Working in the oilfield is a financially lucrative and professionally fulfilling job for many San Antonio residents. Yet, working on the oilfield is fraught with danger. Getting hurt on the oilfield often leads to serious, disabling, or deadly injuries. If you or someone you love was injured in an oilfield accident, schedule a free consultation with the experienced San Antonio oilfield accident attorneys of The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC. We’ve spent more than 20 years representing victims of oilfield injuries. We’re ready to help you, too.
What Should You Do After an Oilfield Accident?
Oilfield accidents are serious. Even if you don’t see obvious injuries, you can still be hurt. It’s important that:
You seek medical attention as soon as you can. Internal injuries are hard to detect without medical care. Internal bleeding or organ damage may have little to no signs. They will get worse, and potentially deadly, consequences.
Report the accident and injury to your employer as soon as you can. Most Texas employers are required to keep workers’ compensation insurance under state law. If you were on the clock, you should qualify for coverage. This can be very beneficial when it comes to handling your medical expenses and even lost wages.
If you can, take photos of the scene at the time you were injured. Some accidents are too severe for this step. You should, if possible, also take pictures of your injuries
Get the names and contact information of any witnesses. This can be highly beneficial for your claim.
Common Oilfield Accident Injuries
Given the nature of oilfield work, those who are injured can require a lifetime of ongoing medical care. Some of the most common injuries from oilfield accidents include:
Traumatic brain injuries
Illness or disease from silica dust exposure
Illness or disease from toxic chemical exposure
Illness or disease from exposure to hazardous vapors
Illness or disease from exposure to hazardous gases
Spinal cord injuries
These injuries can be complicated by explosions, falls, and fires just to name a few of the hazards. If you or someone you love suffered an injury while working on the oilfield, schedule a free consultation with the San Antonio oilfield injury attorneys of The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC. You may be eligible for compensation.
Should You Hire a San Antonio Oilfield Accident Attorney?
As someone who was hurt in the oilfield, you have valuable legal rights. Without legal representation, you may be at risk of:
Your employer denying liability or even blaming you for the accident that caused your injury
Your employer looking to fire you to reduce their liability
Using medical professionals to treat your injuries that you don’t want to use
Lost evidence that helps prove the oilfield accident caused your injury
Their workers’ compensation insurance adjuster doing whatever they can to minimize or flat-out deny your claim
Set up a Free Consultation Today
When you choose to hire a San Antonio oilfield accident attorney, your only job becomes focusing on your recovery. Our job is to work hard to protect your legal rights and see that you are treated fairly. Schedule your free consultation with The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC.