The oil and gas industry is booming and oilfield accidents are on the rise, too. We know that oilfield work is dangerous. If you have been injured in the oilfield, call us today.


Oil field accidents are among the most dangerous in the Lone Star State. Oil field workers expose themselves to hazardous conditions and materials every day. Unfortunately, if someone acts negligently, accidents can occur, and victims can suffer severe and sometimes fatal injuries.

The costs of recovering from an oil field accident can be astronomical, and many victims and their families can find themselves overwhelmed and financially debilitated.

What Causes Oil Field Accidents?

Working in an oil field can expose workers to daily threats to their health and safety. Some common causes of oil field accidents include:

  • Falls From a Height. One of the most common causes of oil field accidents is falling from a height. Often, oil rigs and other elevated equipment can become slick, putting workers more at risk for falls. Fall injuries can be especially insidious since many accident victims do not realize they are severely injured for days or weeks. If you fell in an oil field accident, it is in your best interest to seek professional medical attention as soon as possible.
  • Faulty Equipment. If oil field equipment is not properly maintained, it could malfunction and result in severe injuries for anyone using or in the vicinity of the defective equipment. Manufacturer defects may also contribute to faulty equipment accidents. Since oil field equipment is typically extremely heavy, victims of equipment-related accidents often suffer life-altering and even fatal injuries.
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents. Many oil field workers operate a car or truck as part of their daily responsibilities. Often, vehicles may collide with one another or a worker on foot. While these accidents can have various causes, one common factor may be driver or employer negligence.

Common Injuries Sustained in Oil Field Accidents

Unfortunately, oil field accidents are responsible for dozens of fatalities every year. While the severity of a victim’s injuries depends heavily on the nature of their accident, many accidents impact victims for years to come. Some common injuries sustained in Texas oil field accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Bone fractures
  • Burn injuries
  • Amputation or other loss of limb
  • Severe cuts and lacerations
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Chest injuries
  • Joint injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Lung damage
  • Death

While some injuries may seem minor immediately following an accident, they may worsen significantly over time without proper treatment. Following an accident, it is always in your best interest to be seen by a doctor as soon as possible.

How Can an Oil Field Accident Attorney Help You?

If you were injured in an oil field accident you do not have to fight to obtain compensation alone. The skilled attorneys at Hilliard Law have decades of experience and a proven track record of achieving justice for their clients. Some of the many ways our attorneys can help you include:

  • Conducting a thorough investigation into your case
  • Interviewing eye-witnesses
  • Gathering essential evidence
  • Reviewing your medical records
  • Filing all paperwork correctly and on time
  • Advocating for your interests before and during trial
  • Negotiating with all parties involved
  • Answering all of your legal questions
  • Being your guide and confidant during this challenging time

Your attorney will work with you to understand every detail surrounding your accident so they can build a strong oilfield injury lawsuit and advise you on your best path forward. Through a personal injury claim, you may be able to collect damages for your physical, emotional, and financial losses.

Work With an Experienced Oil Field Accident Attorney Today

If you have suffered an injury in an oil field accident, you need an experienced attorney in your corner. At Hilliard Law, our personal injury lawyers have been helping victims of personal injury since 1986. We know how to fight for you.

Call us at 1-800-334-3298 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. If we take your case, we will work on a Contingent Fee basis, which means you don’t pay us unless we win.


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