Oil Rig Accidents
All across Texas, drilling for oil and natural gas is in full swing. In order to meet the high demand for these natural resources, worker safety is often being overlooked by some companies in the name of profits. And when safety is overlooked, disastrous accidents can occur, resulting in bodily harm or death of oil rig employees or wreaking havoc on the environment. If you’ve been a victim of a local oil rig accident, you need an experienced San Antonio oil rig accident lawyer who knows how to properly handle these difficult cases and is capable of getting you the compensation you deserve.
Serious accidents can happen on drilling rigs in a blink of an eye. Oil rig accidents can cause serious bodily injuries to workers, many of whom are not trained or supervised properly or who have been placed on work sites without adequate training resulting in injuries to others.
And the numbers show that oil rig accidents are all too common in the United States. A CDC study showed that the offshore worker fatality rate is seven times higher than the U.S. national average. That makes offshore workers some of the most at-risk employees in the country.
Negligence is widely considered the primary cause of most oil rig accidents, but this negligence can take many forms. Below are a few examples of negligence that have led to injuries in cases handled by our oil rig accident lawyers serving San Antonio:
- Failure to implement safety devices
- Negligent operation of machinery and other devices
- Drug and alcohol abuse by supervisors or other workers
- Insufficient rig or equipment maintenance
- Unqualified or improperly trained workers
- Defective products and machinery
While some measures have been taken to ramp up safety regulations, oil rig deaths and injuries resulting from workplace accidents remain a critical problem across the nation. And because offshore drilling is continuously expanding in the United States, the number of offshore incidents that occur every year is likely to continue increasing as well. At Carabin & Shaw, we believe that oil companies must be held accountable for their failures to protect employees and the public from harm.
Since 1992, the dedicated attorneys at our firm have fought diligently to protect injured Texans by representing workers who have been hurt in serious accidents. Our oil rig accident attorneys in San Antonio will fight to pursue the maximum compensation available for covering your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other expenses you might have incurred through your injury or loss.
Our law firm represents injured workers and their families members who have lost loved ones in fatal oil rig accidents. Accidents that occur on oil rigs and in oil fields can cause serious (or fatal) injuries such as burns, broken bones, neck injuries, back injuries, or traumatic brain injuries. Such injuries can make it impossible for former oil rig employees to return to work and in some cases, can lead to permanent bodily damage or chronic pain. That’s why oil rig accident cases require highly qualified attorneys who know how to maximize the value of your settlement.
Our knowledgeable San Antonio oil rig accident lawyers are here to help you put your life back together in the aftermath of an oil rig accident. We have years of experience handling these difficult types of cases and will handle your case with the utmost professionalism and care. To find out what we can do for you, call us today at 800-862-1260 and request your free consultation.