San Antonio Oil Field Injury and Accident Lawyers
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One of the most dangerous job positions a person can take on is to be an oil well employee. Working on an oil field, regardless of position, poses a significantly higher risk of danger and potential for injury than most other professions. Working with such dangerous and unpredictable materials can lead to an array of oil field injuries and accidents, all of which can be preventable if the proper safety measures are put into place as they are supposed to be.
While some oil field accidents and injuries are more common than others, all instances of personal injury are significant. Falls from oil rigs and the movement of heavy piping and other roughneck work are two of the more common, and relatively less severe, areas where oil field injury occurs. The use of defective machinery is also a problem, and the severity of injury can vary from minor to catastrophic in such instances. Explosions resulting from oil well blowouts can create a wide array of potential hazards that can harm unsuspecting oil rig personnel. Such hazards include debris projected from explosions, fires, and the release of dangerous sulfur hydroxide fumes. Furthermore, the structural integrity of the oil rig may be jeopardized, which can also lead to structural damage up-to and including collapse, placing all oil rig personnel in the vicinity of the oil well in significant danger, particularly those individuals that are located directly on the oil well itself.
Depending on the type of injury that is sustained, an injured oil rig employee may endure lacerations, broken bones, loss of limb, loss sight or hearing, or suffer more catastrophic injuries such as paralysis, brain damage, or even death. In all cases where injury is sustained, it is vital that a timely investigation is made in order to determine whether or not negligent behavior contributed towards the cause of the oil field accident. Whether or not safety precautions were fully taken, refinery laws and regulations were adhered to in their entirety, as well as whether or not equipment used was in good enough working order, are all items that need to be taken into consideration in order to hold the proper negligent party responsible for the accident.
Contact The Felix Gonzalez Law Firm Today
At the Felix Gonzalez Law Firm, our skilled oil field accident lawyers are here to assist you in the event that either you or a loved one has been injured in an accident. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will examine the circumstances of your injury and help you hold those responsible for your accident accountable for their actions. We will utilize our legal knowledge and resources to seek monetary damages on your behalf that can help assist with the costs associated with your accident, such as medical bills, physical therapy fees, and even lost wages. In you have been injured in an oil field accident, do not hesitate to contact us today for a free consultation.