Drilling for Oil & Gas
Whether you work on a rig or in a field, whether you live on-site or drive home every night, if you, a loved one, or someone you know has been involved in an oil- or gas-related accident, call us and consult with our San Antonio oil rig drilling lawyers. Drilling for oil & gas is among the most dangerous occupations in San Antonio, and when accidents and injuries occur, a plethora of insurance companies are ready to sweep in and cover as much of the damage to their interests as is possible. Our attorneys at Carabin & Shaw are equally prepared to protect you and your family, which is what we have been doing for our clients since 1922.
Some oil and gas accidents in San Antonio happen due to the amount of exact procedures and workplace conditions that must be maintained at all times, down to the placement of a pair of pliers after it has been in use. Some of these risks are avoidable, but many more occur due to the combustible and slippery nature of the material being worked with. These attributes are no one's fault, but only the most-responsible companies take every aspect of their work into account before sending workers out drilling for oil & gas. This type of incompetence can be difficult to see, but our lawyers have years of practice uncovering these and similar intangibles.
Everyday in San Antonio, oil field workers are working very long, physically- and mentally-exhausting shifts that last, on average, more than 12 hours a day. Our attorneys have represented workers that handle highly combustible materials on a platform where cranes swing heavy equipment constantly overhead and co-workers are being trained less and less. This increases the exposure to danger that even experienced workers have to be aware of everyday.
Drilling for oil & gas on an oilrig can be even more treacherous. Most rigs are smaller than a typical field pump platform, and require workers to stay on-site for 7 to 14 days at a time. Unfortunately, in these situations when something goes wrong, help is usually not very close. This is where our lawyers' expertise can be extremely beneficial. We have familiarized ourselves with the various loading and furlough procedures that San Antonio rigs operate on, granting us access to the scene of your accident quicker and more easily than is typically allowed.
In 2008, 120 people were killed in the oil and gas industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of those, 21 people died in the oil and gas extraction industry, which includes offshore oilrigs. Incidents aboard oil rigs are kind of like plane crashes: they occur rarely but when they do happen they have the potential to kill quickly, cost companies millions of dollars, and raise calls for increased safety and preparation measures.
Let us protect you and your family from further harm after an oil- or gas-related accident. There is no need to feel like you have to suffer the consequences of whatever may have occurred. It is our profession to find out what actions you are legally allowed to take in these situations and then to help you get all of the medical attention and financial aide you are owed as a result. Our attorneys are expert in helping clients recover from this particular type of misfortune, so don't hesitate to call us for assistance. We can be reached, day or night, at 830-261-4614 or toll free at 800-862-1260.
Visits with our expert attorneys are by appointment only. The main Carabin & Shaw office is at 630 Broadway St., San Antonio, Texas, 78215.