In 2017, 69 oil and gas workers lost their lives on the job—44 of those deaths were in Texas. Moreover, oil and gas employees suffered nearly 700 nonfatal injuries in the following year.
Oilfield workers experience intense labor, lengthy hours, and committed workers who involuntarily risk their life due to unregulated safety protocols, oilfield defective equipment, over-exertion, lack of training, and many other preventable causes in the oilfield industry. Sadly, while oilfield injuries are highly preventable they tend to happen at higher rates due to general lack of safety inspections, insufficient training, compliance issues, and other variables. If you or a loved one has suffered from an oilfield injury, please contact one of our experienced oilfield injury attorneys at Sloan Firm to get the compensation and assistance you deserve.