Houston Oil Rig Explosion Attorneys
Were You Injured In An Oilfield Accident?
At the Hollingsworth Law Firm, our Houston oil rig explosion attorneys know that thousands of our Texas residents rely on their jobs in the petroleum and gas industry to support their livelihoods.
Our Harris County oilfield accident attorneys also know that extraction is dangerous work that puts rig workers at risk of suffering catastrophic and even fatal injuries.
Unfortunately, in this business, oil rig fires and explosions are an ever-present danger for employees who are locating energy sources, evaluating drilling and formation opportunities, managing energy data, advising in engineering, production, or other completion services, or are participating in well construction.
When a coworker or employer is negligent in their duties, or when the corporation places profits over safety, people are going to get hurt.
If you have been injured in an oil rig explosion or have lost a loved one who was working in an oilfield in Texas, our personal injury lawyers and support staff will provide the critical legal resources you need to pursue results inside and outside the courtroom.
Our skilled Houston personal injury attorneys have spent more than three decades working on both sides of the courtroom, gaining unparalleled experience of the inner workings of some of the world’s largest insurance companies, and transforming that knowledge into wins for our clients.
We can pursue the same results for you and your family.
Our skilled legal staff offers services in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin because we believe in inclusion, fairness, and justice. It is only possible to successfully represent the people in our communities when we can successfully represent all people.
Contact us today to learn more about our commitment to all Lone Star State residents.
What Are The Most Common Causes of Oil Rig Explosions in Houston, Texas?
When negligence is a factor in the workplace, there is no limit to the types of injuries that can occur. When negligence is a factor on a Texas oil rig, the results can be devastating.
The sizeable, heavy, and complex oil rig equipment and machinery required for drilling can cause catastrophic injuries and fatalities if it is not maintained or operated properly.
The most common causes of Houston oilfield accidents may include, but are not limited to:
- Defective or failed equipment and machinery
- Dropped objects including piping, lights, tools, and rigging
- Failure to evacuate during inclement weather
- Failure to follow industry regulations
- Falls from heights
- Fracking accidents
- Heavy equipment collapses including rigs and cranes
- Insufficient maintenance
- Lack of information given to employees
- Lack of proper training and supervision
- Lack of safety equipment
- Lifting equipment, forklift accidents, and crane incidents
- Outdated industrial equipment
- Slip and fall accidents
- Truck and 18-wheeler fueling accidents
- Unsafe welding or drilling procedures causing dangerous sparks, exposed electrical currents, and fires
- Vehicle accidents and collisions
- Well blowouts
Since 2003, we have dedicated our practice to producing real results for real people whose lives have been impacted by negligence. Our expert legal team has proven over thousands of personal injury cases, through the millions of dollars recovered for our clients, that personal attention matters.
At the Hollingsworth Law Firm, our oil rig explosion attorneys in Houston represent clients throughout Texas because we know the lawyer you choose makes a difference. Call us today to learn how we can help.
Who Can Be Held Liable for a Texas Oil Rig Explosion?
Employers in Texas are not required to provide workers’ compensation coverage.
If your Texas oil and gas employer does not offer workers’ compensation insurance, then you may be eligible to pursue your employer directly for your workplace injuries or the loss of your loved one.
Our skilled personal injury lawyers in Houston will evaluate your case during a free consultation to determine if your employer, another individual’s negligence was the cause of your injuries, or if another third party, including a design or manufacturing defect caused the explosion, or if the property owner, contractors, subcontractors, trucking companies, shipping companies, and/or vehicle manufacturers were liable for the explosion.
Our bilingual staff is here to listen to your story and learn all the ways negligence and your injuries have impacted your day-to-day activities and overall quality of life, so we can build a case that successfully represents your complete recovery needs.
At Hollingsworth Law Firm, Our Houston Personal Injury Attorney Also Focuses on the Following Practice Areas:
- Airplane Accidents
- Auto Accidents
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Industrial Injury
- Medical Malpractice
- Offshore & Maritime Injury
- Pedestrian Accident
- Plant & Refinery Accidents
- Product Liability
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Truck & 18 Wheeler Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Baytown Refinery Accident
Contact Our Skilled Personal Injury Attorneys in Houston, Texas Today
If you or someone you love has been injured or lost their life to negligence, contact our dedicated Houston personal injury lawyers at the Hollingsworth Law Firm today by calling 713-637-4560 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.
Our skilled bilingual personal injury lawyers and support staff represent clients throughout the state of Texas on a contingency basis, so you never pay any legal fees unless we win your case.
If you are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve, so are we. Let us take the lead.
Frequently Asked Questions for Our Oilfield Accident Attorneys in Houston, Texas
What Type of Financial Recovery Can I Pursue During a Texas Oil Rig Explosion Case?
In most cases, oil rig explosion victims may pursue all applicable compensation options, which may include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Loss of past and future wages
- Loss of wage-earning capacity
- Reduced future earning capacity
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Past and future mental anguish
- Physical impairment or disfigurement
At the Hollingsworth Law Firm, we are dedicated to pursuing actual results for our clients.
That means everyone who calls our offices for help will speak directly with a personal injury attorney, so they understand their legal rights and options right away.
We will fight for each form of financial recovery you deserve through negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurance company or prepare your case with precision for trial. When you are ready to contact an accomplished personal injury law firm in Houston, we are ready to hear your story.
Will I Have to Go to Court to Pursue Damages for My Texas Oilfield Accident and Injuries?
While an estimated 96% of all personal injury cases end in a settlement outside of the courtroom, our law firm founder, Steve Hollingworth, has been the lead attorney in over 50 jury trials as lead counsel in over a dozen different Texas counties. Should your case go to trial, we will be ready to aggressively pursue the positive outcome you deserve in front of a judge and/or jury.
The insurance company will value a case more if they know the firm is willing to go to trial. At the Hollingworth Law Firm, we are more than willing — we remain trial ready.
What Happens if I Lose a Loved One in a Texas Oil Rig Explosion?
If your loved one was killed in an oil rig explosion or another oilfield accident in Texas, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim against the negligent party who caused the accident. We can help you determine your eligibility and whether you have a viable case, starting with a free consultation. Contact us now to learn more about your legal rights and options to seek justice for your fallen family member.