Longview Oil Field Accident Lawyer
Oil Field Accidents
The oil industry is unique to our area and a few others in this country. While tremendous prosperity is one of the benefits, there is also the devastating harm that can come with an oil field accident. An oil well blow-out can lead to serious burn injuries. A fall from an oil derrick can cause catastrophic injuries to a worker. It is a dangerous work environment and safety is a number one concern. Falls can occur due to slippery surfaces; limbs can get caught in machinery; cables, pipes or hoists can swing loose and injure workers; equipment can fail because it has not been properly maintained. If you or someone you know has been involved in an oil field accident, contact a Longview personal injury attorney at Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry. We have over 100 combined years of practice helping people in personal injury matters and work-related accidents. We know precisely what you are facing at this most difficult time and we can possibly help you through it to a more positive outcome for you and your family.
Settlements Offered for Injuries in Oil Field Accidents
When a worker is injured on the work-site, worker's compensation can help to cover loss of wages and some medical costs. However, depending on the circumstances that caused the accident and the severity of injuries sustained by the workers, the oil company may be held responsible for more compensation to the worker or his family. When a worker puts his life on the line for the oil company, it is not unreasonable to expect that he or his family would be taken care of in the event of a serious accident or fatality. This is why we recommend you do not accept any settlement offer without first consulting a personal injury attorney who can advise you on the best course of action based on your personal circumstances. You want a competent legal representative looking out for your best interests.
Contact a Longview personal injury attorney today for an initial consultation at no cost.