Texas Oil Drilling Accident Cases
In Texas and the Gulf Coast, drilling for oil and gas is extremely common. With that constant activity to meet the high demand for these natural resources, worker safety is sometimes overlooked in the name of profits. Accidents can happen in oil fields and on drilling rigs that cause serious injuries to workers, many of whom are not trained or supervised properly. Oil companies should be held accountable for their failure to protect employees from harm.
Types of Oil Drilling Accidents
Oil Platform Construction Accident Lawyer
The construction of oil platforms and oil rigs is often a dangerous task for workers on the project, particularly when proper safety measures are not taken during the process. The negligence of construction supervisors, co-workers, manufacturers and other third parties can often contribute to accidents during oil platform construction that results in serious injuries.
At Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., we pride ourselves in aggressively representing oil platform construction workers and their family members following a serious accident. Our firm has significant experience and legal knowledge, in addition to a network of industry experts, which helps us thoroughly investigate accident cases in Texas. We will use our resources to assist clients and their families throughout the process.
Texas Oil Rig Burns and Explosions Lawyers
People who work on or man oil field rigs, or oil fields, in the Gulf of Mexico, are often faced with dangerous conditions on the job. One of these dangers is the possibility of an explosion, which can have catastrophic results for workers. In many cases, these explosions are caused by negligence and/or misconduct on the part of supervisors, co-workers and others on the job. Oil rig explosion victims and their families deserve to be compensated for their injuries and other damages.
At the law firm of Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., our McAllen lawyers represent workers across the Gulf of Mexico and Texas who have been injured in oil rig explosions and the families of accident victims in wrongful death lawsuits. Learn more about your options and how we can help you after an accident that results in serious or fatal injuries.
Texas Oil Refinery Explosions
Cases that involve fires and explosions at oil refineries result in not only workers’ compensation claims, but also third-party lawsuits. We take immediate action upon representing a case. Refinery owners may cover their tracks when a worker gets injured. Our attorneys move quickly to secure a restraining order to prevent the refinery from making repairs or modifications. We want to stop the company from destroying evidence and cleaning up the mess that left the employee injured.
Investigators visit the accident site to help us build a fact-based claim. Upon filing a lawsuit, we identify fault through discovery, OSHA reports, interrogatories and depositions. Because of our past experience litigating refinery explosions that caused burns and toxic emissions, we can handle the complexities and overcome the hurdles that the opposing side often presents in these types of cases.
Our Oil Rig Explosion Lawyer Can Help Victims of the Following Types of Oil Rig Explosion Injuries
Oil rig explosions may result from fires, blowouts, chemical spills, equipment failure, severed power lines and accidents on drilling rigs. The injuries that result from these explosions can range widely and may include:
- Chemical exposure
- Loss of hearing and sight
You may be eligible to file a claim under the Jones Act if you have been injured in an oil rig accident that occurred in the Gulf or other navigable waterways. This may allow you to recover compensation for damages, including medical expenses. You may also be eligible to recover under common law if you are injured in the Eagle Ford Shale Foundation or other oil fields.
Experienced Oil Drilling Accident Law Firm
At Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., we represent individuals who work on drilling rigs and in oil fields throughout Texas. Oil refinery accident law firm has been helping injured workers for almost two decades with their personal injury claims. They have a comprehensive knowledge of the laws that impact these claims and the complexities of cases that involve injured or killed workers in oil drilling accidents.
The Causes of Oil Drilling Accidents Our Oil Drilling Accident Lawyer Is Very Familiar with
Oil drilling and oil field accidents can have a wide range of causes that include:
- Insufficient rig or equipment maintenance
- Unqualified or improperly trained workers
- Defective products and machinery
- Failure to implement safety devices
- Negligent operation of machinery and other devices
- Drug and alcohol abuse
These accidents can often result in serious injuries that include burns, broken bones, neck injuries, back injuries and traumatic brain injuries. In the worst cases, they can result in death.
Oil Field Safety in Texas
Our lawyers are extremely knowledgeable regarding oil field safety standards in Texas and the common causes of oil field accidents. Agencies, such as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), have strict oil field safety regulations. Our firm will work with credible experts to evaluate liability for these accidents and whether regulations were broken in the process.
We will identify fault through discovery, OSHA reports, depositions and cross-examination. Given our past experience, we can handle the complexities of litigation resulting from oil field accidents.