Injured in an Oilfield Accident? TO US YOU ARE NOT JUST A NUMBER, YOU ARE FAMILY

Oilfield Accident Lawyer in San Antonio

Our Legal Team of Work Accident Lawyers Can Help You Seek Compensation

At The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, we are dedicated to fighting for our clients’ rights to compensation for work-related injuries. Oilfield accidents can result in serious injuries that require expensive medical treatments and time off work. It is important to get legal assistance right away, and our San Antonio oilfield accident lawyers have years of experience helping clients maximize their compensation. We can help you file a claim and represent you against insurance companies in disputed cases.

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What You Should Know About Oilfield Accidents

Texas is the leading state for crude oil production, accounting for nearly 30% of the refining capacity for the United States. In 2016, more than 70 medical incidents were reported, and 3 fatalities occurred. Oilfield accidents can lead to injuries such as brain trauma, broken bones, serious burns, and spinal cord injuries. Whether you are a driller, operator, maintenance technician, or other employee, it is important to seek compensation after an accident of this nature.

Common causes of oilfield accidents include:

  • Drilling operation blowouts
  • Toxic chemical leaks
  • Gas leak explosions
  • Equipment malfunctions

Whatever your situation, our San Antonio oilfield accident lawyers can provide legal advice and representation. If you are injured in an oilfield accident, you should document the incident by taking pictures, talking to fellow employees or other witnesses, and writing down as much as you know. Even if insurance companies try to dispute your claim, you can have evidence to back up your argument in court.

Oilfield Accident FAQs

1. What are common oilfield accident-related injuries?

Oilfield and oil rig injuries are often quite severe and can lead to permanent harm, physical limitations, or death. A few of the most common injuries resulting from oilfield accidents include head injuries (such as mild, moderate, or severe traumatic brain injuries), neck and back injuries, spinal cord injuries (including paralysis), loss of limbs, broken bones, burn injuries, and exposure to toxic chemicals.

2. What should you do after an oilfield accident?

After an oil or gas accident, you should notify your immediate supervisor about your injuries. Failure to do so could result in you not only losing your job but also your ability to recover workers’ compensation. Once your employer has been notified of the accident, seek immediate medical attention for your injuries. Receiving an accurate diagnosis of your condition immediately following an accident is critical to recovering the most compensation. Finally, contact an experienced oil field accident lawyer to help you deal with your employer and their insurance company, find the right doctors and decide whether filing a lawsuit is the right decision for you.

3. Who can be held liable for injuries sustained in an oilfield accident?

If your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance, they are typically immune from a lawsuit. However, this does not prevent you from suing a third party, under certain circumstances. Depending on the nature of your accident, there may be several parties responsible. An attorney can launch an investigation into liable parties such as construction and oilfield site owners, general contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, engineers, architects and more.

4. What is the typical recovery time from an oilfield injury?

Depending on the severity of the injury, recovery time can vary from days or weeks to months or years. Recovery time also depends on a person’s age or health, which would be longer for the elderly and those with poor health. A physician can assess your injuries for the best treatment plan and give you an adequate recovery time.

5. What can you do if your loved one was killed in an oilfield accident?

The fatal injury rate in the construction, oil, gas and mining industries is among the highest in the country. If your loved one was killed, an attorney can help you pursue a wrongful death case. You may be able to recover compensation for financial support the deceased person provided, emotional damages, medical expenses and funeral costs.

Passionate Representation Working On A Contingency Fee Basis

If you have been injured in an oilfield accident, it is important to file a claim as soon as possible. The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC can represent you to insurance companies and help you make informed decisions about your case. Whether your claim is settled in a Benefit Review Conference or goes to court for judicial review, our San Antonio injury attorneys can stand confidently by your side. We know each situation is different, and we can analyze the details of your case to determine a course of action that helps meet your needs.

If you have been injured in an oilfield accident, contact our firm today for a free consultation. We can help you secure workers' compensation benefits.

The Aguirre Law Firm examines worker’s compensation cases for possible third party, nonsubscriber and wrongful termination claims. If your case is solely a worker’s compensation case, The Aguirre Law Firm will refer you to a lawyer who exclusively practices worker’s compensation law.