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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.
The Texas oilfield industry is one of the most dangerous due to the heavy machinery, toxic substances, and prevalent risk of explosions and fires. When someone works in an oilfield, they are susceptible to fatal injury, especially if negligence is present. Texas is home to the majority of oil rigs in the US, which means that injuries and fatalities are frequent and have a lasting, devastating impact on a worker’s daily life.
The legal team at Hilliard Law is dedicated to fighting oil companies that value profit over worker safety. If you have been severely injured due to another individual’s negligence while working on a Texas oilfield, let us aggressively advocate for the justice you deserve.
The skilled legal team at Hilliard Law has decades of experience helping clients injured in on-shore and off-shore oilfield cases and has the insight to quickly determine what failures caused the accident. We will fight for you every step of the way to recover the compensation you deserve for your severe losses, either with aggressive negotiation or by taking your case to trial.
Working in a Texas oilfield is one of the most dangerous occupations in the US. The oil drilling process involves highly-volatile materials, and equipment may malfunction and short-circuit without warning. This may create the perfect storm for a land-rig explosion. Various factors may cause land-rig explosion accidents:
At Hilliard Law, we have experience assisting clients injured in Texas land-rig explosion accidents. If you retain us, we will do an intensive investigation into the incident to obtain evidence of manufacturer or employer negligence.
Drilling Rig Accidents
The Texas state economy employs both on-shore and off-shore workers for crude petroleum exploration, drilling, and well completion. It also employs workers to operate machines designed to prepare oil up to the point of shipment to a refinery. Unfortunately, good workers are often severely injured on the job due to unsafe practices, inadequate training, negligence, and equipment malfunctions.
The combination of long and exhausting hours, combustible substances, and heavy machinery make working on an oil rig extremely dangerous. The following are common causes of drilling rig accidents in Texas:
If you were injured in a Texas drilling rig accident, the attorneys at Hilliard Martinez Gonzales can help. We ensure that workers and their families obtain the medical care and support they need following an on-shore or off-shore drilling accident.
During off-shore drilling, serious issues can occur in the event that pressure is not properly monitored, resulting in pressure changes that allow the flow of combustible hydrocarbons; if the flow is not promptly controlled or stopped, it can ignite and cause a blowout. Three types of blowouts that may occur:
Gas Truck Accidents
Drilling companies use gas trucks to transport their product. Gas trucks are large commercial vehicles that hold tons of flammable and toxic materials. When a truck is poorly maintained or not maintained at all, it can cause severe accidents, burn injuries, and death from explosions.
Pipeline Explosion Accidents
Pipelines are the preferred way for companies to transport their product quickly and cost-efficiently. However, deadly explosions occur due to the materials being transported, their age, and their visibility. When pipelines explode, often the rupture is caused by a company’s failure to adequately maintain and update its systems. Texas pipeline explosions may be caused by the following:
Texas pipeline accidents can be prevented with proper implementation of safety regulations and a commitment to diligence. If you have been harmed in a pipeline explosion, speak to an experienced pipeline explosion accident lawyer at Hilliard Martinez Gonzales.
If you have been severely injured in an oilfield accident due to the negligence of your employer, you may be entitled to damages. As in any other work environment, your employer has a duty to maintain a safe work environment. By filing an oilfield injury lawsuit, you may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages, such as medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
A Texas oilfield injury lawyer can work with you to assess the monetary value of your claim and investigate the incident that caused your injury.
If you have sustained injuries in any type of Texas oilfield injury accident, the experienced attorneys at Hilliard Law can help you hold the oil company accountable. 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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