusevic

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Kelley has spent her entire career representing individuals injured by the acts of others. She has the compassion and drive to get great results for her clients.

W. Michael Leebron, II

W. Michael Leebron, II

1945-2013

Mike Leebron was one of the state’s great trial lawyers until his death on July 6, 2013.

Anthony Foster

Anthony Foster

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Attorney Anthony Foster of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs works on personal injury, products liability, business litigation, and Essure cases to help get clients maximum compensation for their injuries and loses.

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