Hand Injuries - San Antonio Oil Field Injury Attorneys of Carabin Shaw
Injuries in the oil and gas field can be disastrous. Hand injuries account for up to 22.88% of total lost time incidents. If you have injured your hand while working in the oil and gas field in the Eagle Ford Shale, San Antonio or Laredo area, or anywhere else in the state, call the San Antonio Oil Field Injury Attorneys at Carabin Shaw Law Firm.Gloves – The Last Line of Defense
It is well known that safety gloves play a major role in protecting hands. Though it is important to wear gloves that should not be the only line of defense for hand injuries. Too many times other prevention methods are ignored and they lead to hand injuries. If this happens to you, call the San Antonio Oil Field Injury Attorneys at Carabin Shaw Law Firm to help.
Knowing Your Environment – Most hand and finger injuries occur on the rig floor. All too often, workers fail to identify potential hazards and elements they are exposed to in their work environment. Failure to perform a hand safety analysis and surveying hand and finger hazards could lead to a catastrophic hand injury.
Maintaining and Updating Equipment – Many time, failure to maintain and update all safety equipment leads to work site injuries. Many times equipment will need to be cleaned to provide proper protection and function properly. Failure to do so leave workers at high risk for accidents, and serious injuries that result from them.
Putting Controls in Place – Often, well-defined and communicated policies and procedures fail to outline processes for employees to comply with hand safety objectives. When this happens, there is a lack of accountability and more importantly awareness. This leads to a lack of protection for the workers leaving them vulnerable to serious hand injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in the Eagle Ford Shale or anywhere else in the state, call our San Antonio Oil Field Injury Lawyers at Carabin Shaw Law Firm. Our dedicated team of lawyers know the rules and regulations that Oil Field employers and workers must follow. Call us at 210.222.2288, day or night, for more information.