Workplace Accidents

Workplace & Oilfield Accident Lawyers in Midland

Committed to Fighting for Injured Workers

Workers in any industry can be injured on the job, but those in oilfield and construction-related occupations often face much higher risks . In fact, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) estimates that over 1 in 5 worker deaths occur in the construction industry. The CDC also reports that work-related deaths in the oil and gas industry increased by 27.6% from 2003 to 2013, and most of the people who died worked for well-service companies. Although there are dozens of state and federal regulations designed to protect workers, many employees are injured or killed in workplace accidents in West Texas each year.

When a workplace accident results in serious injury or death in Odessa, Midland, or anywhere in the Permian Basin, our Midland workplace accident attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm can help you fight for fair compensation for yourself or a loved one. Over the years, our attorneys have recovered over $1 billion for victims of a wide range of accidents, including workers who were seriously injured due to equipment failure, plant explosions, rig blowouts, and construction site accidents.

For more information or to seek a free consultation, contact us at (281) 801-5617 today.

  • $82.5 Million Plant Explosion

    Ammons’ client was attempting to start a hot oil heater when the heater exploded. A day later, the man died, leaving behind a widow and three minor children.


Common Causes of Work-Related Injuries

From falling objects to electrocution to amputation, there are many ways that a construction or energy industry worker can become seriously injured, disabled, or even killed. In many cases, other companies on the work site may be partially or fully responsible for the accident. For example, the typical drilling pad or construction site has employees from many separate companies working alongside each other. But they are all responsible for each other’s safety.

If you believe that your manager, employer, colleague, or another company or contractor acted in a careless and irresponsible way before your accident anywhere in West Texas, it’s important to contact an experienced Midland workplace accident attorney right away, to see if you have a case.

Some of the most common examples of job site negligence include:

  • Negligent training and supervision of staff
  • Dangerous or unsafe equipment
  • Lack of safety gear and equipment for workers
  • Trip hazards from material and debris on the site
  • Violations of safety policies and procedures
  • Cutting corners on worker safety to rush production schedules

Overcoming Workers’ Compensation Barriers

Most employers in Texas choose to carry workers’ compensation insurance, which provides limited benefits for their employees who are injured on the job. But workers’ compensation benefits often come nowhere close to replacing pre-accident wages, paying for all needed medical care, or helping you cope with the death of a loved one.

If you are faced with workers’ compensation payments that do not fairly compensate for your harms and losses, we can help you review the best course of action when you contact our firm.

  • Serious injuries. Although your own employer might be limited to paying only workers’ compensation benefits, there are often other contractors and companies who may have caused or contributed to your injuries. For example, another company’s manager might have given negligent orders that ended up causing your accident, or the manufacturer of rig equipment might have used an unsafe design.If no one conducts a thorough investigation to identify all the people, companies, and manufacturers who might be responsible for your workplace injury, you could end up receiving far less compensation than you are entitled to.
  • Death. When your loved one dies on the job, even employers that provide workers compensation can be sued for damages if the death resulted from a serious risk that the employer should have known about but chose to ignore. At The Ammons Law Firm, our Midland workplace accident lawyers can help you investigate whether the employer’s actions involved gross negligence that would allow you to recover damages for the wrongful death of your spouse, parent, or child who died on a construction site or in the oilfield.

Powerful Representation for Industrial and Construction Workers

At The Ammons Law Firm, we take the time to understand each client’s unique situation and explore every possible legal avenue for recovery. Because we have extensive experience litigating complex on-the-job accident claims, our workplace negligence attorneys can work with skilled investigators and the latest technology to create a strong strategy for your case.

Here are a few key areas where we focus our practice:

  • Oil rig accidents
  • Warehouse and truck yard injuries
  • Construction site accidents
  • Chemical plant explosion accidents
  • Industrial work site accidents

Have you been injured at the workplace due to the negligence of others? Call us at (281) 801-5617 or contact us online to get started with a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.

  • “Rob fought for me like no man has fought for me. The Ammons Law Firm is a law firm that seeks out justice, righteousness for those who have suffered and I can now move forward in my life.”

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Why Choose Us?

Our Firm Will Fight for Your Right to Compensation
  • We Wrote the Book on Tire Defect Litigation

    Attorney Rob Ammons has not only handled some of the most complex tire defect cases but also wrote the book on how to properly litigate these types of cases.

  • Team Approach to Handling Each & Every Case

    Unlike smaller law firms, we have the resources necessary to tackle even the most complex cases. To ensure our clients get the best possible results, we hire industry experts and other professionals to advise on any complex legal issues.

  • Over a Billion Dollars Recovered for Our Clients

    Our seasoned legal professionals have handled some of the largest personal injury claims nationwide and have a strong track record of favorable outcomes.

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