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Have You Been Seriously Injured in an Oilfield Accident?

As the oil and gas industry continues to grow in Texas, it increases the number of accidents that involve employees and those simply visiting an oilfield. Oilfield accidents can cause a lifetime of serious injuries or death, and can prevent someone from every working again. Our personal injury lawyers in Fort Worth can help you and your family after your oilfield accident.

If you’re hurt or if someone you love is killed, call our Fort Worth oilfield accident lawyers for a FREE CONSULTATION. Because of the potential for lifelong and fatal injuries and the financial burden that can place on a family, it is imperative that you contact our Fort Worth oilfield accident lawyers as soon as possible after your accident.

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What Should You Do After an Oilfield Accident?

If you’re involved in an oilfield accident, you should take the following steps:

  • If You’re an Employee: Inform your supervisor of the accident right away. This does more than help you. It also helps protect the other workers.
  • If You’re a Visitor: Inform a supervising member of the oilfield know right away. This puts them on notice that there’s a hazard that could hurt others.
  • Get Medical Attention: Because oilfield accidents can cause serious or life-threatening injuries, don’t wait to get medical care. If necessary, call 911. Otherwise make sure that you see your primary care physician or an urgent care facility as soon as you can. If you’re an employee, consider filing a workers’ compensation claim to help with your medical expenses. Regardless of whether you’re an employee, keep receipts for any money you spend out of pocket for medical care. You may be eligible for reimbursement.
  • Call our Fort Worth Oilfield Accident Lawyers as Soon as You Can: This is important for several reasons. First, oilfield accidents have a time limit if you plan to make a legal claim for your injuries. Second, a lawyer who is experienced in oilfield accidents can help you get your medical expenses taken care of and even help you file a claim with insurance (or workers’ compensation). Third, a lawyer will handle the opposing party on your behalf. Finally, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries.

If you were hurt because of an oilfield accident, call Thompson Law‘s experienced oilfield accident lawyers in Fort Worth, Texas right away. The call and the consultation are free. You could be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To learn more, call us right now or submit a contact request and we will get in contact with you.

Who Is Responsible for Oilfield Accidents?

Although oilfields provide good paying jobs for people, they are inherently dangerous occupations. So, when an oilfield accident happens, who is responsible? Every oilfield accident is different. Responsibility and the associated potential legal liability depend on the circumstances of the accident. In general, liable parties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervisors and Employers: Supervisors and employers have a legal obligation to minimize the likelihood that a serious injury may occur. They are required to follow the law and best practices to keep the oil field as safe as possible.
  • Oilfield Equipment Manufacturers and Sellers: Sometimes, oilfield accidents happen because of defective equipment. When this happens, the oilfield equipment manufacturer and the seller of the equipment may hold some legal liability for the accident.
  • Oilfield Owners
  • Equipment Rental Companies
  • Drilling Operators
  • Truck Drivers for Oil Services Companies
  • Oil Pumpers
  • Machine Operators

If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in an oilfield accident, call our Fort Worth oilfield accident lawyers today for a FREE CASE REVIEW. We can answer your questions about the potentially liable parties in your accident, apprise you of your legal rights, and have a lawyer working on your case today.

Oilfield Accident Statistics in Texas and the U.S.

Working in the oil and gas industry can be extremely lucrative, but also extremely dangerous. Oilfield work is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States as it relates to serious or fatal injuries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tracked 466 oilfield fatalities in the U.S. over a 4 year period (2007-2011), with 199 of those fatalities occurring in Texas. Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana accounted for a combined seventy percent of fatal oilfield accidents.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated in 2013 that the fatality rate for workers in oil and gas is seven times that over the average American worker. Here are some oil and gas industry facts from a 2017 CDC report:

  • 69 fatalities across 10 U.S. states in 2017 in the oil and gas industry
    • 64% of fatalities occurred in Texas
    • 62% of fatal accidents were well servicing workers, with the remaining 38% working in drilling, freight, or other oil and gas functions
    • Most fatal accidents occurred in transportation vehicle accidents, contact injuries, and explosions (88% of fatal accidents)
    • Most workers were working alone at the time of death, and were unsupervised
    • Less experienced workers – particularly those with less than 1 year of experience – die at a higher rate

Given that the vast majority of oilfield accidents occur in Texas and two adjacent states, our Fort Worth oilfield accident lawyers unfortunately have a lot of experience with oilfield accident injuries and deaths. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an oilfield accident, call our Fort Worth oilfield accident lawyers today for a FREE CASE REVIEW.

How Is an Oilfield Accident Lawyer Different from a Personal Injury Lawyer?

An oilfield accident may qualify as a personal injury claim, a defective product and design claim, or a workers’ compensation claim depending on the circumstances. However, regardless of how the potential claim is eventually categorized, oilfield accidents are quite different from other forms of personal injury.

Our Fort Worth oilfield accident lawyers understand the complex legal relationships between the parties. Items such as master service agreements affect insurance and other liability issues. The Fort Worth oilfield accident lawyers at Thompson Law have the necessary experience and understanding of oil and gas law as well as personal injury law to help victims and their families get the compensation they deserve.

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We provide oilfield accident injury victims with dedicated and tenacious legal representation, ensuring that you get fair value for your claim. Our Fort Worth oilfield accident lawyers will build a strong case with supporting evidence so that you recover the money that you deserve.

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What Compensation is Available to Oilfield Accident Victims?

Depending on the severity of your accident, Texas law allows for a variety of different forms of compensation. Generally, damages available to injury victims in oilfield accidents is divided into two categories:  economic damages (i.e., monetary damages) and non-economic damages (non-monetary damages). Further, within non-economic damages is a subcategory called punitive damages, which are meant to punish the responsible party or parties if the behavior that led to your accident was particularly egregious.

Economic Damages in Oilfield Accident Cases

  • Medical bills you have incurred that are directly related to your oilfield accident injuries
    • Future medical bills, if you require ongoing therapy, surgeries, or long-term care
  • Lost wages during the period you were unable to work
    • Future lost wages, if you require more physical therapy or surgeries, or are unable to return to work due to a disability
  • Replacement services you had to come out-of-pocket for while you were recovering from your injuries, such as a maid or lawn mowing company

Non-Economic Damages in Oilfield Accident Cases

  • Pain and suffering for the physical pain you went through after your oilfield accident
  • Disfigurement if you are left with permanent scarring, lost limbs, or other significant and permanent changes to your body
  • Mental anguish for the psychological pain you have endured
  • Diminished quality of life if, for example, you have to live a less fruitful life going forward
  • Loss of enjoyment of life if you injuries will be life-altering and permanent, and prevent you from being able to participate in activities you used to enjoy
  • Temporary or permanent disability
  • Loss of consortium in wrongful death claims if you are no longer able to enjoy your life with a partner, parent, or child
  • Survival claims if your loved one experience protracted suffering or severe conscious pain in a fatal oilfield accident

If you or a loved one has suffered severe injuries in an oilfield accident, our Fort Worth oilfield accident lawyers can help. Call us today for a FREE CONSULTATION and let us help you get back on your feet, while also holding the negligent parties responsible for their actions. We will fight to get you every penny of compensation to which you are legally entitled.

Types of Oilfield Accident Injuries

Some common injuries our Fort Worth oilfield accident lawyers typically see include:

When you are hurt in the oilfield, you need experienced Fort Worth oilfield accident lawyers on your side. Call Thompson Law today for a FREE CASE REVIEW with one of our attorneys in Fort Worth, Texas.

Thompson Law's Oilfield Accident Results

Injuries in oilfield accidents tend to be severe, and recovering damages for them can be very complex. Thompson Law has a history of recovering large settlements for our clients in serious injury accidents, as you can see in our results.

In 2021 alone, we obtained 15 of the top 50 injury settlements in Texas, and one of the top 100 wrongful death settlements in the United States. Below is a sampling of some of our recent oilfield accident results for our clients and their families. The results below and on our results page are not the full settlement, but rather the actual dollars our Fort Worth oilfield accident lawyers were able to put directly into the pockets of our clients.

  • $2,090,070 – Oilfield accident, death
  • $2,027,422 – Oilfield accident, death
  • $1,772,674 – Oilfield accident, death
  • $1,580,493 – Oilfield accident, upper and lower extremities fractures, internal injuries
  • $1,151,367 – Oil well accident, death

When you are dealing with an oilfield accident, the stakes are high for you, your family, and your future. You need highly experienced and specialized Fort Worth oilfield accident lawyers on your side to ensure you obtain maximum compensation for the damages you have suffered. Call Thompson Law today for a FREE CONSULT, and let our Fort Worth oilfield accident lawyers show you what we can do for you and your family.

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If you or a loved one has been injured in an oilfield accident, do not wait to get legal assistance. The state of Texas has a time limit known as the statute of limitations (i.e., a deadline for filing a lawsuit) on oilfield accident injury claims. If do not meet the deadline to file a lawsuit in time, you will likely be unable to recover damages for your oilfield accident injuries.

You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and suffering. Call the Fort Worth oilfield accident lawyers you can trust who have recovered $1.8 billion for our clients. Contact the Fort Worth oilfield accident attorneys at Thompson Law today for a FREE, NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION. Call our Fort Worth oilfield accident lawyers today!

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