Why You Should Take Legal Action if You’ve Been Injured in a Catastrophic Oilfield Accident

January 10, 2017  |  Serious Accidents

Working in an oilfield is obviously extremely dangerous – in fact, it’s one of the most dangerous occupations in the world. So while people in the profession know there are risks, they should still seek compensation if an accident occurs that results in a severe injury. If you have suffered such an injury or you’ve lost a loved one, there are many reasons why you should consider filing a lawsuit.

Common Reasons for Oilfield Accidents

Nobody signs up to be hurt due to the negligence of another party. Oilfield accidents happen on a regular basis, as does negligence. If any of these common examples of negligent behavior – either on the part of your employer or a third party –  apply to your accident, get in touch with an attorney as soon as you can.

  • An employer’s failure to communicate safety procedures or comply with safe practices.
  • Cracks and/or fissures in pipes, tanks or other equipment used to store or transport dangerous fluids.
  • Failure to properly train oilfield workers.
  • Improper maintenance of equipment, resulting in a malfunction that leads to an accident.
  • Oilfield equipment that was improperly designed, manufactured or installed.

Talk to an Attorney as Soon as Possible

You may be able to obtain compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages and other expenses associated with your injury. However, there is a chance that you will experience resistance from your employer or its insurance company. They may, for example, try to minimize your injury or claim you were at fault for the accident in an effort to pay you as little as possible. There is also a chance that a third-party’s negligence is to blame for the accident.

The time is now to take action if you have been hurt in an oilfield accident or you lost a loved one due to this type of tragedy. Please contact Baron & Budd as soon as you can by completing our online form or calling 866-974-0818.

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