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.