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Have you or a loved one been injured in an oilfield accident in Dallas, TX? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, a Dallas oilfield accident lawyer can guide you through the legal process and help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

How Can a Dallas Oilfield Accident Attorney Help?

If you were injured in an oilfield accident, you may need to engage in one of the following to secure compensation:

  • A lawsuit
  • A workers’ compensation claim (our lawyers do not represent these claims)
  • A standard insurance claim

At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, an oilfield accident lawyer can act as your legal guide and representative. 

Your oilfield accident lawyer can provide you these services:

  • Court representation
  • Act as your liaison between involved parties
  • File a lawsuit or claim on your behalf
  • Fight for fair compensation
  • Answer any legal questions you may have
  • Compile evidence

Why Choose an Oilfield Accident Lawyer From Loncar Lyon Jenkins?

Our oilfield accident attorneys serve several thousand clients a year throughout Texas. We care about our local communities and are committed to providing them legal support.

If we take on your case, we’ll exhaust every option in pursuit of fair compensation. We’re not afraid of taking an oilfield accident case to court.

Types and Causes Of Oilfield Accidents

  • Leaks, fires, and explosions. There are many sources of gas and other flammable chemicals in an oilfield.
  • Getting caught or trapped by equipment. With so many kinds of equipment and machinery around, it is all too easy to become stuck or trapped in, beneath, or between them.
  • Electrocutions. Some of the chemicals in oilfields conduct electricity, which can increase the risk of electrocutions or electric shocks. In other cases, equipment may touch power lines and cause electric shocks or electrocutions.

The list of potential oilfield hazards may be long, but it does not mean you should accept accidents and injuries as inevitable.

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If you want an attorney that treats you like family, answers all your questions with ease and will fight for you, just ask for Justin Edwards! It was such a relief knowing he was on my side. He followed through with everything he promised and that is a rare attribute to find in a person these days. Just go ahead and give them a call!
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My attorney David was realistic, thoughtful and genuine as well. Overall I was grateful for their help navigating a stressful experience. I would absolutely recommend this law office if you have any personal injury concerns. I was taken care of and spoken to with respect each step of the way. I’m so grateful for everyone that helped me
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If you want an attorney that treats you like family, answers all your questions with ease and will fight for you, just ask for Justin Edwards! It was such a relief knowing he was on my side. He followed through with everything he promised and that is a rare attribute to find in a person these days. Just go ahead and give them a call!
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OSHA Safety Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) entitles you to proper workplace protections and requires your employer to maintain a clean, safe working environment. 

These protections include but are not limited to:

  • Properly maintained vehicles and equipment. All machines must be kept in good repair, and potential dangers (e.g., open blades) must be guarded if workers are expected to work near them.
  • Personal protective equipment. This includes measures to protect against falls, either from heights or into holes; helmets; respirators; and others, as dictated by your specific line of work.

If you believe your accident was the result of negligence or misconduct by your employer or another employee, you may be entitled to compensation.

Who Can Be Held Liable in an Oilfield Accident?

As previously noted, oilfield accidents can be caused by several different factors. This means that many potential parties can be responsible in an oilfield accident. They may include:

  • Contractors or subcontractors on the site
  • Negligent motorists
  • Oilfield parts manufacturer
  • The owner of the oilfield property
  • Your employer

What is the Statute Of Limitations in Texas?

A statute of limitations is the period when an accident victim is allowed to file for damages. In Texas, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the accident, per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. After this date, you are no longer allowed to file a lawsuit. This can leave you without leverage when negotiating for a fair settlement. That is why it is so important to get started on your claim as soon as you can.

What Damages Can I Pursue After An Oilfield Accident?

There are two primary types of damages that you can ask for: economic and non-economic. Each is regulated by its own set of laws.

Economic damages refer to monetary losses caused by the accident. These may include (but are not limited to):

  • Lost wages and earning capacity: if your injury has forced you to miss work and/or impacted your ability to work long-term
  • Medical expenses: if your injury required a hospital stay, medication, and/or other treatments
  • Funeral expenses: any costs related to the burial of the person who passed away because of the accident
  • Miscellaneous expenses: any related costs, such as parking at your doctor’s office, childcare costs, the expenses related to modifying a home or vehicle for a disability

There are two primary types of damages that you can ask for: economic and non-economic. Each is regulated by its own set of laws.

Economic damages refer to monetary losses caused by the accident. These may include (but are not limited to):

  • Pain and suffering: if your injury has caused you physical and/or emotional pain
  • Loss of companionship: a loved one passed away as a result of the accident, depriving their spouse, children, and other family members of their presence
  • Disfigurement or physical impairment: the accident resulted in permanent physical disability

Non-economic damages are often harder to calculate than economic damages.

Types Of Oilfield Accident Injuries

Explosions and difficult-to-control fires are common during oilfield accidents. These incidents can lead to severe injuries or death:

  • Burns
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Paralysis
  • Blindness
  • Internal organ damage
  • Bac injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Vision loss or hearing loss
  • Electrocution

This is not an exhaustive list of possible oilfield accident injuries. Other injuries may occur. That said, if your injuries have dramatically reduced your quality of life, you should seek compensation. A settlement can help you pay for medical bills and support your family.

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The aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming and stressful. You do not have to go through this challenging time alone. Call in the Strong Arm; let the team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins handle your case and increase your chances of success. Our Dallas oilfield accident attorneys will fight for your rights. We handle cases on a contingency-fee-basis, which means you owe us nothing upfront and pay no attorney’s fees unless and until you recover compensation. If you do not recover compensation, you do not pay us for our time.