Texas is home to some of the world’s richest oil deposits, powering our economy to great heights. However, mining fossil fuel is still a dangerous operation. Even with modern technology, tragic deaths and injuries continue to occur on the job site. There could be any number of causes of your oilfield accident, and a Houston oilfield accident lawyer with Loncar Lyon Jenkins is offering to review your case.
Field workers in the oil industry risk their lives to do their jobs and perform their jobs well. But unfortunately, errors still do occur. Our Houston personal injury lawyers will help you recover financial compensation that lets you get the medical care you need and start putting your life back together.
Financial Compensation for Oilfield Accident Victims
Compensation for injuries suffered in an oilfield accident can include:
- All your medical costs relating to your injury (doctors, therapists, prescriptions, etc.)
- Lost or diminished ability to earn an income and loss of future earning capacity)
- Wrongful death related damages when applicable
- Transportation costs relating to the oilfield accident
- Lost or damaged personal property
- Physical pain and suffering and mental anguish and emotional trauma
- And more
Our injury lawyers are fully prepared to fight for your rights and ensure you do not end up paying dearly for someone else’s mistake. If you have a reduced ability to earn your living, we may be able to help you receive compensation for your losses.
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Types of Oilfield Accidents
Texas oil fields rely on a variety of massive equipment and vehicles. One of the most common sources of injury in the United States for oil rig workers was vehicle collisions, per the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Texas oil field injuries also occur due to:
- Chemical spills
- Drilling equipment malfunctions
- Heavy equipment operator error
- Slip and fall
Common Oilfield Injuries to Workers
There are several common injuries that oilfield workers suffer. Some of these common types of injuries are:
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord and back injuries
- Hearing loss
- Burn injuries
- Eye injuries
- Broken bones
- Lung damage
- Fatal injuries
No matter your injuries, remember to adhere to your doctor’s advice about treatment. Deviating from your doctor’s advice can undermine your ability to receive compensation for the injuries you suffered.
Whatever the cause of your work-related injury or the type of injury you suffered may be, a Houston oilfield accident lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins is prepared to take your case and pursue multiple types of compensation for you.
Proving Liability in Texas Oilfield Accidents
The law is written to protect workers in oil fields. Employers and property owners owe certain standards of care to employees and visitors on their premises. If you were working and got injured, there could be any number of responsible parties for your injuries. If it is not your fault, you may be eligible to collect financial damages. The party who may be held liable for your injuries may include:
- Real estate owner
- Equipment manufacturer
Our law firm will be able to help you determine who may be the correct party to pursue. If a party listed above knew or should have known about a dangerous condition in your workplace, courts could find in your favor.
Texas is a contributory negligence state, meaning that a person may be liable for anywhere between 0 – 50% of their injuries. However, if a party is 51% or more liable, they cannot collect any damages. We can help you defend against any contributory negligence you may have had.
Insurance companies sometimes inflate these figures to limit the amount their company must pay. Whether or not you had contributory negligence, we can help you pursue the compensation that you are entitled to.
Evidence We Compile to Support Your Personal Injury Claim
It takes time and attention to detail to build a solid evidence file. Since most cases like yours are settled out of court based on the weight of the evidence, we work hard to build the strongest evidence collection for you. It will include:
- Documents that support your monetary losses (Proof of income and medical bills)
- Medical records detailing your injuries and their extent and severity
- Manufacturing, repair, and maintenance records for any defective equipment involved in your accident
- Testimonials and accident reconstruction reports from experts on oilfield and industrial accidents
- Statements from coworkers and other witnesses about protective equipment and safety equipment
Leave the hard work of building your case file to us. Our oil field accident lawyer will take care of it for you rather than tax you or your family with this time-consuming task.
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Understanding the Value an Oilfield Accident Lawyer Can Provide
The biggest value we provide is in our sound judgment in preparing and implementing your case strategy and plan. We draw on years of experience in Texas courts and are familiar with case law.
Call in the Strong Arm and we will get to work immediately pursuing your legal interests. We waste no time in completing such urgent items as:
- Confirming your official reports
- Ensuring you are receiving the best of medical care
- Documenting the extent of your injuries
- Memorializing every detail of your experience in writing
- Calling any and all witnesses to your case
- Coordinating expert testimony
One reason for hiring a lawyer is that we can take swift action in pursuing your interests while you focus on the recovering from your injuries. We will pursue all liable parties in a timely manner and work hard to meet all notification and filing deadlines.
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003(a) states that people may only have two years in which to initiate a lawsuit in court. This means that you need to start the process prior to exhaustion of this period.
There will also be company logs, record books, and surveillance videos to analyze, but none of this would last for two years, and could be deleted without violating a law, since many records are required to only be kept for one year or six months.
Our personal injury lawyer will quickly summon expertise in dealing with accident reconstruction, legal research, and getting ready to prove who is at fault for the injuries you suffered.
Contact the Office of an Oilfield Accident Attorney to Learn More Today
If you suffered an injury while working on the oilfields, an attorney from Loncar Lyon Jenkins could help you navigate the legal process. We will work hard to reach a settlement agreement with the negligent party and their insurance provider. If one cannot be reached, we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit seeking fair compensation for your losses.
Many people think that a Houston oilfield accident lawyer is expensive. You will not have to pay our law firm upfront legal fees because we handle these types of injury cases on a contingent fee basis. This contingency fee arrangement means that we get our payment from the settlement proceeds or award at the end of the matter instead of out of your pocket at the beginning.