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Arlington Oil Rig Accident Lawyer
Working at an oil rig is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. There are approximately 108 on-the-job deaths in the gas and oil industry each year, and thousands of other minor and major injuries. Whether you work at an oil rig, another oil pumping or drilling facility, or an oil refinery, the Arlington, Texas oil rig accident attorneys at The Queenan Law Firm may be able to help.
Call our personal injury attorneys today for a free consultation on your case. If you were injured at work, you may be able to take your employers to court for serious negligence and other problems that lead to your injury. If a loved one was killed at work on an oil rig, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation for their death and continue getting funds to support your family in their absence. For your free consultation, call our law offices today at (817) 476-1797.
Types of Oil Rig Injuries in Texas
Oil rigs deal with extremely high-pressure pipelines and pumps, moving machinery, drills, and other equipment. This job is dirty, hard work, and it takes brave, strong people to work in the oil and natural gas industry. Even one slip or misstep can be a serious danger.
If the high-pressure pipes or other systems fail, buckle, or otherwise come loose, you could have a serious situation on your hands. The high pressure of the oil can injure or even kill on impact. It can also push workers into other dangers, or cause them to fall to the ground, fall off catwalks, or fall into heavy or sharp objects. This can cause serious injuries to the head or spine if you hit either area on impact.
Moving parts are one of the largest dangers in many industries. Tools, machinery, pumps, and other elements of oil rigs use large, moving parts. These parts can push or pull with thousands of pounds of force. Drills and other tools can be designed to crush or put holes in rock and sediment. These forces can leave the human body with deadly or life-altering injuries. If your arm or legs gets in the way of moving parts, you could suffer crushing injuries, severe broken bones, or even amputation.
If a fire starts on the rig or at the refinery, there can be deadly injuries. Those lucky enough to survive may also face serious burns. Burn injuries have a long recovery period, and some of the most painful treatments and rehabilitation.
Overall, the following injuries are not uncommon in oil rig accidents:
- Back injuries,
- Blunt force trauma,
- Brain injuries,
- Broken arms,
- Broken hands,
- Broken legs,
- Facial cuts,
- Head injuries,
- Internal bleeding,
- Loss of limb,
- Neck injuries,
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI),
- Spinal Cord Injury (SCI),
- Sprains, and
If you suffered any of these injuries, or a love one has been put out of work by one of these on-the-job injuries, talk to an attorney. You may be entitled to compensation for these and other oil rig injuries.
Suing for Oil Rig Injuries
In many cases, you may be required to file with workers’ compensation. However, this may not be your best option, and taking your employer or the company who owns the oil rig to court may best compensate you for your injuries.
Filing a lawsuit for your injuries can lead to compensation for any results of the injury. First, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses. The cost of treating some of the more severe injuries can be ongoing and very expensive. You may also be entitled to lost wages. If you were injured at work, you may not be able to continue going to your job and taking home pay to support your family. In this case, you may be able to recover the paychecks you missed because of your injury, as well as paychecks you will continue to miss going forward. Third, you may be entitled to direct compensation for your pain and suffering. If you faced extremely painful injuries like burns, or injuries that cause significant challenges like brain injuries or amputation, you may be entitled to high compensation.
If you lost a loved one to a workplace accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Their death has clear effects on your life, including the grief, lost companionship, and other losses. It also has economic effects, such as the cost of funeral and burial services. On top of this, you may be able to recover anything else from the death, such as lost paychecks, inheritances, investments, and other damages. You can even recover for their end-of-life medical treatment and pain and suffering.
Arlington Oil Worker Injury Lawyers
For a free consultation on your workplace injury case, call our law offices today. The oil rig and oil refinery accident lawyers at The Queenan Law Firm represent injured workers and their families in injury lawsuits against their employers. For your free consultation, call (817) 476-1797 today.