Bryan-College Station Oilfield Injury Attorney
What Is an Oilfield Injury?
The oil and gas industry is a major part of the Texas economy, but it also comes with its fair share of risks for workers. Oilfield accidents can result in severe injuries or even fatalities. It is an unfortunate fact that injuries and death routinely occur when employers and oilfield contractors fail to properly care for the safety of oilfield workers.
Injuries can occur from lack of training, lack of adequate safety protections and procedures, and errors occurring in the drilling process. Typical oilfield injuries are serious and can inflict catastrophic consequences on workers and their families, including mounting medical bills, lost wages, scarring, disfigurement, and pain and suffering.
Failures on the part of those responsible for workers can include failure to guard floor and wall openings and holes, failure to provide emergency actions plans and fire prevention plans, failure to provide routine drilling rig and building maintenance, failure to provide workers with adequate personal protective equipment, including eye, face, head, and respiratory protection, failure to plan for and prevent fires and explosion, and failure to provide effective guards on dangerous machinery.
Injured? Request a free initial consultation at Paradowski Law with our Bryan-College Station oilfield injury lawyer via email or at (855) 524-2976 We also handle cases in the surrounding areas of Robinson, Burleson, Liam County, and Milam.
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Worker’s Compensation Insurance
Oil and gas drilling is dangerous work with long hours working on or near large, complex machinery, often in adverse conditions. If you are injured on the job as an oil field worker in Texas, you may or may not be covered by worker’s compensation. In addition to your own employer, there are typically many contractors at an oil or gas drilling site who may have caused or contributed to your injury.
These cases typically involve complex contribution, indemnity and immunity challenges made available by Chapter 95 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code. We handle oil and gas injury and death cases involving pipeline and plant explosions, transportation accidents, and premises defect cases.
Jeff Paradowski is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Jeff is a Bryan/College Station personal injury attorney with nearly 30 years of experience in representing oilfield workers who have been seriously injured and killed in oilfield and pipeline injury and explosion cases. If you are seeking legal representation or would like more information about our services, contact our office today for a free consultation.
What to Do After an Oilfield Accident or Explosion
If you or a loved one has been involved in an oilfield accident or explosion, it's important to understand your rights and the steps you should take to protect them.
At Paradowski Law, we recommend that you take the following steps after oilfield accidents and explosions:
- Seek medical attention: Your health and safety should be your top priority. Even if you don't feel injured, it's important to get checked out by a medical professional, as some injuries may not immediately manifest. Medical reports from doctors will verify your injuries, their extent, and the medical treatment you require.
- Report the incident: Notify your employer of the accident and follow any required reporting procedures.
- Document the scene: Take photos of the accident site and any equipment or conditions that may have contributed to the accident.
- Gather witness information: Collect the names and contact information of any witnesses who can provide statements about the accident.
- Consult with our oilfield accident attorney: Our experienced lawyer can review your case and determine the best course of action.