Oilfield Injury Lawyer in Houston
Stalwart Legal Representation for Victims in South Texas & Louisiana – Call (713) 999-3681 Today!
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 all too common, as oil rig workers handle some of the most dangerous and stressful jobs in the United States. The potential hazards an oil field worker faces during the course of a routine day on the job are significant. Between the years 2012 and 2017, the number of oilfield worker fatalities in the U.S. was 7 times higher than the number of all other work-related deaths in the country combined.
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.
Dangers on the job for oil field workers include, but are not limited to:
- Well blowouts
- Explosions and fires
- Defective or malfunctioning equipment
- Crane accidents
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Falling debris
- Slip and fall accidents
- Worker negligence or error
- Helicopter crashes
- Boat accidents
Oil and gas is highly flammable, which is one of the main contributing factors for why oilfield work is particularly dangerous. Fires and explosions can occur suddenly and without warning. However, if a refinery lacks a proper fire-fighting plan for responding to these accidents, they may be considered at least partially at-fault for your injuries. It may also be the case that due diligence was not performed in ensuring that combustible chemicals and materials were handled properly. Similarly, if your employer fails to provide you with functional and safe equipment, they may be liable for your injuries resulting from equipment defects.
What Should I Do After an Oilfield Accident?
If you or a loved one has been injured in an oilfield accident, you should contact an oilfield accident lawyer immediately. Do not give official statements to or accept compensation from the oilfield company or its insurers before consulting legal counsel. Insurance companies rarely prioritize the best interests of injured parties, and will instead try to argue that your injuries are not as significant as you claim. They may offer you a settlement, but you will likely be entitled to far more compensation than they are offering. You need an advocate on your side who can help you gather evidence and fight for full damages.
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.
Attorneys Briggs and Henderson are Board Certified Personal Injury Attorneys and Attorney Tommy Fibich is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. Only 10% of all practicing attorneys are Board Certified, making this an impressive distinction of our firm. We are not afraid to stand up to the big oil companies on your behalf; our experience and accolades make us prepared to do so.
Call Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs at (713) 999-3681 today or submit our contact form to request a free legal consultation.