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Austin Oil Field Injury Lawyer

The attorneys at Hilliard Law have received numerous honors and awards for their work on high-profile cases. We have the skills and experience to fight for you and help you secure the best possible result.

Texas produces 43% of the United States’ crude oil, making it the top crude oil-producing state in the nation. With the abundance of heavy machinery, toxic substances, and the prevalent risk of explosions and fire, Texas oil fields present many risks of injury. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, an estimated 4,000 oil field employees sustain injuries annually. If you sustained injuries in an oil field accident, you deserve trustworthy representation who will work tirelessly for your compensation and hold the at-fault party accountable.

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We understand the dangers of working in oil fields and the various causes that may contribute to injuries. At Hilliard Law, we have over 30 years of experience representing injury victims in the Austin area. We are well-versed in Texas law and have the skills to help you understand who may be liable for your injuries, what damages you may recover, and how we can help you achieve a successful outcome.

What Qualifies as an Oil Field Accident in Texas?

While oil field workers typically understand the dangers of their job, their employers have a legal responsibility to take all measures to protect them. Oil field injuries could be a result of the following:

  • Old or defective industrial equipment
  • Insufficient training
  • Lack of supervision
  • Equipment collapses
  • Inadequate safety equipment
  • Not following regulations
  • Falls from heights or slip-and-falls

These causes put oil field workers in further danger and can cause serious injuries like the following:

  • Head injuries
  • Burns
  • Electrocutions
  • Hearing or vision loss
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Concussions
  • Exposure to harmful substances

If you have been injured in an oil field due to another party’s negligence, you have the right to pursue legal action. Our Austin oil field injury attorneys can manage all aspects of your claim and work with you to determine who is responsible for the accident.

Understanding Liability in Oil Field Injury Claims

After an oil field accident, you may wonder who to hold responsible for your injuries. Oil field owners and oil worker employers are responsible for ensuring the equipment is properly maintained and safe as well as providing thorough training and safety tools for their employees. Depending on the causes of your injuries, the following parties may be liable:

  • Oil field employers
  • Landowners
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Oil transport companies
  • Third-party contractors

We understand determining who may be liable can be challenging, especially if you do not know exactly what caused your accident. Our compassionate legal team is here to listen to the details of your situation and help you recover your losses. Call our oil field injury attorneys in Austin for help!

What Damages Can You Recover After an Austin Oil Field Accident?

We understand that the aftermath of an oil field injury can be overwhelming and expensive. Recovery should be your top priority, and with the help of our Austin oil field injury lawyers, you do not have to go through the legal process alone. Based on the details of your claim and how your injuries have impacted your life, you may be able to recover the following damages:

  • Ambulance ride
  • Hospital bills
  • Current and future medical bills
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy and other treatments
  • Medications
  • Lost wages and benefits from missed work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Reduced quality of life

While some damages, like medical bills and treatment costs, are straightforward, others, like pain and suffering, are not as clear. We may be able to help you understand the scope of your case and how much compensation you can recover.

Contact an Austin Oil Field Injury Lawyer at Hilliard Law

Working with heavy machinery and toxic materials in oil fields presents many dangers to those who work in them. If you have sustained injuries in an oil field through no fault of your own, the responsible party should be held accountable, and you deserve compensation for your losses.

At Hilliard Law, we have decades of experience and extensive knowledge of Texas law to support you in every aspect of your claim. Our firm’s leader, Robert Hilliard, has over 35 years of experience and has received many honors for his work on high-profile cases. Our personal injury attorneys have the skills and knowledge to fight for you and provide top-notch representation. 

To schedule a free consultation, call us at (866) 927-3420 or fill out our contact form.

Real Results ReaL Justice

  • $25
    Million Verdict
    Negligent Security

    In May 2013, Mr. Hilliard was the lead trial attorney who obtained a $25 million jury verdict in a premises liability case in Nueces County, Texas. His client, a security guard for a downtown Corpus Christi building, was severely beaten while at work.

  • $18
    Million Verdict*
    Wrongful Death

    After only 3 days of trial, a San Patricio County, Texas jury returned a returned a record-breaking $18 million verdict, including $10 million in punitive damages, on behalf of our client, the widow of a trucker and handyman, who died after falling through a roof.

  • $13
    Million Settlement
    Catastrophic Injury

    Hilliard Law attorneys won a $13M settlement for a crane truck operator who was paralyzed in a workplace accident.

  • $11.5
    Million Settlement
    Catastrophic Injury

    Hilliard Law attorneys achieved a $11.5M settlement for a man who sustained burn injuries in a workplace accident.

  • $10
    Million Settlement
    Catastrophic Injury

    While working at a chemical facility, our client was instructed by the owner to climb to the top of a vessel to install spacers on a pipe when he was suddenly and without warning exposed to high concentrations of deadly chemical gases, including carbon monoxide, nitrogen, hydrogen, and hydrogen sulfide.

  • $6.4
    Million Verdict
    Hip Injury

    As lead trial lawyer, Mr. Hilliard successfully represented a 90-year-old Corpus Christi woman who was injured when a hospital’s sliding door closed on her, crushing her hip.

How Can an Austin Oil Field Injury Lawyer Help With Your Claim?

According to Texas law, you have two years from the date of your accident to file your claim. While this may seem like a long time, recovery can take longer than anticipated, and other delays may get in the way. With the help of our oil field injury lawyers in Austin, we may be to help you with the following aspects of your case:

  • Conducting a thorough investigation
  • Gathering evidence like medical records, video footage, and witness testimony
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Negotiating with your employer and insurance companies
  • Filing your claim properly
  • Using legal knowledge to answer all your questions
  • Utilizing valuable resources to build a stronger case
  • Determining liable parties
  • Taking your case to court if necessary

Due to the complex nature of oil field injury claims, having an Austin oil field accident lawyer may better your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve. We strive to settle your case outside of court with your employer and insurance companies. If we take on your case, we work on a contingent fee basis, so you do not pay us unless we win.

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It’s our mission to hold the powerful accountable for their wrongdoing. Reach out to our team immediately regarding your case to schedule a free attorney consultation today.