Have You Suffered an Oil Rig Injury?
Every day, thousands of workers from San Antonio 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 stretching from Brazos County to the South Texas border with Mexico, and includes the towns of Laredo, Floresville, Karnes City, Kenedy, Cuero, Victoria, Beeville, Three Rivers, Georgetown, Tilden, Freer, Cotulla, Laredo, Pleasanton, and Jourdanton. Oil and gas accidents have become a common occurrence among these towns and will continue to be.
Unfortunately, many oil field workers are left to deal with big oil companies without receiving the compensation they deserve. 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. Have you suffered an oil rig injury? The attorneys at Carabin & Shaw can help you understand what rights you have as an oil rig employee. We know how hard you work; let us work just as hard to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.The Dangers of Working the Oil Fields
Oil field workers are traveling long distances from San Antonio 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 often occur without the presence of oil field workers arriving on the job, increasing the likelihood of serious injury or death.
In addition, 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 twenty-four 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 that cause many oil rig accidents has to do with the relationships that exist between accident inspectors and the rig operators. Rig operators are supposed to report an accident to regulators or the inspectors, depending on the circumstances, but there are many oil rig accidents that the rig operator does not report. Oil companies and third party contractors are in many cases negligently liable for injuries sustained by oil field workers.Have You Suffered an Oil Rig Injury?
If you live in San Antonio and have been injured in an oil rig accident, you can turn to Carabin & Shaw to make sure the oil companies are liable for your injuries. At Carabin & Shaw, we house the best San Antonio oil rig injury lawyers. Our attorneys have experience in dealing with oil and gas companies to help you receive compensation for your injuries. San Antonio is home to thousands of oil and gas rig workers. Our attorneys make it their job to support you through the process of filing a claim against the company you were injured at.
The following list of common injuries that happen to oil field workers may help you identify if you’ve suffered from one. The list includes:
- Injuries sustained from improper care of chemicals and other hazardous substances
- Injuries from gas leaks, faulty high-pressure wells, cable or block breaks
- Slips and 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 failures
- Explosions from combustible chemicals or substances
- Careless or reckless behavior of other workers
- Injuries caused by lack of communication from rig operators
Have you suffered an oil rig injury? If you live in San Antonio and have suffered from such an accident, contact an attorney at Carabin & Shaw. Our attorneys are here to help you get your life back to the way it was before your injuries. Call us any time of the day or night to receive your free consultation with an experienced, board-certified attorney. Don’t wait; call Carabin & Shaw today at 210-222-2288 or toll-free at 800-862-1260.