Oil Field and Offshore Injuries in Texas

Katy Personal Injury Lawyer Helps Employees Obtain Compensation

It should come as no surprise that, in the United States, one of the most dangerous fields to work in is the oil industry. Workers are surrounded by heavy machinery and are often exposed to the elements on a daily basis. In light of high-profile cases being covered by the media, employers are doing their best to ensure that workers are safe and well trained in safety precautions for operating oil machinery. Unfortunately, even when employees and employers take the utmost care to comply with all standards and regulations, accidents still happen. Whether or not you believe that your employer provided a safe work environment, you should consult an attorney after sustaining serious injuries at work.

The oil industry employs thousands of workers in Texas. It is estimated that between 2002 and 2007, almost 20,000 workers were injured on the job. During the same time period, nearly 600 people were killed working in an oil field or as a result of an offshore accident. The risks for each type of job in the oil industry are very high, and if you or a loved one has suffered from an accident, you need to contact an attorney right away.

Oil Field Accidents

Companies throughout Texas have tried to meet the demand for oil by supplying resources that are not obtained from a foreign source. With this increase in demand for oil comes the demand for more workers. More workers generally means a boost in the local economy, but poorly trained or badly maintained equipment could spell disaster. Common accidents can include explosions, equipment failures and falls. Injuries can range from burns to complete dismemberment. The worst oil field accidents may result in death. It is absolutely vital that you retain legal counsel after an oil field accident to ensure that you receive compensation.

Offshore Job Sites

There are thousands of rigs in the Gulf of Mexico that are actively manned and producing resources. There are multiple hazards that workers may face in these offshore refineries. Soaring heights, ocean conditions, weather, and slippery work surfaces can all spell disaster to even the most diligent and safety-conscious workers. Machinery, chemical compounds and combustibles can also trigger explosions on these offshore rigs. Our team can help you fight for compensation in any case, from simple slip and fall accidents to major offshore explosions.


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What to Do After an Accident

After an accident, most companies will begin gathering information and trying to settle outside of a courtroom. You should never speak to an insurance representative without first speaking with an attorney. Adams Law Firm will thoroughly investigate your case and bring the wrongful party to justice. You deserve compensation and you deserve to speak with a doctor of your choosing, not one that your company will assign to you. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an oil field or offshore accident, contact Adams Law Firm right away at (800) 559-0593 to schedule a case evaluation as soon as possible.

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