Roswell Oilfield Accident Attorney
Representing Injured Oilfield Workers & Their Loved Ones in New Mexico
One of the many risks oil industry workers face every day on the job is the risk of oil field accidents. These accidents can be varied in type, but they very commonly result in catastrophic bodily injury or even death. At Crow Law Firm, our Roswell oil field injury attorney provides comprehensive legal representation for victims of all types of oil field accidents, including oilrig trucking accidents, explosions and fires, falls, toxic exposure, and more. If you were injured or lost a loved one in an oil field accident in New Mexico or Texas, we can help.
How Do Oil Field Accidents Occur?
Oil industry workers and their supervisors are governed by numerous strict safety regulations meant to lower the inherent risk associated with this type of dangerous work. Despite this, accidents happen with alarming frequency.
Some of the dangers of oil drilling and common causes of oil field accidents include:
- Safety regulation violations
- Improper supervision
- Lack of sufficient training
- Defective equipment
- Inadequate maintenance
- Failure to conduct inspections
When supervisors, other employees, inspectors, and even oil companies as a whole are negligent, the dangers of oil drilling for workers increases. While no amount of financial compensation can negate the harm severe injuries cause, it can provide financial relief while injured employees are out of work and seeking medical care and allow for a much-needed sense of justice.
What are Common Oil Field Injuries?
According to the most recent data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2008 there were 120 fatal work injuries in the oil and gas extraction industry. Latest reports for nonfatal injuries in the oil industry were from 2007 and recorded over 4,200 instances of injuries that did not lead to death but required time away from work.
While injuries may vary in severity from one individual to the next, if your injury required you to take time away from work this can result in unexpected financial burden for both you and your family. Common oil field injuries can include (but are not limited to) any of the following:
- Injuries resulting from oil rig or vehicle collisions
- Getting pinned, caught in between, or hit by machinery present at the drill site
- Burns caused by explosions or fires
- Broken bones or other serious injuries caused by falls
- Electrical shock
- Serious injuries caused by defective machines or improper training
Tens of Millions Recovered for Our Clients
At Crow Law Firm, our oil field accident lawyer in Roswell has extensive experience in this complex area of law. Our firm has helped victims of oilfield and oilrig vehicle collisions and other types of accidents successfully secure full and fair compensation for their injuries, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, disabilities, and other damages. We can fight for you, too.
Request a complimentary consultation with our oil field injury lawyer today to discuss your oil field injuries; call (575) 222-2702.
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