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Texas Oilfield Injury Attorneys

We stand up for people injured by the gas and oil industry

You don't have to travel far in Texas to see oil rigs dotting the landscape. Oil is a key component of the state’s economy and provides good jobs for many people. However, oil and gas drilling can also be a dangerous occupation: the presence of flammable and combustible materials, combined with difficult working conditions, creates a hazardous, potentially life-threatening environment. Injuries are often severe and typical workers’ compensation benefits do not always provide the full financial support workers and their families need.

The Ferrell Law Group is committed to helping injured oil and gas workers obtain the compensation they deserve.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an oil rig accident, contact the Ferrell Law Group to discuss your case with our knowledgeable oil and gas accident attorneys. Our Texas oilfield injury lawyers have earned reputations throughout the nation as experienced and compassionate litigators committed to helping victims of the oil and gas industry.

Oil rig accident causes

Work in the oil industry involves exposure to products that are highly combustible and potentially explosive. Gas leak explosions are the most dangerous oil rig accidents and account for the most fatalities. Drilling operations present the risk of dangerous blowouts, while the production and processing of oil and gas can be affected by fire and explosions as well. Additionally, the handling of heavy pipes and equipment puts workers at risk of dangerous malfunctions or mishaps. Other common causes of oil rig accidents include:

  • Falling objects
  • Slips and falls
  • Defective equipment and machinery
  • Worker fatigue
  • Struck-by/caught-in/caught-between heavy equipment, rotating well heads, catheads, pipes

In Texas, the prevalence of oil rigs only increases the likelihood that catastrophic accidents will continue to occur. While most individuals try to adhere to appropriate safety measures, the facts are that one’s safety is often in another’s hands.

Oil rig accident injuries

Working with highly combustible and flammable materials means that oil and gas riggers are at risk of serious burn injuries. In other instances, explosions, defective machinery, or worker error can lead to serious brain and spinal cord injury, or even wrongful death. Being in compromising situations with heavy equipment is a daily event for oil and gas workers and getting smashed between two pieces of machinery or other types of accidents occur frequently.

  • Burns. Oilfield workers are at risk of burns from fires, explosions, or exposure to hot surfaces or substances.
  • Broken bones. Accidents involving heavy equipment, falling objects, or falls can lead to broken bones.
  • Head injuries. Trauma to the head can result from being struck by objects or falling from heights.
  • Spinal injuries. Falls, vehicle accidents, or equipment malfunctions can lead to spinal injuries, which can result in paralysis.
  • Amputation. Accidents involving heavy equipment or machinery can result in the loss of limbs.
  • Eye injuries. Workers can suffer eye injuries from flying debris or exposure to chemicals.
  • Electrocution. Accidents involving electrical equipment or exposure to power lines can lead to electrocution.
  • Inhalation injuries. Workers can suffer from inhalation injuries if they are exposed to toxic gases or chemicals.
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI). A TBI can occur from a sudden blow or jolt to the head or penetrating injury to the head.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide can accumulate in enclosed spaces, such as drilling rigs or tanks, and lead to poisoning.

Our Texas oilfield accident lawyers make the process of collecting your money easier

As in most cases of personal injury, individuals injured in oil rig accidents can pursue the recovery of losses related to medical expenses, pain and suffering, and earning potential (including the loss of both past and future wages). A free consultation with a member of our legal team is an excellent way to obtain the most accurate information concerning your rights.

The Ferrell Law Group can help you navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation and to learn more about how we can help you.

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