Midland Defective Equipment in Oilfield

Are you in or near Midland, Texas? Did you get hurt in an Oil Field accident?

Call Carabin Shaw at 1-800-862-1260. We can help you and your family.

Midland Oilfield Accident Attorney

It is very true that personnel who are untrained or undertrained can cause oilfields accident. However, frequently the evidence at any accident scene will suggest that unusable or otherwise defective equipment was the actual cause of the accident. Those people in charge of equipment safety are supposed to be certain that any and all equipment used at an oil refinery or at an oilfield are safe as are the parent companies and their agents and supervisors. Thoroughness in routine or scheduled safety inspections must always be carried through to completion and with due thoroughness. Likewise, any equipment newly arrived onto any worksite needs an immediately inspection. Any old or inadequate parts found during the initial inspection must be immediately repaired or replaced.

The machinery, equipment and parts that require routine inspection always include:

  • Caps, pieces and whole gas pipelines
  • Catwalks and scaffolding
  • Bulldozers, cranes and other industrial type vehicles
  • Containers meant for storage
  • Boxes for electrical supply
  • Respirators, breathers and other safety type gear

If you have been hurt while working at an oilfield or refinery and you have reason to suspect that defective equipment was involved, let our Midland personal injury lawyers know. If your accident can be linked up to your supervisor your employer’s negligence, you may be able to collect proper financial compensation for your injuries. Call Carbin Shaw today at 1-800-862-1260 to set up your free initial consultation to discover your options legally and what you really should do next.

Severe injuries caused by defective equipment

There are many things that can easily go wrong while working at an oil or gas field, but this is usually only if there is negligence at your jobsite. If the onsite supervisors, or the procedures that they follow, properly deals with even defective equipment, the danger can be reduced to the minimum acceptable level under Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety standards. If the people or the procedures they follow are not up to the minimum standards, even the smallest mistake frequently leads to a catastrophe.

Defective or improper equipment may in the end be actually responsible for:

  • Explosions in gas pipelines
  • Exposure to hazardous silica
  • Rigs which collapse
  • Accidents involving industrial vehicles

When defective or improperly used equipment causes an accident in the oilfield, the injuries which result are rarely very minor. Fatal or severe harm can happen even to workers who are careful. These can include brain damage, third degree burns, broken bones and other lingering illnesses. In truly sad cases involving particularly serious and dangerous incidents, a wrongful death involving a worker can happen.

Recovery from Injuries Should Not be Expensive for you

When you get hurt on the job by improper or defective equipment, you will frequently face a wide variety of financial problems and concerns. Rehabilitation treatments and hospital bills can frequently get very expensive. You also will not be likely to be bringing in sufficient income as you heal up from your injuries. You should permit one of Carabin Shaw’s Midland oilfield injury lawyers to file a suit for you that will account for and seek recompense for all of your out of pocket expenses, lost wages and more. However much you and your family needs to feel whole again, Carabin Shaw wants to give you the best chance of winning it.

Are you in or near Midland, Texas? Did you get hurt in an Oil Field accident?

Call Carabin Shaw at 1-800-862-1260. We can help you and your family.

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