Oil Field Injury

With the increase of oil production in Texas and the resulting demand for oil field workers comes an increase in oil field injuries, and the need for experienced and knowledgeable San Antonio oil spill lawyers has never been greater.

Texas is by far the largest producer of crude oil and natural gas in the United States, and with the discovery of the Eagle-Ford Shale deposits, South Texas is at the heart of most of the recent growth in Texas Production.

Drilling for oil and gas is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country, causing a number of serious personal injuries and deaths each year. Over a mere five years, from 2002 to 2007, at least 598 oil field workers died on the job, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. During the same five year period, the number of deaths per year increased by around 70 percent, from 72 victims in 2002 to over 120 in 2007.

In spite of improvements with equipment and technology, the fact remains that oil field injuries have increased dramatically, and the frequency of those accidents is on the rise, which makes choosing the right oil spill lawyer in San Antonio more important than ever.

Many experts believe that the overwhelming amount of injuries and deaths are the result of a general lack of training of the worker by the employer, creating a situation of inexperienced workers exposing themselves to injury and death, or creating dangerous conditions for co-workers, vendors, and others on the oil fields of Texas.

When injury or death occurs as the result of an oil field accident, it’s important you have an attorney with the skill and experience to handle your case and get you the compensation you deserve. Many accidents on the oil fields are the result of insufficient safety measures or negligence, and thus preventable.

Recovering compensation for your injuries involves more than simply having your medical expenses reimbursed. State law allows you to also be compensated for damages related to pain and suffering, lost wages, and loss of consortium, which allows a spouse or family members to make a claim related to the injured or deceased party’s ability to provide companionship after an accident. A qualified oil spill lawyer serving San Antonio can help with all of these things.

If you are pursuing a workers compensation claim, there are deadlines to consider and a lot of documentation to provide. Many of the processes can be complex and hard to understand. It’s also not uncommon for large oil companies and manufacturers of oil drilling equipment to maintain the services of attorneys who will advise them on minimizing the financial impact of accidents that injure oil field workers or result in their death.

An oil field accident can be incredibly disruptive to the life and family of an oil field worker. It’s important for you to have peace of mind, knowing a lawyer who is committed to helping you win your case is on your side. We’ve compiled a number of resources related to oil field accidents for you to consider when faced with choosing an attorney to represent you:

The San Antonio oil spill lawyers of Carabin & Shaw, with Offices in San Antonio, Laredo, Victoria, Beeville, and across the state of Texas work hard to protect the rights of those that have suffered personal injury or tragic loss. If you have been injured in an oil field accident, call Carabin & Shaw today at 1.800.862.1260 for a free case consultation

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