Oil & Gas Rig Accidents
Oil and gas is big business in Texas. Though the profits can be great, workers are often exposed to hazardous conditions created when someone cuts corners. If you or a loved one worked on a land-based oil platform, offshore rig, or a refinery and were hurt on the job because of someone else’s carelessness, the dedicated Dallas accident attorneys at the Turley Law Firm can help.
If you were injured in an oil and gas accident or a loved one was harmed working in petroleum production, please call the Turley Law Firm at (214) 691-4025 today. Our attorneys represent clients in oil-producing states such as Texas and Oklahoma.
Causes of Oil and Gas Accidents
Petroleum is a volatile substance that requires proper care to be handled safely. In some cases, though, workers don’t have the correct equipment or adequate training to perform their job safely.
Our lawyers represent clients who suffered injury in rig or refinery accidents because of:
- Fires and explosions
- Exposure to gas leaks and hazardous chemicals
- Defective machinery or safety equipment
- Inadequate protective gear
- Being forced to work in unsafe conditions, such as a drug or alcohol impaired crew, sleep-deprived crew, or with unsafe equipment
- Improper or untimely medical care for an illness or injury
Each of these instances could represent carelessness on behalf of a co-worker or another on-site company, and each one could lead to serious injury or even death. Along with negligence and product liability cases, the Turley Law Firm also represents clients harmed by malicious conduct, such as sexual assault perpetrated by a supervisor or crew mate.
Other Types of Oil and Gas Injuries
The prevalence of petroleum operations in Texas and Oklahoma means that the people who work in the field aren’t the only ones at risk. Oil field trucks, for example, often endanger drivers and pedestrians on roads and highways throughout Texas.
Poor hiring practices and insufficient training mean many operators are unable to handle oil field trucks safely. Negligence on the part of the company and drivers can lead to truck accidents caused by:
- Driver fatigue
- Following the fastest route instead of the safest
- Improperly marked vehicles
Even people miles away from a drill site or refinery can face health risks through water contamination. Cases like this often involve taking action against massive corporations. Our attorneys have the experience to handle claims involving complex liability, as well as the commitment to seek justice for you and your family.
If you or a family member has been injured due to an oil and gas accident or bad practice, please contact the Turley Law Firm online or call (214) 691-4025 today to schedule your free consultation. Our dedicated Dallas attorneys serve clients throughout Texas and multiple Southern and Southwestern states.