Oil Field Accident Attorney
With oil production increasing in the United States many people are seeking careers in the oilfields throughout America. The highly dangerous nature of this profession has caused there to be numerous oilfield drilling accident injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured while drilling for oil contact Carabin Shaw at 210.222.2288 for a free consultation. We will be able to help determine if you are eligible to receive compensation for your injuries.
Common Causes of Oil Field Accidents
Since this profession relies on operating with industrial level equipment, there can be many causes of personal injury. Many catastrophic injuries are due to the amount of pressure generated from hydraulic fracking and other methods of extraction that can cause equipment to be compromised and fail. Other common causes of oilfield accidents can include but are not limited to:
- Inadequately trained employees
- Faulty communication between operators and employees
- Violations of safety policies or procedures
- Inefficient safeguards and rushed work environments
Many accidents occur when the guidelines that have been put in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are not followed. Accidents can also occur if a company decides to put profit ahead of worker safety and does not efficiently enforce the safety requirements onsite.
Common Oil Field Accident Injuries
Injuries onsite are more devastating than a typical workers compensation claim due to the dangerous line of work.
Some of these injuries include but are not limited to:
- Loss of limbs
- Burning of the lungs
- Exposure to toxic chemicals and gases
- Skin inflammation
- Broken bones
- Back and neck damage
- Eye damage
- Severe burns
- Traumatic brain injuries
It is important when in a dangerous work environment to be focused on the job and be aware of what is going on around you. Every worker needs to be mindful of emergency exit routes as well.
If you or a loved one has been injured on the job at an oil field drilling site don’t hesitate to contact Carabin Shaw at 210.222.2288. We will do everything in our power to make sure you or your loved one are compensated for injuries sustained on the job.