Oil Field Accident Attorneys in Amarillo
Striving to Help Victims Get the Resources They Need to Recover
Oil field work is dangerous, hard work. When oil rigs explode, killing or injuring multiple workers, it makes headlines, but the more common accidents rarely make the news. Oil field accidents cause devastating, often fatal, injuries. Those who survive may never be able to return to work or may not be able to earn at the same level. If you have been injured in an oil field accident in West Texas, the workplace injury lawyers of Wood Law Firm, LLP, are here to help you and your family get back on your feet.
Our Amarillo oil field accident lawyers are here to help. Call us at (806) 304-0447 today to schedule your free initial consultation.
Types of Oil Field Accidents
Many types of accidents can occur in the oil field, including:
- Fires and explosions
- Blowouts and gushers
- Collapsed rigs
- Exposure to toxic chemicals and fumes
- Electric shock and electrocution
- Falls from heights
- Slip and fall
- Workers struck by falling objects
- Truck accidents
- Defective machinery and equipment accidents
Oil Field Accident Injuries
Oil field accidents can result in severe injuries. It is not uncommon to suffer multiple serious injuries, which can include:
- Brain injury
- Severe burns
- Chemical burns
- Spinal cord injury
- Neck and back injuries
- Crush injuries
- Respiratory injury
- Internal injuries
- Organ damage or loss
- Vision loss
Compensation for Oil Field Accident Injuries
If you are eligible, you should file a Workers’ Compensation claim. Texas does not require employers to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance for their employees, so this may not be an option for you. If you are not covered by Workers’ Compensation, you may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury lawsuit against your employer.
Depending on the circumstances, a third-party lawsuit may be appropriate, whether you collect Workers’ Compensation benefits or not. A third-party lawsuit is filed against someone other than your employer. This could be another company involved in the oil field where you were injured, the manufacturer or defective equipment, or another party.
Although Workers’ Compensation pays quickly and you do not need to prove fault, the benefits are limited and do not pay for your pain and suffering and other non-economic damages. Through a personal injury lawsuit, you have the opportunity to receive full compensation for your economic and non-economic damages.
The Amarillo oil field injury attorneys at Wood Law Firm, LLP can determine which avenues of compensation are available to you and help you recover maximum compensation for your injuries. This way, you and your family do not have to worry about your financial future as a result of your accident.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an oil field accident, you have a limited amount of time to take legal action. Please contact us today to find out how we can help.