Houston Oilfield Accident Lawyer
While Texas oilfield industry has created new job opportunities and has greatly benefited our economy, oilfield work is dangerous. In an effort to increase production and profits by oil and gas companies, oilfield workers are often exposed to many hazardous, such as well fires and explosions, falls, rig collapses, improper servicing and maintenance of equipment, and helicopter, airplane and motor vehicle accidents (resulting from transportation to and from job sites).
There are many causes of oilfield accidents. They include unsafe work conditions, fatigue (oilfield workers are required to work long hours, thereby increasing the chance of fatigue related accidents), improper training, improperly maintained equipment, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations on the part of the oil and gas companies.
Often, oilfield workers suffer serious injuries such as burns, paralysis, loss of limbs, brain injuries and death. OSHA reports that oilfield workers' fatality rate is seven times higher than the fatality rate in other industries. Texas is among the top three states in oil and gas industry fatal work injuries. According the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, motor vehicle crashes account for the largest number of fatalities in the oil and gas industry every year.
When oilfield workers are injured due to the negligence of their employers, they deserve compensation for their injuries. Oil and gas companies must be held accountable for their unsafe practices to ensure that the victims of their negligence are fairly compensated and to prevent future injuries to oilfield workers.
If you were injured in an oil field accident, you need an experienced attorney to recover for you the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, impairment, disfigurement, pain and suffering and mental anguish.
CALL FOR A FREE CONSULTATION WITH A HOUSTON ACCIDENT LAWYER
If you or a loved one is a victim of an oilfield injury, call the Law Offices of Alexander M. Gurevich at (713) 224-9600 to connect with an experienced Houston accident attorney. Your initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we work on a contingent fee basis. This means you pay for our services only if you receive a monetary award or recovery of funds. Do not delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but you must settle your claim or file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires.