Have You Suffered An Oil Rig Injury?
Every day, thousands of workers subject themselves to serious injury because of the oil and gas exploration in Eagle Ford Shale area. The Eagle Ford Shale is a 50 mile wide by 400 mile long play from Brazos County to the South Texas border with Mexico including the towns of Laredo, Floresville, Karnes City, Kenedy, Cuero, Victoria, Beeville, Three Rivers, Georgetown, Tilden, Freer, Cotulla, Laredo, Pleasanton, and Jourdanton.
Knowing your rights in negligent oil rig accidents and being aware of your options is the best way to protect yourself and your family in the event of serious injury or death.
Unfortunately, many oil field workers are left to deal with big oil companies without receiving the compensation they deserve.
Oil field workers are traveling long distances in many cases to work in the very profitable Eagle Ford Shale area. Many times these workers travel long hours to these oil rigs only to find themselves required to begin working after a few hours of sleep. Safety and planning meetings occur without the presence of oil field workers arriving on the job increasing the likelihood of serious injury or death. Workers are required to do dangerous work under difficult conditions without enough sleep, limited instructions, and inadequate training. The fact that oil rigs production goes on 24 hours a day seven days a week only compounds the chances of oil field workers being injured on a rig. One of the inherent problems with oil rig injuries is the “good ole boy” relationships between that exist between accident inspectors and the rig operators. Many oil rig accidents the rig operator does not report the accident to regulators or the inspectors depending on circumstances of the injury do not report the accident to regulators. Oil companies and third party contractors are in many cases liable and/or negligent for injuries sustained to oil field workers. The following list are common injuries to oil field workers:Common Types Of Oil Rig Injuries
- Improperly trained oil field workers
- Injuries sustained from improper care of chemicals and other hazardous substances
- Injuries from gas leaks
- Faulty high pressure wells
- Cable or block breaks
- Slips, trips, and falls caused by negligent acts on the oil rig
- Faulty or poorly maintained grating, pipe tongs, and other equipment
- Malfunctioning tools, machinery, and equipment
- Explosions from combustible chemicals or substances
- Careless or reckless behavior of other workers
- Lack of communication from rig operators
IF YOU OR YOUR FAMILY MEMBER HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN AN OIL FIELD ACCIDENT THAT HAS CAUSED INJURY OR DEATH CALL CARABIN SHAW, DAY OR NIGHT FOR A FREE CONSULTATION. CALL 1.800.862.1260.