Bodily Injury Cases in North Dakota
North Dakota Attorney James Shaw with the Carabin Shaw Law Firm is experienced at achieving successful results for gas and oil field accident victims who have suffered severe bodily injury.
North Dakota gas and oil drilling accidents often result in serious bodily injury to workers. Some injuries make it impossible for oil field employees to return to work for months or years after the accident.
Attorney Shaw with Carabin Shaw will seek justice for those injured in oil and gas accidents. Not only for workers but for their families.
If you have sustained a serious bodily injury in a North Dakota oil field accident, you deserve money for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages now and in the future. Common injuries in the oil drilling industry include:
Slip and fall injuries: Even with proper safety equipment and training, including footwear, slip and fall accidents often occur in the oil and gas drilling industry. Broken bones, back or neck injuries traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries or even death could result from a slip and fall on a slippery work deck.
Burns: Oil field explosions can cause burns that, many times, requires extensive hospitalization, multiple skin graft surgeries, and can leave workers with permanent scarring and residual pain for long after the accident.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI): Traumatic brain injury happens when your head is struck by a sudden physical force in an oil field accident, as a result of a fall, an explosion or even malfunctioning equipment. Victims are often limited in their ability to perform everyday tasks because they endure permanent brain damage.
Broken bones/fractures: Broken bones and fractures are injuries that are not only painful, but may result in a significant loss of earnings. These injuries could require surgery and a long period of rehabilitation, keeping you away from work. Even though a fracture may heal, it is possible that there could be permanent reduction in motor function.
Dismemberment: Workers who lose a leg, arm, foot or hand in an oil and gas accident will endure a diminished quality of life for the rest of their lives. To be able to perform the most routine tasks, they will require extensive physical therapy, and expensive prosthetic devices after amputation, an already invasive surgery.
Spinal cord injuries: Spinal cord injury occurs when there is a loss of motor function or loss of sensation due to damage to the spinal cord. Some victims lose motor function of limbs or extremities and are rendered paraplegic or quadriplegic.
Fatal injuries: Death can result from the most severe North Dakota oil and gas accidents. Where a victim dies as a result of the injuries, a wrongful death suit may be appropriate. The purpose of this suit is to get family members who have been injured financially and emotionally relief because of a loved one's death.
Have you or someone you know suffered an injury as a result of an oil and gas accident in North Dakota? Call North Dakota Attorney James Shaw Carabin Shaw toll-free, at 800-862-1260 for a free consultation. All oil and gas field accident cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, so you won't pay a legal fee unless we recover money in your case.