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Our lawyers at Hilliard Law will provide the information and representation you need to fully understand your claim and the processes required to recover monetary compensation.

In the United States, nearly every activity requires some sort of motor vehicle transportation. Whether it’s a bus, car, or Uber, most people in the U.S. rely heavily on vehicles operating on fuel. A US Energy Information Administration (EIA) study reported that the United States consumed around 7.26 billion barrels of petroleum in 2021. While the need for oil continues, those working in the industry may suffer serious injuries due to negligence and the proximity to dangerous equipment.

Regardless of the risky environment and equipment, oil field workers have a right to a safe work environment. Companies must follow strict rules and regulations to ensure oil field workers’ health and safety. If someone disregards these rules and jeopardizes their workers, an injured worker can pursue legal action and hold them accountable for their negligence. Our attorneys at Hilliard Law have years of combined experience fighting for clients across Texas. We take pride in our quality of representation and will do everything in our power to receive the best possible outcomes for your claim. 

How the Neglect of United States Oil Fields and Gas Pipelines Causes Severe Accidents

Underneath schools, homes, businesses, and interstates are miles of oil and gas pipelines weaving through the United States. The old system of channels is just below the surface and inhabits both the countryside and heavily populated areas. Some pipelines are over 70 years old and require significant maintenance. Neglect and unsatisfactory maintenance may cause people to suffer long-term injuries.

The US Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration reports over 200 “Significant Pipeline Incidents” citations annually in the United States. These numbers hold major accidents that cause debilitating injuries, environmental contamination, and even fatalities. As the US neglects the dangerous gas and oil pipelines, more and more people may suffer long-term harm. If you are a victim of oil field negligence, speak with a Laredo oil field injury lawyer to understand what compensation you may be eligible to recover.

Who Is At Fault for an Oil Field Accident?

In order to efficiently extract oil from designated sites, an oil field worker requires many skill sets. An oil field company’s chain of command is complex, and each person has specific responsibilities overseen by an experienced supervisor. The hierarchy of responsibility ensures everyone is trained and understands their roles within the company. With an organized management flow, it is easy to understand who is in charge of the process and when someone neglects their duties. 

However, some people disregard the safety of oil rig workers and place them in danger. In most oil rig accident cases, either the employer, manufacturer, or another third party holds the responsibility for the injuries and damage a person sustains. If a piece of equipment malfunctions because of the manufacturer’s negligence or you are unduly exposed to dangerous machinery or toxic substances, you have the right to pursue legal action against them and potentially other parties. 

What Compensation Could I Recover After an Oil Field Accident?

Regardless of your job, working in an oil field requires encountering and handling dangerous equipment and substances. If you suffer life-threatening injuries in an oil field accident, you may be able to recover the following types of compensation with the help of a professional Laredo oil field accident attorney:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Hospital and treatment bills
  • Cost of physical therapy and rehabilitation 
  • Prescription medication expenses
  • Lost wages or income
  • Property damage
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Punitive damages

Oil field workers are essential to sustaining US residents’ livelihoods. Without their hard work and skillset, many would be unable to perform their jobs, and our economy would collapse. Unfortunately, some companies disregard the safety of their workers, and cause serious accidents. Those injured have a right to hold them accountable. 

Schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable Laredo oil field injury attorneys by filling out our contact form  or calling (866) 927-3420 today.

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.

Contact an Experienced Oil Field Injury Lawyer in Laredo

Texas law allows employees injured in an oil field accident to file an injury claim one year from the date of the accident. However, depending on the type of claim, non-employees may have up to a two-year timeframe to file their accident. Our Laredo oil field injury lawyers have been helping victims since 1985 and we will work hard to fight for you as well.

Our lawyers at Hilliard Law will provide the information and representation you need to fully understand your claim and the processes required to recover monetary compensation. If we take your case, we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t 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.