Exploration Across Texas
There is no question, Texas oil and gas companies are enjoying a boom in oil and gas exploration across Texas, especially in the area of South Texas known as the Eagle-Ford Shell. New wells, frac wells and work-over wells are being drilled or re-drilled every day, which is good news for Texas oil and gas well workers. At the same time, maintenance work, some of which is dangerous work continues on existing wells in Texas.
Drilling new wells as well as maintenance work can be dangerous. Workers who drill or service the wells after drilling are exposed to hazardous conditions that can result in serious bodily injuries.
Every day, well drilling and well maintenance workers face the potential danger of events like blowouts, gushers, gas leaks and explosions. Such accidents can cause serious or fatal injuries including:
- Closed Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Loss of limb
- Paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Loss of sight or hearing
- Exposure to dangerous chemicals like sour gas and H2S
It is our opinion that many well drilling accidents and well maintenance accidents could be prevented if not for the carelessness or recklessness of one or more companies, vendors, supplier or co-employees. When a drilling or maintenance company disregards OSHA safety standards or fails to properly maintain equipment, serious accidents happen and workers can be injured or killed.
If you have been injured in a well drilling accident, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries from every company that was responsible for your safety on the job. We can help - call 800-862-1260 today for a free case evaluation.