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Texas Oil Rig Explosion Lawsuits

At Hilliard Law, our attorneys are passionate about defending the rights of oil rig explosion victims. We find the negligence that contributes to these deadly accidents unacceptable and will fight tirelessly to hold the parties responsible for the explosion fully accountable for the losses you have suffered.

Texas oil rig employees are exposed to daily hazards such as toxic chemicals, heavy machinery, and fire risks. Unfortunately, oil rig explosions occur all too often in the Lone Star State, leaving victims and their families to contend with the devastating aftermath. Oil rig explosion victims often suffer severe burns, blunt force trauma, and even death. If you have been injured in an oil rig explosion, you may have legal recourse through an oil rig explosion lawsuit.

At Hilliard Law, our attorneys are committed to helping oil rig explosion victims recover from their injuries and pursue justice. Our oilfield accident attorneys have 36 years of experience protecting oil rig workers’ rights across Texas. We are familiar with the unique nature of oil rig explosion accidents and hope to apply our extensive knowledge and skills to your case.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an oil rig explosion, call us immediately at (866) 927-3420 for a free consultation.

How Can Negligence Contribute to an Oil Rig Explosion?

Often, oil rig explosions are preventable. The most common cause of deadly oil rig explosions is negligence or failure to adhere to essential safety protocols. 

A few ways that negligence may contribute to an oil rig explosion include the following:

  • Malfunctioning or poorly maintained fire alarms and mass notification systems
  • Lack of accessible emergency equipment
  • Inadequate training on fire prevention and emergency responses
  • Malfunctioning or poorly maintained gas monitoring systems
  • Lack of fire safety inspections

This is by no means an exhaustive list, and many instances of negligence may cause a spark to ignite near flammable gasses, triggering an explosion. Victims of oil rig explosions typically suffer severe, life-altering injuries that may impact their everyday lives. The experienced attorneys at Hilliard Law will work with you to understand your case to determine the cause of the explosion and who may be liable.

Who May Be Held Liable for a Texas Oil Rig Explosion?

Depending on the circumstances surrounding the explosion and your subsequent injuries, you may be eligible to pursue a personal injury claim in addition to any benefits you may receive through workers’ compensation. To successfully pursue a personal injury claim, you must prove that negligence contributed to the explosion and directly caused your injuries. 

A few parties that may bear fault for an oil rig explosion include the following:

  • Contractors and subcontractors
  • The oil and gas company
  • The property owner
  • The owner of the oil rig
  • The manufacturer of the oil rig
  • The manufacturer of safety, shipping, and other equipment

In many cases, more than one party may bear responsibility for an oil rig explosion. Your attorney will thoroughly investigate your case to determine liability and build a strong claim on your behalf.

How a Knowledgeable Oil Rig Explosion Attorney Can Help You

Oil rig explosion lawsuits are known to be legally complex and may be challenging to handle on your own in the wake of the accident. At Hilliard Law, our attorneys are familiar with the laws and regulations that apply to oil rig explosions and can apply their extensive knowledge and skills to your case. 

There are several more ways our attorneys can help you and the success of your claim, including the following:

  • Thoroughly investigating every detail of your case
  • Gathering evidence to establish negligence and liability
  • Interviewing eyewitnesses
  • Filing all paperwork correctly and on time
  • Negotiating with all parties on your behalf
  • Representing your interests inside and outside of the courtroom
  • Organizing your medical bills and other accident-related expenses
  • Answering your legal questions and guiding you through every step of the claims process

Our attorneys understand the challenges associated with recovering from an oil rig explosion and are dedicated to making the legal process as stress-free as possible so you can devote your energy to your healing and recovery.

Damages You May Be Able to Collect Through a Texas Oil Rig Explosion Lawsuit

Victims of oil rig explosions often suffer significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens. Through an oil rig explosion lawsuit, you may be able to recover damages for the full extent of your losses, including the following:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • Significant scarring or disfigurement
  • Short or long-term disabilities
  • Loss of enjoyment in life
  • Emotional trauma
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

When you retain our services, we will review every detail of your case to determine which damages you may be eligible to receive.

Speak To an Experienced Texas Oil Rig Explosion Attorney at Hilliard Law

At Hilliard Law, our attorneys are passionate about defending the rights of oil rig explosion victims. We find the negligence that contributes to these deadly accidents unacceptable and will fight tirelessly to hold the parties responsible for the explosion fully accountable for the losses you have suffered. Our experienced team of lawyers has a proven track record of successfully recovering the maximum compensation available for our clients across Texas.

At Hilliard Law, our personal injury lawyers have been helping accident victims since 1985. We know how to fight for you. If we take your case, we will work on a Contingent Fee basis, which means you don’t pay us unless we win. 

Call us at (866) 927-3420 or fill out our contact form

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

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