When An Oil And Gas Company Won’t Protect You, We Will
Energy production is one of the biggest industries in Texas and is also one of the most dangerous for workers. Oil field accidents frequently happen throughout the region and often result in painful injuries or fatalities. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries if you have suffered in an oil field accident.
While every accident is different, there is one common theme in every case: oil and gas companies often deny liability and don’t report the accident. Their first priority is to protect themselves. When these companies fail to protect you, you need an experienced McAllen oil field accident attorney to represent your interests tenaciously. It is vital to your case that you contact a lawyer at The Law Office of Lino H. Ochoa as soon as possible after your accident.
Oil Field Accidents Have Severe Consequences
The oil and gas business takes a lot of work to run smoothly. From drilling and refining to regulation and shipping, countless employees are involved throughout the process. Unfortunately, working in an oil field is a dangerous and demanding job. When working in such hazardous conditions, it is easy for accidents to occur that can cause severe injuries and fatalities.
Oil field injuries happen in a variety of ways, including:
- Slip and falls
- Falling equipment
- Equipment malfunctions
- Ignoring industry regulations
- Negligence of shutdown procedures
- Poor or inadequate training
Of course, some accidents are no one’s fault, but many are due to negligence or recklessness of the employer. For example, failure to follow equipment maintenance schedules can lead to dangerous equipment malfunctions. The risk of fire and explosions are also very high due to the explosive nature of oil and natural gas. Poor safety standards and oversight can lead to deadly explosions that can cause dozens of injuries or fatalities.
In an oil field accident case, there can be several liable parties due to the many people who ensure the oil field operates. This may include the oil field owner, oil companies, drilling operators, equipment manufacturers and machine operators. We will investigate your accident and gather all the necessary information and evidence to identify potential defendants to help you get the compensation you deserve.
The First Step To Moving On From Your Accident
Oil field accidents can cause devastating injuries that could permanently take you out of work. These injuries can be life-changing both physically and financially. Don’t wait to contact an experienced oil field accident lawyer. We can help you pursue every opportunity available to seek the compensation you need to start moving forward. Contact Lino's Law at 956-468-3609 or online to schedule a free consultation.