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Texas Oil Field Injury Attorneys

Lawyers Experienced in Texas Oil Field Accident Cases

Oil field accidents are among the most dangerous in the Lone Star State. Oil field workers expose themselves to hazardous conditions and materials every day. Unfortunately, if someone acts negligently, accidents can occur, and victims can suffer severe and sometimes fatal injuries.

The costs of recovering from an oil field accident can be astronomical, and many victims and their families can find themselves overwhelmed and financially debilitated. Workers who have sustained oil field injuries may have the right to pursue compensation for any losses they have suffered. With the help of our experienced Texas oil field injury lawyers at Hilliard Law, we will fight to obtain the justice you deserve. An oil field accident settlement may assist with the financial burdens of a severe injury, lost wages, and other substantial losses you may have experienced due to your accident. The oil and gas industry is booming, and oil field accidents are on the rise, too.

We know that oil field work is dangerous, so if you have been injured in an oil field, schedule a free initial consultation by calling (866) 927-3420 or contacting us online.

What Causes Texas Oil Field Accidents?

Working in an oil field can expose workers to daily threats to their health and safety. In fact, working in a West Texas oil field is among the most high-risk professions due to the abundance of heavy machinery, toxic substances, and the prevalent risk of explosions and fire. With so many dangerous factors that come from this line of work, there are countless ways for workers to suffer from severe injuries in the event of an accident. Our Texas oil field injury attorneys are familiar with the many factors that can lead to accidents and are prepared to help you enforce your rights if you suffer harm. 

Some of the most common causes of oil field accidents include:

  • Falls. One of the most common causes of oil field accidents is falling from a substantial height. Often, oil rigs and other elevated equipment can become slick, putting workers more at risk of falls. Fall injuries can be especially insidious, as many accident victims do not realize they are severely injured for days or weeks. If you fell in an oil field accident, it is in your best interest to seek professional medical attention as soon as possible.
  • Faulty equipment. If oil field equipment is not properly maintained, it could malfunction and result in severe injuries for anyone using or in the vicinity of the defective equipment. Manufacturer defects may also contribute to faulty equipment accidents. Since oil field equipment is typically extremely heavy, victims of equipment-related accidents often suffer life-altering and even fatal injuries.
  • Explosions and fires. Trucks, wells, and tanks can all release different types of highly flammable gasses while they are being operated on oil fields. If these gasses are ignited, a deadly fire or explosion may follow, leaving workers in the oil field severely injured.
  • Motor vehicle accidents. Many oil field workers operate a car or truck as part of their daily responsibilities. Vehicles may collide with one another or a worker on foot. While these accidents can have various causes, one common factor may be driver or employer negligence.
  • Well blowouts. A well blowout is an uncontrolled release of oil during the drilling process. This can be highly dangerous, as they can become easily ignited and result in an oil fire that may leave any oil workers with severe burns or other serious injuries.
  • Poorly maintained worksites. As with any line of work, a poorly maintained worksite can lead to damaging injuries. This type of accident is often due to the negligence of other workers or employees.
  • Undertrained employees. While employers are supposed to only hire workers with comprehensive training on how to safely use dangerous equipment, some cut corners. When employers hire inexperienced and untrained workers, they create an environment that may pose a threat to everyone else in the oil field.

Common Injuries Sustained in Texas Oil Field Accidents

Unfortunately, oil field accidents are responsible for dozens of fatalities every year. While the severity of a victim’s injuries depends heavily on the nature of their accident, many accidents impact victims for years to come.

Some common injuries sustained in Texas oil field accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Bone fractures
  • Burn injuries
  • Amputation or other loss of limb
  • Severe cuts and lacerations
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Chest injuries
  • Joint injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Lung damage
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Death

While some injuries may seem minor immediately following an accident, they may worsen significantly over time without proper treatment. It is always wise to see a doctor as soon as possible following an oil field accident. 

How Can an Oil Field Accident Attorney Help You?

If you were injured in an oil field accident, you do not have to fight to obtain compensation alone. Your main focus should be healing and recovering from your injuries. Our skilled Texas oil field injury lawyers at Hilliard Law have decades of experience and a proven track record of achieving justice for our clients.

Some of the ways our attorneys can help you include:

  • Conducting a thorough investigation into your case
  • Interviewing eyewitnesses
  • Gathering essential evidence
  • Reviewing your medical records
  • Filing all paperwork correctly and on time
  • Advocating for your interests before and during trial
  • Negotiating with all parties involved
  • Answering all of your legal questions
  • Being your guide and confidant during this challenging time

Your attorney will work with you to understand every detail surrounding your accident so they can build a strong oil field injury lawsuit and advise you on your best path forward. Through a personal injury claim, you may be able to collect damages for your physical, emotional, and financial losses.

Speak to one of our seasoned lawyers during your free consultation by calling (866) 927-3420, or fill out our online 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.

Work with Our Experienced Oil Field Accident Attorneys Today

If you have suffered an injury in an oil field accident, you need an experienced attorney in your corner. At Hilliard Law, our personal injury lawyers have been helping victims of oil field accidents since 1985. We know how to fight for you and provide knowledgeable legal guidance throughout the legal process.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an oilfield accident, every second counts. Contact the dedicated team of personal injury attorneys at Hilliard Law for a free and confidential consultations.

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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.