Oil Drilling Activities
Without question, Texas is blessed with more than its fair share of oil fields, gas fields, fossil fuels, and natural resources. Central Texas and the San Antonio area is no exception. Oil drilling activities abound in the region, and there are many benefits to the seemingly never-ending access to these commodities that Texas offers. However, many do not realize that the exploration of our resources, specifically oil and gas drilling activities can be very dangerous. All too often, serious injuries and wrongful death accidents occur where drilling is underway. Oil and gas accidents can affect your life forever. The lawyers at Carabin & Shaw know this, and want to fight for your claim if you fall victim to a casualty brought on by oil drilling activities in the San Antonio region.
Since 1992, the attorneys of Carabin & Shaw have represented individual workers hurt in on-shore oil rig mishaps and other personal injury accidents due to oil drilling activities across Texas. Far too often, victims of oilfield accidents find themselves worrying about losing a job, supporting their families, and recovering from injuries after an accident on a rig. An unforeseen fatality in an oil or gas accident, especially in the workplace, can permanently affect a family as they suffer the loss of a loved one. In these cases, the last thing they want to do is handle the legalities of ensuing repercussions after the accident. The lawyers at our firm in and around San Antonio have the knowledge and experience you will need to obtain compensation and damages.
Common accidents on an Oil Rig or Gas Rig include:
- Workover rigs
- Oil well blowouts
- Drilling rig defects
- Gas field explosions
- Gas field fires
- Falls, slips, and premises losses
- Maintenance accidents
- Exposure to dangerous, toxic chemicals
- Accidents caused by co-employees
- Accidents caused by non co-employees
Too often oil accidents are preventable in that they result from avoidable circumstances such as worker fatigue, worker errors, company negligence, faulty equipment, defective equipment, worn-out or out-dated equipment, and sometimes, just plain and simple poor working conditions. It is also important to understand that severe injuries and wrongful deaths can occur as a result of more complex issues, a series of events or a stacking of events, and in most cases require an accident reconstructionist to help determine what went wrong and the reasons behind it.
The attorneys of the Carabin & Shaw law firm have the resources and know-how to help determine who is responsible for paying compensation to clients, including third-party claims against equipment manufacturers for damages and even disputed workers compensations claims already set in motion. Victims of an oil or gas drilling accident have a voice at Carabin & Shaw. We have a San Antonio oil rig accident attorney available day or night to represent you on your quest to seek the compensation you deserve. Workers in the oil and gas industry should not feel that they are any less safe to perform their day-to-day tasks, and in the case of an accident, they should not feel less well-represented in a court of law where post-casualty settlements are concerned. Our San Antonio lawyers are the best in the business, and we want to help you. We understand that oil rig accidents can be just as potentially devastating as they are preventable as well as defendable.
Contact us via email, or by phone, day or night. We are able to offer bilingual lawyers who may be able to assist you with your claim in either Spanish or English. Call us today. You’ll be glad you did.
Visits with the attorney are by appointment only. Main offices are located in San Antonio, TX.