Texas Oilfield Injuries and Workers Compensation
If you work in the oilfields in San Angelo, you already know that you have one of the most dangerous jobs in America. The most recent estimates suggest that oil and gas workers are seven times more likely to die on the job than workers in other professions—meaning that oilfield workers are essentially risking their lives every time they head to work. But did you know that workers’ compensation is often not enough to cover medical bills and financial losses following an oilfield accident in San Angelo?
If you’ve been hurt in a workplace accident—or if you simply want to learn more about the problems with the workers’ compensation system—our experts are here to help. Read on to learn more about Texas oilfield injuries and workers’ compensation, how to choose a West Texas oilfield injury attorney following an accident, and more.What Our San Angelo Work Injury Attorneys Want You to Know About Texas Oilfield Injuries and Workers’ Compensation Limitations
In many situations, workers’ compensation is not enough to fully cover oilfield accident victims’ medical expenses. In Texas, there are many reasons for this, including (but not limited to) the following:
- Texas, unlike other states, does not require employers to have workers’ compensation coverage.
- Workers’ compensation limits the amount and type of compensation that injured employees may receive—and these limits are set by the law.
- Many types of injuries are not required to be covered under workers’ compensation, including injuries caused by acts of God, injuries caused by a third party’s criminal act inflicted for personal reasons, and more.
For these reasons, it’s possible to receive workers’ compensation coverage following an accident and still end up saddled with medical bills that you are unable to pay. In these situations, a personal injury claim filed with the help of a qualified West Texas oilfield injury attorney can help you get the full amount of compensation you deserve.Choosing the Right Attorney Following an Oilfield Workplace Accident
Following an oilfield workplace accident, it’s important to consult with a lawyer to discuss your options and your next steps. But choosing the wrong attorney can jeopardize the outcome of your claim. If you choose an attorney who is inexperienced with oilfield accidents, they may not be able to determine the true value of your claim, and may advise you to settle for an amount that is less than what you are owed. Or worse, an unqualified lawyer may end up losing your case—in which case you will end up with nothing.
When looking for an attorney, you should choose someone who has extensive experience—and success—handling oilfield accident claims in your state. San Angelo work injury attorneys are familiar with the rules and laws governing the oil and gas industry in Texas, and are also experts at determining the cause of oilfield accidents through the use of expert witnesses.Have You Been Injured While Working in the Oilfields? You Need a Lawyer Now
Here at Carabin Shaw, not only do our attorneys specialize in oilfield accidents, but they also have 200 years of combined legal experience. We have recovered more than $500 million in compensation for our clients so far, and we want to help you maximize the value of your potential claim.
And at Carabin Shaw, we offer all new clients a no cost, no obligation consultation with a lawyer, meaning you have absolutely nothing to lose by giving us a call to determine if we can help you. To find out how an experienced personal injury attorney can help you after your oilfield accident in San Angelo, call our office serving San Angelo today at 432-620-0544 to receive a free consultation with a West Texas oilfield injury attorney.