Amarillo Work Place Injury Lawyers
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 work place injury lawyers of Wood Law Firm LLP, are here to help you and your family get back on your feet.
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 noneconomic damages. Through a personal injury lawsuit, you have the opportunity to receive full compensation for your economic and noneconomic damages.
The Amarillo workplace injury attorneys of Wood Law Firm can determine which avenues of compensation are available to you and help you recover maximum compensation for your injuries, so that you and your family so 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 call the Amarillo oil field accident lawyers of Wood Law Firm LLP, at 806-372-WOOD (9663) or contact us online today.