Oilfield Injury Lawyer Serving Arkansas and Texas
Oilfield workers are pushed to their limits through hundred plus hour shifts and can be physically and mentally exhausted from long hours. And that can mean an increased risk of injury in working conditions way more dangerous than the average American. Many oilfield accidents go unreported, despite pressure from OSHA. Companies operating oil and gas rigs often fudge records or fail to keep them at all.
If you or a loved one was injured or killed while working on oilfield equipment, an oil or gas drilling rig, or during the course of their job, you may have a oilfield injury claim. Oilfield injury cases can be filed when you or a loved one was killed, injured or severely harmed by oilfield or drilling rig accidents. There are many instances when employers on oil and gas drill sites ignored that a person was injured on the site because it was inconvenient or too costly to stop and address the issue. When it comes to oilfield injuries, it essentially boils down to that fact that oilfield companies cared more about profits than the lives and safety of their workers.
An oil field injury attorney may be able to help you make your claim against the drilling company who allegedly caused the harm through unsafe drilling rig or oil or gas field conditions. If an oil or gas rig accident resulted in an injury or death, a lawyer may be able to help with your oil field injury case to help you hold those accountable who caused the harm.
Oilfield Workers - A Dangerous Job
Oilfield accidents and drilling rig accidents can happen any number of ways, from explosions and fires to a simple slip on equipment that leads to severe injuries and even brain trauma. Working in the oil drilling industry isn’t for the faint of heart—but that doesn’t mean that workers should be treated as dispensable on the way towards big profits.
Drilling rig and oil field injuries can vary widely and can often occur in a number of different ways. Oilfield accidents often occur through the following accidents:
- Oilfield Explosions
- Oilfield Fires
- Equipment Malfunctions
- Inadequate training
- Inadequate safety precautions
If you or a loved one was injured in an oilfield or at an oil or gas drilling rig, contacting an experienced personal injury attorney is often the first step towards building a claim.
Our Oilfield Personal Injury Law Firm
Emerson Scott, LLP has extensive experience defending worker rights and helping to ensure workplace safety. We believe in the protections of the law and hold companies accountable when they’ve harmed their workers or taken part in unsafe conduct resulting in death.
We know our role as personal injury lawyers is to ensure that the voice of injured workers and their families are heard. Our mission is to fight to uphold protections that keep oilfield workers and oil and gas drilling rig workers safe at work. Our personal injury legal team knows the ins and outs of what it takes from experience. We’re also recognized as leaders in the legal industry from various legal communities.
Personal Injury Lawyers Fighting for Oilfield Worker Rights
What Can Oilfield Workers and Their Families Demand in Injury Lawsuits?
If you’re thinking about pursuing legal action, it’s important to understand how a claim might be able to help you and your family recover from an oilfield accident. Most successful oilfield claims and oilfield injury settlements include some of the following compensations:
- Medical expenses, both caused by the injury and future expenses for conditions caused by the injury
- Lost wages, even if you could go back to work after recovery
- Loss of earning potential
- Loss of consortium (the happiness, love, and support by your spouse) to spouses due to life-changing injuries or death
- Pain and suffering
- Other damages, such as parental support, life’s enjoyment and more
Oilfield companies often work to discourage personal injury claims after an oilfield accident and make it difficult to build a case. Working with an experienced oilfield accident attorney may be able to help you build your case more easily with someone who knows the ins and outs of proving your claim.
Our personal injury law firm offers free initial consultations at no charge to learn about your case and to see if we can help you pursue your rightful and just damages. If you believe that you or a loved one is a victim of an oilfield accident, contact Emerson Scott, LLP today to speak with one of our experienced injury attorneys.