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Houston Oil Rig Disaster Accident Lawyer
Texas powers one of the biggest and most robust economies in the United States. Among other industries like agriculture and tourism, oil is a huge driver of the Texas economy. In fact, as home to more than 5,000 different energy companies, Houston is often called the world’s energy capital.
With Texas’ rich natural abundance of oil comes an abundance of jobs in the oil and gas industry. However, while the oil industry can be highly lucrative, it can also be highly dangerous. Factors like defective equipment, highly flammable substances, and careless human error all expose workers to the threat of serious or even fatal injury. While nothing can undo an accident that has already happened, compensation can help to relieve some of the financial strain caused by your loss while helping to support your family, now and into the future.
Houston Worker Injury Lawyers Representing Victims of Oil Rig Explosions
If you, your spouse, or one of your family members was injured or killed in an oil rig explosion or other type of oil rig accident in Texas, the Houston oil and gas accident attorneys of Queenan Law may be able to help you recover compensation. Backed by over 20 years of experience, we are firmly committed to fighting for the maximum compensation on behalf of every injury victim and surviving loved one we represent.
Our goal is to see that the victims of Texas oil rig disasters obtain both the financial resources and the sense of justice they need to begin moving forward again after a tragedy occurs. Rely on Queenan Law to provide personalized, compassionate, around-the-clock legal support from day one of your case or injury claim. We will be there to help guide you through the nuances of Texas injury law while protecting and upholding your rights as an injured oil worker.
Call our law offices at (817) 719-8082 to set up a confidential legal consultation. Our Texas oil rig injury lawyers handle worker’s compensation claims and lawsuits throughout the Houston metropolitan area, including Pasadena, The Woodlands, Galveston, Sugar Land, League City, Conroe, Baytown, Deer Park, and more.
Getting Compensated for an Oil Rig Accident in Texas
Oil rig jobs demand long, grueling hours away from home and your loved ones. If you were injured while performing your job duties, you deserve a comprehensive investigation into the causes of your accident. Depending on how the injury occurred, you could have a right to get compensated for:
- The pain and suffering caused by your injuries.
- The earnings you lost as a result of the accident, as well as future earnings you are expected to lose due to long-term or permanently disabling injuries.
- Various medical bills and expenses, including anticipated future medical care. This could include medical costs such as hospitalization, physical therapy, surgery, skin grafting, medication, and other reasonable expenses.
There are a few different ways injured oil workers can fight for compensation with help from an experienced Houston oil rig accident lawyer. Depending on the specific details of the situation, which can only be assessed by carefully reviewing your claim in a private consultation, it might be most appropriate to file a worker’s compensation claim, or to seek compensation under federal acts like the Jones Act or High Seas Act, which are designed to provide benefits to injured workers and their family members in the event of an offshore oil rig accident off the coast of Texas. If the injury was caused by a defective product, such as a defective industrial machine or defective safety gear, it may be possible to sue the manufacturer.
Causes of Burns and Serious Injuries from Oil Drilling Disasters
Oil rigs process huge volumes of highly flammable material. When an explosion or disaster occurs, victims often sustain agonizing burn injuries.
While first degree burns are short-lived and typically heal with minimal treatment, more serious burns like extensive second degree burns, third degree burns, or fourth degree burns can be fatal or permanently disabling. In addition to being very expensive and excruciatingly painful to treat, burn wounds that are severe enough to cause scarring or disfigurement can burden the victim with a lifetime of emotional distress and depression, especially if the injuries are very large or are located on prominently visible areas of the body like the face or hands.
Yet burns are not the only injuries oil rig employees can suffer from when a disaster takes place. Other types of severe injuries which can result from an oil rig collapse or explosion include:
- Bone Fractures
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Cuts and Lacerations
Schedule a Legal Consultation with Queenan Law
Faulty equipment, lack of adequate maintenance procedures, disregard for safety regulations, and other preventable hazards all threaten the lives and safety of Houston oil workers every day. These hazards violate workers’ protected legal rights and should be aggressively investigated whenever a wrongful death or injury occurs.
At Queenan Law, we are dedicated to helping injured workers exercise their legal rights in the fight to recover compensation for Houston oil rig injuries and fatalities. Call our law offices at (817) 719-8082 for a free legal consultation. We’re here to help you understand the options that may be open to you and your family.