West Texas Oil Field Injuries Attorney
The oil fields of West Central Texas remain among the most productive in the U.S. with thousands of pumping stations in operations and new exploration derricks rising every year. Thousands of oil field workers and their families enjoy the economic benefits that result from the oil and gas industry throughout the region.
Unfortunately, oil and gas workers suffer among the highest rates of injuries and accidental deaths from industrial accidents. In a typical year, more than 600 oil field deaths occur nationally and Texas is at the top of the list, accounting for as high as 40 percent of the deaths.* Many hundreds more are severely injured in accidents that result in catastrophic injuries such as serious burns, fall injuries, head injuries from falling and swinging equipment, amputations, and crush fractures of the hands and feet.
In some cases, the accidents are the result of negligence or misconduct on the part of improperly trained workers and subcontractors on-site. In many cases, however, the injuries or deaths are the result of defective equipment or unsafe working conditions.
Oil field workers injured on the job are typically covered for medical care and lost wages by their employer’s workers’ compensation coverage. But workers’ comp only covers two-thirds of the amount of lost earnings. There are no benefits for pain, inconvenience or other intangible damages directly related to the injury or death of a loved one. Fortunately, the law allows an injured worker to sue for full and fair compensation through a process known as third-party litigation against the individual or corporate entity held liable for causing the accident, other than the employer.
A Lawyer With Years Of Experience In The Insurance Litigation Field
If you were injured in any kind of accident related to the oil industry in West Central Texas, turn your case over to Allen Law Firm in Abilene. Attorney Greg Allen will help you secure the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to, while also reviewing your case to determine whether you have a legitimate claim for damages against a third party. Greg offers nearly a quarter century of experience in personal injury claims and litigation. You can trust that he will work aggressively to help you and your family recover the full and fair monetary compensation you deserve.
Contact An Oil field Injury Attorney Who Cares
Call the firm in Abilene at 325-309-6533 or send an email to arrange a confidential free consultation about your oil field accident case.
*Statistics from Insurance Journal Report.