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Oil Accidents

Corpus Christi Oil Accident Attorneys

Representing Injured Oilfield Workers in Nueces County & the Surrounding Areas

Oil drilling is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. Although it only employs a small amount of the total workforce—less than one percent—over ten percent of total workplace fatalities from fire and explosions occur in the oil drilling industry.

If you were injured in an oilfield or oil drilling accident, our Corpus Christi oil accident attorneys can help you get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Bandas Law Firm, P.C. has experience helping individuals like you get the support they need after suffering workplace injuries.

Our personal injury practice includes all types of oilfield accident claims. Our attorneys represent seriously injured victims and the families of those wrongfully killed against all manner of oilfield companies, including operators and specialty service companies.

Some examples of the types of oil accident claims we handle include:

  • Refinery fires and explosions
  • Drilling rig failures and collapses
  • Valve failures
  • Equipment failures
  • Electrocutions
  • Violations of safety policies and procedures
  • Pipeline explosions

Contact us today at (361) 238-2789 for a free, confidential case evaluation.

Oil Drilling Accidents

Working in the oil and gas industry can be extremely dangerous; there are many types of injuries that can occur while working onsite at a drilling location.

Some of these injuries include:

  • Injuries caused by exposure to chemicals
  • Burn injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Accidental amputation
  • Loss of sight or hearing
  • Crush injuries
  • Fall injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Wrongful death

Physical injuries that can take place at a drilling site include head injuries, broken bones, and serious back injuries and back pain. Many workers slip and fall on wet surfaces and, depending on their health and age, these injuries may require hospitalization. Whether your slip and fall was your fault or someone else’s, you will be covered by workers’ compensation.

Even more dangerous than physical injuries are chemical injuries that can occur by coming into contact with or inhaling dangerous petrochemicals. These can lead to serious respiratory problems, skin conditions, and even cancer. Always make sure you consult a doctor after coming into contact with dangerous chemicals.

Burn injuries are an especially prominent type of injury in oil and gas because of the possibility of gas and fire explosions. These injuries can be minor, but they can also be very serious, causing extreme pain and requiring tens of thousands of dollars in medical costs. If you are injured in this way at work, it is very important that you consult oil drilling accident attorneys so you can get the financial support you are entitled to receive.

Causes of Oilfield Accidents

Despite the fact that oil companies have stringent regulations in place to protect the safety of their employees, oil workers continue to suffer serious and sometimes fatal injuries on the job site. There are a number of possible causes of oilfield accidents, including heavy equipment failure, lack of proper training, failure to use proper safeguards, errors in the drilling process, oil worker fatigue, and unsafe working conditions. Unfortunately, some oilfield accidents are the result of oil companies taking shortcuts to save time or money, often compromising the safe work environment of oilfield employees.

Liability & Personal Injury Suits

In most cases, you will not be able to sue your employer after a workplace injury. This is because workers’ compensation insurance not only protects you in the case of an injury but also offers protection from liability for your employer. However, there are some cases of co-worker or employer negligence where you will be able to file a personal injury suit. It’s important to consult with an experienced oil accident attorney, such as the ones at Bandas Law Firm, P.C., in order to determine what your legal options are.

In addition to personal injury suits, you may be able to file a product liability suit. If your injury was caused by a machinery malfunction or poorly designed machinery, you may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer. Manufacturers are held to high standards regarding machine design, and if a machine’s design does not do enough to prevent accidents or if its safety features are easily removed or incapacitated, our attorneys may be able to get you compensation.

Dedicated, Local Oil Accident Lawyers

Texas is home to many oilfields and refineries and, for that reason, oilfield accidents are not uncommon in Texas. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury resulting from an oilfield accident, or if you lost a loved one in an oilfield accident, contact Bandas Law Firm, P.C. for help. Our lawyers are experienced in protecting the legal rights of oil workers when faced with life-altering injuries sustained at the workplace and can also help the loved ones of fatal oilfield accident victims pursue the financial compensation they deserve for their wrongful death claim.

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