Roswell Oil Rig Accident Attorney
Standing Up for Oil Rig Workers in New Mexico & West Texas
Life on an oil rig can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Yet, oil rig jobs are inherently very dangerous, and workers’ lives are at risk every day. Most offshore drilling companies practice strict oil rig safety—nonetheless accidents can and do happen. From large scale disasters like the Deepwater Horizon explosion of 2010 to small but potentially deadly accidents like falls from great heights, the perils of an oil rig are real and ever present. Crow Law Firm in Roswell is prepared to help if you or a loved one is injured or killed while working offshore. Our oil rig accident attorney will fight to win compensation for you and your loved ones which will help you better attain the justice and closure you deserve.
Oil Rig Safety
Practicing oil rig safety, even if you are a seasoned and experienced offshore employee, is by far the best deterrent of oil rig accident injuries. Workers with 10 years of offshore experience or less are 85% more likely to be killed on the job than an employee with 11 or more years of experience, showcasing just how long it can take to get accustomed to the dangers of such a career.
Here are some tips for staying safe on an oil rig:
- Always wear fall protection when working in high places, including anchors, body harnesses, and connectors
- Avoid struck by hazards by attaching your tools to a work belt or surface
- Use guardrails or another barrier system to prevent objects from falling to lower levels
- Barricade areas below elevated work zones
- Wear a hard hat
- Never stand under a suspended load
- Perform daily safety inspections
- Prohibit fire hazards such as spark producing equipment, catalytic converters, and cigarettes
- Follow any and all safety rules
Falls and struck by hazards are especially common and fatal accidents that come with working on an oil rig.
Common causes of falls in the oil and gas industry include:
- Unprotected edges
- Slips or trips
- Improper ladder use
- Improper use (or lack of) fall arrest systems
- Unstable working surfaces
By practicing oil rig safety, you are setting yourself up for a safe and rewarding career. However, though we genuinely hope that an offshore worker never has need of our services, the occasional accident is inevitable despite all the safety measures in place. This is where we come in.
How Our Firm Can Help
Crow Law Firm has been in business for over a decade by providing client-focused and effective representation to accident victims across New Mexico and West Texas. Founding attorney B.J. Crow opened his law practice specifically to assist with personal injury claims. He has successfully advocated for many people who work in the oil industry, as well as their families. We are proud to have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our injured clients.
B.J. is very knowledgeable and really fought for my family.- Larry
B.J. Crow and his office did an excellent job fighting on my behalf.- Mike B.
I highly recommend Crow Law Firm!- Destiny C.
B.J. and his staff were extremely professional.- John B.
Crow Law Firm got me the compensation I deserved.- Former Client