What If I Was Hurt In The Oil Fields?
Updated: Apr 23
Oil field accidents are extremely devastating. There are millions of individuals employed with oil field companies and they are all at risk every day. While work-related injuries are unavoidable, oil field workers face extreme and potentially fatal conditions. Oil fields injuries may include fire and gas explosions, traffic collisions, struck-by or caught-between accidents, toxic material exposure, slip and fall accidents, equipment malfunction, drilling blowouts, etc. If you were injured, just remeber, YOU HAVE RIGHTS! Some companies offer workers compensation coverage for their employees and others may not. But just because the state of Texas does not require employers to offer workers’ compensation benefits, an injured employee can directly pursue litigation against the employer. If you are an oil field employee who was injured in an accident but do not work for an employer who offers this insurance, its vital you seek legal help as their are crucial steps that attorney needs to take in order to maximize your recovery. Time is of the essence. If you wait even a week after your injury to employ the services of an attorney, it could be detrimental to your case.
Examples of oil field accidents:
Traumatic brain injury
Sensory loss, such as vision or hearing
Neck, back, and spine injuries
Scarring and permanent disfigurement
After sustaining an injury, you must immediately seek medical attention and gather all possible evidence to document what you have endured and the care you will require, including physician reports, medication prescriptions, surgeries, procedures, long-term care, treatment, etc. If you wait too long to seek medical attention, it could be what makes or breaks your case.