Texas Oil Field Accident Lawyer Represents Injured Workers
Determined advocates seek full compensation for negligent harm
Americans owe our standard of living in large part to oil field workers who extract the fuel that powers transportation and industry. However, working in a Texas oil field is among the most dangerous jobs in the country. At Hope & Causey, P.C. in Conroe, we believe that when Texas oil field workers are injured, they deserve full compensation for their injuries. Our accident attorneys have the skill and experience to obtain that compensation, even against powerful oil companies. If you or a loved one has been hurt working in an oil field, we are ready to assert your rights and fight for the maximum level of compensation possible.
What are my legal options if I was injured in an oil field accident?
The first recourse for an injured worker is to file a workers’ compensation insurance claim with his or her employer. The insurer then pays for the worker’s medical care and a percentage of lost wages. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation does not pay for full wage replacement or for pain and suffering. Those damages are available only in a personal injury lawsuit.
In Texas, workers cannot sue an employer who has purchased workers’ compensation insurance unless the employer’s gross negligence caused the injury. A worker can, however, sue negligent third parties that may have contributed to the accident, such as:
- Contractors and their employees
- Trucking companies
- Oil rig equipment manufacturers
To bring claims against these potential defendants, there are special circumstances that must be met. We thoroughly investigate your accident to determine if grounds for a lawsuit exist.
Trusted Texas oil field injury lawyers support your claim
There are numerous ways that our personal injury lawyers can help you bring a damages claim. We take the following courses of action:
- Identify the parties who are legally responsible
- Document your economic and noneconomic losses
- Help you submit a claim
- Negotiate with insurance companies to obtain a fair settlement
- Appeal a denied insurance claim
- File a lawsuit against one or more negligent parties
Our firm offers free consultations where you can learn about your rights in more specific detail.
Damages available in an oil field accident lawsuit
In personal injury lawsuit alleging negligence in an oil field accident, you may be able to recover full compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning potential
- Physical pain
- Mental suffering
- Loss of quality of life
We aggressively pursue the maximum damages award possible given the facts of your case.
Types of oil field accidents
One of the most important elements of an oil field accident case is determining the cause of an accident. These are the most common types:
- Being struck by or caught between equipment
- Slip and falls
- Fires and explosions
- Equipment malfunctions
- Toxic chemical leaks
- Transportation accidents
Many accidents are due to unsafe working conditions. Our firm has extensive experience investigating the cause of oil field accidents and exposing unsafe practices to hold negligent parties accountable.
Common oil field accident injuries
Another important element of your case is determining the full extent of the harm you’ve suffered. We consult with a variety of medical experts to obtain full diagnoses of serious injuries, such as these:
- Crushed or amputated limbs
- Lung damage and respiratory illnesses
- Burn injuries
- Hearing loss
- Severe lacerations
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain
- Toxic chemical exposure
Our goal is to see that you are fully compensated for the harm you’ve suffered and may continue to suffer. Based on your prognosis for recovery, we seek the maximum settlement or jury award possible.
Contact a knowledgeable Conroe personal injury lawyer about your oil field accident
Hope & Causey, P.C. in Conroe represents victims of oil field accidents throughout Montgomery County, San Antonio, Houston and the surrounding areas. For a free initial consultation, call 936-441-4673 or contact us online today.