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Drilling Rig Defects

All too often drilling rig defects, product defects, part defects and equipment defects are found to be the root cause of many oilfield and offshore platform accidents. Unfortunately, more and more oil companies attempt to save money or cut costs by operating older rigs, many of which lack safety features, plus other defective devices and harsh environmental factors can result in structural and equipment failures causing injuries for workers. If you or someone you know in San Antonio has suffered an injury due to a drilling rig defect, call the lawyers at Carabin Shaw today. A San Antonio oil rig drilling lawyer can help you or a loved one with questions about your legal rights.

With the rise of oil companies in Texas, there is also a rise of drilling rig defects and accidents. Many drilling rig accidents are due to negligence and old/defective equipment. Although oil and gas rig jobs are dangerous, companies are still responsible for your safety. Drilling rig injuries are not uncommon and can be fatal. The consequences of these accidents can result in devastating and long-term injuries. Carabin Shaw can help you with gaining compensation for your loss of income and your medical expenses in San Antonio.

Determining who is at fault in drilling rig accidents can be complex. Due to the variety of circumstances in drilling rig accidents, an employer or device manufacturer may be at fault. If you have suffered due to a drilling rig defect, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation, a personal injury claim, or both. The lawyers at Carabin Shaw can help you with figuring out who is at fault.

As recent as 2011, a father of one was crushed by a piece of a drilling rig in Midland County, resulting in his death. Another man from East Texas was killed after an aging rig’s mast toppled over, sending him to his death. From 2007 to 2012, 667 workers in oil related industries were reported killed on the job due to accidents. The rate of deaths related to oil and gas jobs is seven times higher than the rate for all other U.S. industries. The attorneys at Carabin Shaw wants to protect the safety of you or anyone you know that works with drilling rigs in San Antonio.

Carabin Shaw is a recognized firm that has represented the injured since 1992 and protecting the surviving family members of those killed in oil rig and other accidents. We have experience in handling serious injuries and wrongful death claims from various contractors.

You need a Law Firm that Understands the root causes and consequences of oil rig defects, equipment issues and common issues. We understand the causes and the losses that can occur:

  • Design Defects
  • Corrosion to pipes, valves and struts
  • Damaged tongs, blocks and cables
  • Faulty or missing safety guards
  • Rusted railings, ladders and grating
  • Lack of maintenance
  • Manufacturing flaws
  • Oil drill malfunctions
  • Falling and flying objects
  • Dangerous, toxic chemical exposure
  • Slip or trip and falls
  • Catastrophic injury
  • Fatalities

To read more about how Carabin Shaw can assist you with drilling rig defects and oil and gas accidents, visit our page.

Do not let gas and oil related accidents in San Antonio cause you or your loved ones to suffer. Call our knowledgeable lawyers at Carabin Shaw to help you with the complexities of Texas law and help navigate the legal system. Our team is ready to assist you with any of your drilling rig related needs. Our lawyers have been fighting Contact us for an honest, no-cost consultation at 800-862-1260.

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We are very glad we called Carabin Shaw after our accident. We now recommend them to everyone. - Griselda S.
You want Carabin Shaw on your side after an accident. They were excellent. - Valerie S.
In our opinion, no one is better, Carabin Shaw is the Law Firm you want on your side after an accident. - Amanda G.
The attorneys and staff went out of their way to help us after our accident. Thank you Carabin Shaw. - Melinda F.
We did our research after our accident and chose Carabin Shaw. They were great. Highly recommend. Joel Y.