Houston Oilfield Accidents Attorney
Working in the oilfields can be rewarding and good paying work. However, it is also one of the most dangerous and difficult jobs, with potential catastrophic accidents around every corner while working around enormous and powerful machines. Anyone that has worked in the oil patch knows that accidents do happen, often without any warning and have destructive and even fatal effects. Although working in the oilfield is dangerous, that does not mean that you signed yourself up for an accident or injury. Dangerous conditions, remote locations, physical demands of the job, extreme weather, inadequate training, failure to comply safety standards, equipment malfunction, long hours and heavy machinery operation can all be the reasons for an accident. According to OSHA, oil and gas workers are killed at a rate seven times greater than all other industries in the United States. In Texas, injuries from oilfield accidents are happening more often, due to the increasing activities in the state for oil extraction.
There are many types of oilfield accidents, most of which are preventable if proper precautions are taken. When your employer, contractor, or the parties who are responsible for your safety neglect their duty, thus causing your pain and suffering in an accident, we can help you to seek the compensation you deserve. The types of oilfield accidents personal injury claims that we handle are, but not limited to, blowouts, equipment failures, work rig accidents, oil spills, falling objects, defective products, explosions and fire, transportation incidents, compressor failure, and more. If you are not sure if you have a personal injury case, you can always call us for a free consultation, and find out what your options are.
Our skilled personal injury trial attorneys will work a case from many angles to calculate your compensation for an oilfield injury. Every case is different, and there are many circumstances to consider. Most commonly, a victims’ compensation is decided by these key elements: medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, lost wages, and mental anguish. You may also be entitled to punitive damages in your case as well. Fightingand winning your personal injury claim involves strategy, experience and knowledge of the law. The first step to recovery is choosing the right attorney; our attorneys at the Hollingsworth Law Firm, PLLC will investigate reports, conduct independent investigations and use industry experts when needed, to prove fault and find out who is liable for your pain and suffering. Our attorneys are proven to be dedicated, compassionate, and most importantly, effective advocates for our clients.