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Houston Oilfield Accident Lawyer

Texas is home to some of the world’s richest oil deposits, powering our economy to great heights. However, mining fossil fuels 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 can help you pursue the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and more. 

Field workers in the oil industry risk their lives to do their jobs and perform their jobs well. But unfortunately, errors still do occur. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our Houston oilfield accident lawyers will help you recover financial compensation that lets you get the medical care you need and start putting your life back together.

How Can a Houston Oilfield Accident Attorney Can Help?

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

Building a Strong Case

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, which could include medical bills, pay stubs, and similar documentation
  • 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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Financial Compensation for Oilfield Accident Victims

The volatile nature of oil mining can lead to devastating injuries, and you deserve every single dollar from a negligent party.

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, mental anguish, and emotional distress
  • Expenses related to physical impairment, such as home renovations or equipment, or emotional trauma from the injury, including or scarring or disfigurement

In rare cases, we may be able to pursue punitive damages. This form of compensation is uncomfortable, and it punishes the negligent party for gross negligence. If we find that the liable party was egregiously careless or negligent, we can fight for this form of compensation, too.

Our oilfield accident 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.

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:

  • Fires
  • Chemical spills
  • Drilling equipment malfunctions
  • Heavy equipment operator error
  • Slip and fall
  • Entrapment
  • Electrocution

Common Oilfield Accident Injuries

There are several common injuries that oilfield workers suffer. Some of these common types of injuries are:

  • Fractures
  • Head trauma
  • Spinal cord and back injuries
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  • 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:

  • Employer
  • Real estate owner
  • Equipment manufacturer
  • Contractor
  • Subcontractor
  • Franchisee

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.

What is Contributory Negligence?

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.

¿Qué es el plazo de prescripción en Texas?

One reason for hiring an oilfield accident lawyer is that we can take swift action in pursuing your interests while you focus on 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 the 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 oilfield accident lawyers 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.

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If you suffered an injury while working in the oilfields, an oilfield accident attorney from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can 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. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how our legal team can help during this challenging time.