Working in an oilfield can be a dangerous job, but certain safety regulations should be in place to avoid accidents. If another party’s carelessness resulted in your injuries after an oilfield accident in Fort Worth, you might be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and other damages. One of our lawyers can fight for your rights after such a traumatic incident.
If you decide to hire us, know that we take clients on a contingency-fee basis. In other words, don’t worry about paying us anything up front or out of your pocket for our representation. Instead, save your money. Should you be awarded compensation, we will deduct our payment from it. If you don’t get reimbursed, neither do we.
Learn how Our Fort Worth Lawyers Can Help You with Your Oilfield Accident Case
The consequences of an oilfield accident can limit your capabilities in many areas of your life. Don’t think you are out of options if you feel that you won’t be able to pursue compensation for this reason—a lawyer with our firm can take charge of your case while you concentrate on your recovery.
Some of our services include:
- Advising you regarding the most suitable decisions for your case
- Collecting evidence
- Identifying liable parties
- Assessing and quantifying your losses
- Relaying messages between you and the other involved parties
- Negotiating a settlement for you
- Abiding by state deadlines
- Representing you in court, if need be
- Updating you on the status of your case
No two cases are the same. You can trust that our team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins will customize your case so you can get the compensation you need to get better.
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The Forms of Compensation You Can Receive After an Oilfield Accident
Damages usually come in two forms in personal injury cases: economic and non-economic. Economic damages are financial and come with a fixed price. In contrast, non-economic damages are intangible, so it might be difficult to put an exact price on them. Below is a list of the many losses you can recoup after an oilfield accident.
You probably needed emergency medical attention that necessitated an ambulance ride and a hospital stay when you got hurt. Your doctor might have ordered you to get ongoing treatment, lab tests, medication, and medical equipment to help you cope and heal your injuries. Insurance might not cover all these expenses, but you can recover some or all of your medical bills when you bring your case.
Past and Future Lost Wages
Your injuries and doctor’s appointments might keep you from working full time – or even at all. You could be missing out on vacation time, bonuses, tips, or other business opportunities. You can claim lost income to make up for the wages you lost (and will lose) due to your injuries.
Pain and Suffering
Your accident could have caused you to suffer anxiety, depression, insomnia, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In addition to your physical pain, this mental anguish might keep you from participating in the activities you enjoyed. Suing for your pain and suffering could help mediate this new lifestyle change.
Wrongful Death Damages
Oilfield accidents could have led to your loved one’s death, and you might not have the means to properly lay them to rest. When you file your case, you can request reimbursement for:
- Your loved one’s funeral and burial services
- Your family member’s pain and suffering
- Your loved one’s medical bills
- Your loss of companionship
This list is not exhaustive, and there is no set amount you can sue for because every case is different. Consulting your lawyer can help you better understand how much you can win for all your damages.
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How Long You Have to Recover Your Damages
The insurance company has its own policy for how long you have to submit a claim. However, if you choose to file a lawsuit, you have to abide by state-mandated time limits. For both personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, you have two years to file under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003.
Even though there are exceptions to the deadlines, they are rare. Make sure you start the legal process quickly to avoid missing the filing deadline. Otherwise, the court will most likely bar you from seeking compensation from the other party, as the American Bar Association (ABA) reports.
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Holding the Negligent Party Responsible
It might be difficult determining who was responsible for the oilfield accident, but some possibilities are:
- Your employer
- A parts manufacturer
- A government agency
- A third party
It could be more than one party who is liable for the accident, but to prove this, you must demonstrate that they:
- Owed you a duty of care
- Failed to uphold this duty, which caused the accident
- Caused the injuries and other damages you are suffering because of their carelessness
You are not eligible for compensation if you cannot prove all of these elements. It is also important to note that Texas does not require businesses to have workers’ compensation insurance. If that is the case for your employer, you can proceed to file a lawsuit against them.
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Call in the Strong Arm at Loncar Lyon Jenkins for Legal Assistance
Oilfield accidents can result in devastating injuries, such as burns, lacerations, brain injuries, and electrocutions, among mental health repercussions. It is not right for you to pay for the costs of these consequential injuries and damages – let alone endure them every day.
Leave it to our oilfield accident lawyers in Fort Worth to pursue the compensation you need to recover. Although this money won’t fix everything, it can help you adjust to your new routine. Contact Loncar Lyon Jenkins today at (800) 777-777 to receive a free case review.