Eagle Ford Shale Accidents

Eagle Ford Shale is currently one of the most active oil and gas developments in the world with over 200 rigs in operation. The 50 mile wide by 400-mile long oil and natural gas development creates jobs for 150,000 people in the surrounding South Texas areas. San Antonio natives are among the people who benefit from the Shale by way of employment.

Unfortunately, those who work for the companies who extract from the massive oil and natural gas deposits can be subjected to a dangerous work environment. These conditions can lead to frequent oil and gas accidents, causing serious injury and or death to those who are employed by the oil and gas companies. An attorney from Carabin & Shaw will help those injured while working in an oil field identify who is liable for their injuries so that they may receive the compensation they deserve.

Eagle Ford Shale Accidents

The hazardous nature of the oil field work environment leads to a number of different types of accidents. Working with heavy machinery and inherently dangerous tasks can cause catastrophic and life changing injuries or death. Some of the common injuries suffered by oil field workers are severe burns which may require extensive hospitalization and surgery. Spinal cord injuries happen often as well and can result in swelling, trauma, laceration, paraplegia, and other neurological conditions.

Additionally, these types of accidents can cause residual pain, scarring, and emotional harm that can require mental and physical therapy long after the injury has occurred. Oftentimes, injuries impact a person's quality of life, such as a loss of a limb. Amputation of an arm, leg, or foot can lead to a traumatic experience that will yield extensive physical therapy and expenses to the injured person and their family. These accidents are due in part to the oil and gas property owner's negligence.

Oil and Gas Property Owner Negligence

Many Eagle Ford Shale accidents are the result of the property owner's negligence. If a property owner fails to inspect his or her property for dangerous conditions, fails to make repairs, or neglects to provide sufficient warnings to oil field workers; property owners may be liable for injured persons because they did not provide a safe workplace environment. A number of employees from San Antonio have fallen victim to an injury while working under these dangerous conditions caused by the negligence of property owners. Although we are able to place a good amount of the blame for these accidents on property owners, the oil companies have just as much responsibility to protect their workers from injury.

Oil Company Negligence

Oil Companies have a major role in protecting their workers from injury. Oftentimes it is the job of the oil companies to hire competent managers to communicate with workers in order prevent these injuries. Unfortunately, some oil companies do not feel this sense of responsibility because oil companies typically do not own the property they drill on. The companies usually have a lease agreement or deed with property owners that temporarily allows them to occupy land and drill for oil and gas. This can confuse an injured worker, potentially causing those who are responsible to receive no punishment for their actions or lack thereof. In the event that you fall victim to an accident in the oil field, you will need a San Antonio oil field injury attorney to help you figure out who is liable for your injuries.

Trust Our Attorneys

Carabin & Shaw’s San Antonio attorneys can provide injured oil field workers with the knowledge of legal recourse and personal injury claims that identify every potentially liable party. If you or your family has suffered from any Eagle Ford Shale accidents, it is imperative that you contact a local attorney who can help you with this legal process. The Carabin & Shaw San Antonio Law Firm provides outstanding legal representation for oil field workers who are drillers, wireline operators, tool pushers, and other positions in the Eagle Ford Shale oil fields. Carabin & Shaw’s attorneys understand the hazards that cause injuries of workers in the oilfield industry.

You are the ones who risk life threatening injuries in order to provide support for you and your family. Let Carabin & Shaw support you today by offering a free consultation with an attorney. Call our San Antonio office today at 210.222.2288 or toll-free at 1.800.862.1260.

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