San Antonio, Laredo, and Eagle Ford Shale Region Oilfield Injury Lawyers
United States Bureau of Labor statistics can substantiate that, in 2008 alone, twenty-four oil and gas workers died within ten separate incidents; that means for each disaster, at least two people were killed. Over 50% of these victims died as a direct result of actions connected to transportation in the industry; another 33% of the deaths were a result of fires and explosions. Each was a tragedy that might have been easily avoided. San Antonio, Laredo, and Eagle Ford Shale region oil field injury lawyers have observed an increase in suffering and loss to San Antonio residents due to oil and gas industry disasters.
Carabin & Shaw attorneys can tell you that these statistics first started being kept by the Bureau of Labor on fatalities and injuries in the oil industry in 1992; these records show that employees who suffered oil and gas accidents had a fatality rate 7 times higher than those from other industries.
As of 2011, there were approximately half of a million people directly employed in the oil and gas production. In the San Antonio Texas area, there were roughly 3,000 individuals directly employed in the industry, with another 200,000 working in jobs that support this powerful and financially lucrative business. The influential oil and gas industry supports another whopping 10.3 million jobs throughout the United States. Additionally, the Bureau of Labor reports that fatalities in the oil and gas industry in San Antonio and throughout Texas are the highest on record for any state in the country.
The numbers are staggering. The attorneys of Carabin & Shaw law offices recognize the immense danger and long term impact their client’s face when confronted with an oil and gas accident; that’s why our lawyers fight hard for you and your loved ones when they find themselves in these terrible circumstances.More Oil and Gas Industry Statistics
There were a total of 1,300 non-fatal injuries to employees working directly in the oil and gas industry in 2011; another 8,500 injuries were suffered by people working in supportive activities to this explosive and volatile industry. In 2011, roughly every 6th person in the industry suffered some type of injury. A San Antonio oil field injury attorney at Carabin & Shaw can prove that workers in the industry suffer oil and gas accidents at a higher rate of frequency due to the extreme danger this type of work entails.
Dangerous and frequently unstable, work in the oil and gas industry often results in a trail of injuries and loss of life. By 2012, fatalities had reached an all-time high: they were 5-7 times higher than fatalities occurring in other professions or industries. The list of potentially dangerous activities, accounting for all types of risk factors, includes but is certainly not limited to:
- Falls from heights,
- Chemical spills
- Transportation accidents,
- Equipment malfunctions,
- Falling debris, and many others.
Often times there are unreported and unaddressed incidents leading up to the accident that could have prevented the accident; if any of these oil and gas related accidents have happened to you, you will need the services of an expert attorney to protect your right to compensation.Trust Carabin & Shaw to Handle Your Injury Claim
San Antonio, Laredo, and Eagle Ford Shale region oil field injury lawyers are standing by to help you and your loved ones get to the bottom of exactly what happened.
- What kind of negligence resulted in your injury or the death of your loved one?
- Why wasn’t the tragedy you're facing foreseen and prevented, and could it have been?
- What safety measures did they fail to implement or rectify?
- Was there equipment that wasn’t properly maintained?
These are just the surface of questions our attorneys will ask. The Carabin & Shaw law offices are located in San Antonio and throughout the state; we’re here for you with the experience you need to win.
If you or your loved ones have suffered death or injury due to an oil field accident, Carabin & Shaw’s attorneys will fight to get the maximum restitution for you and your family. Call us today, and let us help you get the compensation you need and deserve. Our courteous and professional team of expert attorneys at Carabin & Shaw is standing by to provide you with a free case consultation, as well as answer all of your questions in English and Spanish.
San Antonio, Laredo, and Eagle Ford Shale region oil field injury lawyers are ready to fight for you and your family, for your future! Call us in San Antonio at 210-222-2288, or toll-free at 800-862-1260 day or night, for more information. Se habla Español!