Oil rig explosions, pipeline explosions, valve failures, equipment failures, gas leaks, chemical leaks, equipment collapsing, falling pipes, and crane injuries are just a few of the types of oil field accidents that can cause catastrophic injuries.
Texas Oil Rig Accident Attorneys
Gulf Coast oil field injuries and drilling rig accidents can be debilitating and workers’ compensation is almost never a sufficient remedy to get the injured person or their family back on their feet when recovering from a serious injury. Oil rig explosions, pipeline explosions, valve failures, equipment failures, gas leaks, chemical leaks, equipment collapsing, falling pipes, and crane injuries are just a few of the types of oil field accidents that can cause catastrophic injuries. These types of injures are all too common in oil and gas fields in the Gulf Coast such as Eagle Ford Shale and Haynesville Shale.
Texas Oil Field Injury Lawyers
Kirkendall Dwyer LLP handles Texas oil field accident injury claims and drilling rig injury claims as well as oil field worker injuries in other states throughout the Gulf Coast. Unfortunately, Texas oil field accidents can result in catastrophic injuries due the dangerous nature of oil field work. Texas oil field and oil rig injuries that we handle include, but are not limited to:
- Burn injuries
- Head or brain injuries (also referred to as Traumatic Brain Injuries)
- Bone fractures, or amputations
- Loss of sight or loss of hearing
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injures
- Back injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Lifting injuries
- Fall injuries
- Crushing injuries
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- Wrongful death
Causes Of Drilling Rig Injuries And Oil Field Accidents
Oil field injuries can be serious or even catastrophic injuries and may be caused by one reckless act, several reckless acts or faulty equipment. Oil field injuries generally occur as a result of:
- Defective products or defective machinery
- Negligent operation of the rig or other oil field equipment
- Insufficient or inadequate rig or equipment maintenance
- Inadequate safety policies or failure to adhere to safety policies
- Inadequately trained crew
- Inadequate number of crew members
- Contractor error
- Alcohol or drug abuse.
Kirkendall Dwyer LLP has years of experience working with injured oil field workers and their families to get them through the challenging times following a work place injury. We understand the financial difficulties that you and your family face with the loss of income. We have the resources and experience to help you weather the storm and ensure you obtain the medical care you need to receive the best recovery possible.
If you or a loved one has died or been seriously injured from an oil field accident or drilling rig accident, call a Texas personal injury attorney at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP. Our attorneys are experienced in taking on and winning against major oil and gas companies. We don’t get paid unless you get paid, so call us today and take the first step to preserving your rights and obtaining justice.