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Oilfield Accident Lawyer

When an injured oilfield worker pursues compensation from their employer for an accident that happened on the job, they are usually limited to workers’ compensation benefits. However, Texas is the only state that allows employers to opt out of workers’ compensation insurance. In the event that you were injured on the job and your employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance, you can still pursue compensation that will cover the cost of your damages. 

During this stressful time, it’s important to speak with an experienced oilfield accident lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins as soon as possible. Our oilfield accident lawyers have successfully handled countless oilfield accident claims over the years and know how to build a strong case that will help you recover the compensation you’re owed for an accident that was not your fault.

What is Gross Negligence?

In the workplace, gross negligence occurs when an employer does something that they know is risky, but they do it anyway, without any regard for an employee’s safety. If a loved one died in an oilfield accident and you believe it was due to the employer’s gross negligence, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against your deceased loved one’s employer.

What if My Employer Has Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

If you were hurt on the job, regardless of whether you acted negligently or the accident occurred due to negligent work conditions, you will file a workers’ compensation claim and can receive compensation that will cover medical expenses and a portion of lost wages, if you are unable to work due to your injuries.

What if My Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

If your employer opts out of workers’ compensation insurance, you can file a lawsuit against your employer to recover compensation for your accident-related losses.

Can I File a Lawsuit Against My Employer if They Have Workers’ Comp Insurance?

Generally speaking, if your employer has workers’ compensation insurance, you cannot file a lawsuit against them. However, if you were severely injured due to the negligence of a third party, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against that third party. For example, if you were injured due to a defective piece of machinery, you could file a lawsuit against the manufacturer.

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Do I Need to Hire An Oilfield Accident Attorney?

When you’re injured on the job, the compensation you’re entitled to is usually limited to workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for some employees to get the compensation they’re owed. Like other insurance companies, the insurer that is providing the workers’ compensation coverage will want to pay out as little as possible or may even deny your claim. They may claim that you were not injured on the job and instead, sustained injuries outside of the workplace. When you have an experienced and dedicated oilfield accident lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins in your corner, you are leveling the playing field. An oilfield accident attorney on our legal team will take the insurance company head-on and fight for the compensation you’re owed.

Investigating the Accident

Your attorney will investigate the accident to determine who was at fault and can identify any third parties that may also be held financially responsible for your injuries. If a third party is at fault, your attorney can help you file a lawsuit against them and seek damages, which can exceed the compensation you’ll receive from the workers’ compensation benefits.

Your attorney can also help during this challenging time by:

  • Gathering evidence
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Consulting with experts
  • Filing paperwork
  • Handling all interactions with the insurance company or defense attorney
  • Filing a lawsuit if your accident was caused by the negligence of a third party, or you lost a loved one due to gross negligence 

What Third Parties Can Be Held Liable for Damages?

Third parties that can be held liable for damages can include:

  • Property owners
  • Equipment and machinery manufacturers
  • Contractors
  • Trucking companies
  • Rig owners
  • Rig manufacturers

Types of Oilfield Accident Injuries

The injuries an oilfield worker can suffer on the job can range from mild soft tissue damage and concussions to life-changing injuries such as traumatic brain injuries and chemical burns. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our oilfield accident lawyers have handled many cases that have involved the following types of injuries:

  • Lesiones cerebrales traumáticas
  • Lesiones cervicales
  • Daño nervioso
  • Chemical burns
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Lung damage
  • Lesiones por aplastamiento
  • Torn muscles, ligaments, or tendons
  • Gas inhalation burns
  • Hearing loss or vision loss
  • Electrical burns
  • Bone fractures/broken bones
  • Pérdida de extremidades
  • Lesiones torácicas
  • Death

What is the Statute of Limitations for Oilfield Injury Claims?

You will have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against a third party for your medical bills and other accident-related damages. To file a workers’ compensation claim, you will have one year from the date of the accident or the date you learned about your illness to file a claim. If you fail to file a lawsuit or claim within the statute of limitations, your case may be dismissed and you will be unable to recover any compensation. Because time is short, you must contact an oilfield accident attorney at Loncar Lyon Jenkins as soon as possible.

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At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we offer free consultations to discuss your case. If you’ve been injured at work, contact an oilfield accident attorney at Loncar Lyon Jenkins as soon as possible. We can meet with you to go over your case, discuss your legal options and rights, and determine the best course of action moving forward. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we will work tirelessly to help you recover the compensation you deserve, for an accident that was caused by the negligence of another.

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Cada año, Loncar Lyon Jenkins representa a más de 7.000 clientes en todo Texas y viajará a cualquier ciudad o pueblo dentro del estado de la estrella solitaria.

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Teléfono: +1 214 747 0422

Fax: 214.382.5838

424 S. Cesar Chavez Blvd. Dallas TX 75201