Have you been injured while working in the oilfield? Our law firm may be able to help you recover the compensation you and your family deserve.
Oil fields are dangerous places to work in due to the nature of the work. Accidents which happen in such an environment are likely to result in catastrophic injuries involving a number of parties at varying degrees of fault. Because of the complicated nature of these cases, you will need timely legal representation from a skilled and experienced oil field injury lawyer in order to have the best chance at a successful claim.
In Texas, like in many part of the country, oilfields dot the horizon and are springing up with increasing frequency. Every day, new wells are being discovered and tapped into, thanks to the growing demand for energy and for products derived from crude oil. Many individuals living in such areas are drawn to these worksites due to the promise of employment and good pay.
While huge strides have been made in the name of safety (most of which can be attributed directly to previous personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits), some employers still skirt the rules in order to increase profits at the expense of their workers’ safety. When this negligence leads to a serious personal injury or wrongful death on the worksite, the employer opens the company up to a potential personal injury lawsuit.
Workers’ compensation is usually straightforward in most states; if you get injured at work, your employer is responsible to pay your medical bills as well as compensate you for a percentage of days you’ve spent out of work recovering, regardless of fault. That being said, worker’s compensation is usually woefully limited when it comes to paying out the needed amount of money to take care of an injured worker’s bills.
One unique thing about Texas is that (unlike most other states) employers are not required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. If the company DOES have workers’ compensation, you may be barred from filing a personal injury lawsuit against said employer in most situations. If the employer does not subscribe to workers’ comp, all work accidents are treated the same as any other personal injury.
Your worker classification also plays a very important role in determining your legal options. Depending on whether you’re an employee or an independent contractor, your rights will vary greatly. Due to the complex nature of work injuries, you would be well-served to call a personal injury lawyer for a free consultation. An attorney can investigate the facts of your case and explain exactly what options are available to you and your family – and for no charge!
Common oilfield injuries.
Here are some of the most-common ways one can get injured in an oilfield:
- Uncontrolled fires can lead to burns on a person’s body.
- Falling objects and/or fall injures can cause concussions & broken bones.
- Items left on various parts of the site could lead to tripping and falling.
- Defective machinery could injure a worker during operation.
- Hot or caustic liquid spills could lead to chemical burns and/or scalds.
- Inhaling dangerous fumes could lead to tracheal and lung injuries.
- Lack of proper safety mechanisms can lead to staff making fatal mistakes.
Speak to an attorney for free.
Gas & oil drilling companies usually have a team of lawyers ready to negate and minimize any and all injury claims. Because of this, you need to strongly consider hiring an experienced Dallas work injury attorney to advocate for your rights and make sure that you get the justice and compensation you need and deserve. Luckily, Rasansky Law Firm takes these type of cases “on contingency.” This means that you hire us with a signature and NEVER pay a cent unless we are able to successfully win your claim. If we’re able to recover compensation for you, our firm only takes a percentage of the winnings.
Our Texas law firm has been in the personal injury arena for over 20 years. During this time, we’ve helped thousands of people get the help that they need when it comes to recovering money after an injury. These kinds of cases require quick action, and investigations need to be done as soon as possible in order to preserve any evidence that may help your case along.
Because of this, we’d like to ask you to contact Rasansky Law Firm today at 1-877-405-4313 for your free consultation. Allow our Dallas-Fort Worth attorneys to see how best to help you following such an unfortunate event. Alternatively, you can email us the facts of your situation directly from this page. We look forward to hearing from you.
Speak With a Dallas Employee Injury Attorney For Free
The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.