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Oil Field Injuries

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TEXAS OILFIELD INJURY ATTORNEYS

 

Oil and gas drilling is dangerous and fast-paced work, with long hours working on or near large, complex machinery and often in adverse conditions. Oilfield workers suffer injuries on the job at a high rate, and these injuries can result in serious long-term disabilities that can impact the worker and his family for years. Many of these tragedies are caused by poor and rushed decision making, improper training, defective equipment, or insufficient safety features. It is important for oilfield injury victims to obtain the compensation that they need for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Often, injured oilfield workers believe that their only recourse is through worker’s compensation. However, oilfield workers are often injured by the negligence of third parties, including manufacturers of oilfield equipment and third-party contractors who are unaffiliated with the injured worker’s company. Also, worker’s compensation doctors often misdiagnose, or under-diagnose, injuries, and a second medical opinion is often needed.

The attorneys at Derryberry Zips Wade are experienced in pursuing justice for the victims of oilfield injuries.

INJURIES SUSTAINED FROM OILFIELD TRAGEDIES

 

In such a dangerous line of work, injuries in an oilfield tend to be more devastating than a typical workers’ compensation claim. Oilfield injuries can include:

  • Severe burns
  • Electrocution
  • Broken bones
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Loss of limbs
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals and gases

CAUSES OF OILFIELD INJURIES

 

Drilling for oil requires the use of heavy equipment, high-speed machinery, and the use of combustibles. Oilfield tragedies are often catastrophic, resulting in serious injuries. Some common causes of oilfield incidents include:

  • Equipment failure
  • Drilling rig accidents
  • Faulty communication between operators and employees
  • Inadequately trained employees
  • Inefficient safeguards and rushed work environments
  • Violations of safety policies and procedures

 

The attorneys at Derryberry Zips Wade are experienced in pursuing justice for the victims of oilfield tragedies. If you or someone you love has sustained an oilfield injury caused by an oilfield drilling rig tragedy, you need an experienced oilfield injury attorney. Contact Derryberry Zips Wade for a free consultation.

DERRYBERRY ZIPS WADE WILL FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS AND HOLD WRONGDOERS ACCOUNTABLE.

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