Corpus Christi Oilfield Safety Violation Lawyers
Serving Nueces County & the Surrounding Areas
As the oil and gas industries flourish, the unfortunate fact is that the
rate of fatal occupational injuries is also on the rise, particularly
when inexperienced workers are not adequately trained in safety and precautionary
measures. Devoting time and effort to protecting the safety of their employees
should be a number one concern for oil companies. Unfortunately, serious
accidents, injuries, and fatalities continue to afflict the oil industry,
due in large part to recklessness, carelessness, and negligence on the
part of oil companies.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury resulting from an oil
company’s failure to adhere to safety policies, contact an experienced
Corpus Christi oil accident attorney today, as you may be entitled to
Call Bandas Law Firm, P.C. at (361) 238-2789 or
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Consequences of Oil Field Safety Violations
Federal safety regulations are put in place to protect the safety of oil
workers, who put themselves at risk of serious injury and death every
day just by working in the oil industry. These procedures are regulated
by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a federal
agency which puts forth specific safety standards for companies that engage
in oil field drilling.
Too often, in the aftermath of a catastrophic oil field or oil rig accident,
it is discovered that violations of simple safety procedures are what
led to the unnecessary injury and death of oil workers. Even more regrettable,
these safety regulations are sometimes sidestepped simply for the sake
of turning a profit.
Injuries Caused by Violations of Safety Procedures
One of the most devastating environmental disasters in U.S. history was
the BP oil spill that occurred in April 2010, resulting in the death of
11 workers and 206 million gallons of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico.
The final report submitted on the oil spill determined that the disaster
was the result of a significant disregard for safety procedures on the
part of BP, which compromised safety to the point of catastrophe. Intentional
or not, when oil companies fail to acknowledge critical safety policies,
they put the lives of their employees at unnecessary risk.
Some of the most common injuries resulting from oil field accidents caused
by violations of safety policies include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Fractures and broken bones
- Crush injuries
- Spinal cord injury
Contact Our Oil Safety Violation Attorneys for Help
Oil workers expose themselves to a hazardous environment on a daily basis
just by going to work. There is no reason why these individuals should
be put at an increased risk of injury and death simply because an oil
company failed to adhere to the safety policies and procedures clearly
established and regulated by the federal government.
If you have been involved in an oilfield accident caused by violations
of safety procedures, contact the Corpus Christi oilfield accident attorneys
at Bandas Law Firm, P.C. today. With the help of a knowledgeable personal
injury lawyer, you can protect your legal rights and pursue financial
compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
Get in touch with us at (361) 238-2789 to get started with your free consultation.