From North Dakota to Texas, and from California to Pennsylvania, the oil business has experienced an unprecedented expansion. New wells, new technologies and new demands have spiked oil production across the country. The increased production has also increased the demand for oil field workers. Many of these workers receive inadequate safety training, substandard protective equipment, and inexperienced supervision. All of these factors can lead to serious oil field injuries for these workers.
Oil field accidents can cause serious, if not fatal, injuries. Here’s how—and how an attorney can help you when it’s time to recover from oil field injuries.
Since the first wells were drilled in Pennsylvania in the early 1800s, oil field injuries have been a job hazard for those who would extract this valuable resource from its underground reserves. Today, oil field injuries can occur at drilling sites, fracking stations and offshore rigs. Heavy machinery, production quotas and high-pressure workplaces add to the risk that oil field workers encounter every day. Oil field workers face risks such as:
Drilling equipment accidents
Motor vehicle collisions
Slip and fall injuries
Growth in Oil Field Injuries
As new technologies have allowed drilling companies to access oil reserves that were previously unattainable, the demand for oil field workers has skyrocketed. As a consequence, the rate of oil field injuries has also increased. A study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that more than 664 oil field workers suffered fatal oil field injuries from 2007 to 2012. More than 260 of those fatal accidents occurred in Texas. Another study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found that most of those fatalities occurred due to vehicle accidents.
Types of Oil Field Injuries
The dangers workers face every day expose them to different types of oil field injuries. Some of these oil field injuries can include:
… and much more.
Qualifying for an Oil Field Injuries Lawsuit
When workers and their families are forced to deal with oil field injuries, they can suffer financially as well as physically. With such high demand for workers in the country’s oil patches, injured workers are frequently replaced without a second thought. Workers and families who have endured oil field injuries can qualify to file a lawsuit against the oil company. The attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm will examine each case to determine if the injured workers can regain a sense of independence and restore their family’s financial stability.
Awards from Oil Field Injuries Lawsuits
Workers who have suffered oil field injuries can often win substantial awards from their former employers. These awards can cover many of the expenses involved in recovering from oil field injuries, including:
Physician office visits
Pre-operative and post-operative care
Physical therapy and rehabilitation
Mental health care
Lost future earnings
Disability care costs
Pain and suffering
… and much more.
Know Your Rights in an Oil Field Injuries Lawsuit
To find out how we can help you with an oil field injuries lawsuit, contact us today at 877-892-2797. Our friendly staff will ask a few questions about your case and connect you to an oil field injuries lawsuit attorney. You can also fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form at the top of this page.