Common Oil & Gas Accidents & Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are approximately 27 fatalities for every 100,000 oil and gas workers, and countless other workers are seriously injured. Why is the injury and death rate so high in this industry?
There are many factors that make the oil and gas industry an inherently risky one for workers. The very nature of the work itself, long work hours, the use of dangerous machines and heavy equipment, and various weather events all play a role. Unfortunately, so does negligence. When workers and employers fail to follow proper safety protocols, catastrophic accidents can happen.
Some of the most common oil and gas accidents include:
- Fires and explosions
- Defective machinery and equipment
- Transportation accidents
- Slip and falls
- Offshore Accidents
- Exposure to harmful/toxic substances
- Faulty tools
Oilfield accidents often lead to devastating injuries, including but not limited to the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Crush injuries
- Accidental amputation
- Broken bones
- Severe lacerations and abrasions
- Internal organ damage
- Long-term illness
In many cases, these injuries prove fatal, and families are left to pick up the pieces. At The Ammons Law Firm, we believe that no one should have to fear being injured or killed in the workplace. Our oil and gas injury lawyers are committed to fighting for justice and recovery on behalf of those affected by devastating oil and gas accidents.
Contact our Houston Oilfield Accident Attorneys
Our award-winning Houston oilfield accident lawyers have earned a nationwide reputation for thorough case preparation, aggressive litigation, and tireless client advocacy. We are known for never backing down from even the toughest and most challenging of cases. This approach has helped our attorneys earn some of the highest settlements and verdicts for our clients. In total, we have won more than $1 billion for our clients—and we are prepared to fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.
While no amount of financial compensation can undo your injuries or the loss of your loved one, a fair settlement or verdict can allow you to handle your medical bills, make up for lost wages, and compensate you for your pain and suffering. We encourage you to our oilfield injury lawyers as soon as possible to discuss your case during a free consultation.
Call our oilfield injury lawyers at (281) 801-5617 today to learn how you can recover compensation for your injuries. We work on a contingency fee, meaning no cost to you unless we win.