Oil Rig Accident Attorney
The Eagle Ford Shale Texas oil exploration boom has brought tremendous economic growth to Central and South Texas. Eagle Ford is currently the most active in the world with over 200 rigs running and is expected to produce hundreds of billions of oil and gas for decades to come. The Eagle Ford Shale is a 50 mile wide by 400 mile long play from Brazos County to the South Texas border with Mexico including the towns of Bryan, Floresville, Karnes City, Kenedy, Cuero, Victoria, Beeville, Three Rivers, Georgetown, Tilden, Freer, Cotulla, Laredo, Pleasanton, and Jordanton. Every day, thousands of workers subject themselves to serious injury because of the oil and gas exploration in Eagle Ford Shale area. Knowing your rights in negligent oil rig accidents and being aware of your options is the best way to protect yourself and your family in the event of serious injury or death. Unfortunately, many oil field workers are left to deal with big oil companies without receiving the compensation they deserve.Your Cause Is Our Case
The pressure of increased production can cause lead drillers to work their employee’s overtime as well as unrealistic demands and deadlines increasing the risk of oil rig injuries. Companies usually sacrifice proper training and safety guidelines to meet drilling production demands of corporate headquarters. Onshore oil rigs can be old and operated with failing equipment which increases the chances the oil rig accidents. Accidents can also occur during the transporting of oil rig workers to the oil rig site. Some of the common negligent acts of oil companies include Occupational Safety Health Administration violations, inadequate safety equipment and procedures, machinery malfunction, and inadequate fall protection. Pursuing compensation for oil rig accidents can be difficult because of current Texas legislation; employees injured on oil rig accidents are protected by workers compensation insurance. Injured oil rig workers involved in litigation for injuries will find it necessary to file negligence against third party contractors.Get The Legal Representation You Deserve
Oil field companies have hired the best lawyers money can buy to protect their liability in the event of injuries to their employees. If you have been injured in an oil rig accident, the employer’s doctor is most likely to be biased and advise you to not seek the medical attention that you need. It’s very important in any type of oil rig injury that you seek a subsequent medical opinion from a board certified doctor on the advice and consent of your legal team. You want to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve so you can take care of yourself and your family. IF YOU OR YOR FAMILY MEMBER HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN AN OIL FIELD ACCIDENT, CALL CARABIN SHAW, DAY OR NIGHT. THE CONSULTATION IS FREE 1.800.862.1260.