Oilfield injuries can occur to both workers in the industry and others when exposed to dangerous activities. Injuries and deaths can occur in connection with oil and gas development in all stages of exploration, drilling, production, transportation, and continued well servicing of existing producing wells. Studies in recent years have brought to light environmental risks of oil and gas production relating to the “fracking” process and even earthquakes, which have been linked to oil and gas extraction.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes data regarding injuries and deaths associated with oil and gas operations. This information establishes that oil and gas drilling and support activities are some of the highest risk activities in the workplace. Safety should and must be a priority in the oil and gas industry.
Protecting the rights of those injured, their families, and the families of those who have lost loved ones resulting from the negligence of oil and gas operations and companies is a primary practice area for my law firm.
As an attorney, I have worked on oil and gas injury and death cases for over thirty years. My initial experience with the oil and gas industry was working on a well servicing unit when I was fifteen years old. In college and in law school, I worked on both offshore and onshore oil rigs. Early in my career, I had the opportunity to be involved in representing oil and gas drilling and service companies in catastrophic event cases. This experience has proven to be invaluable in representing injured workers and their families in cases involving a catastrophic injury or death caused by negligent operations by oil and gas companies, service companies, and support companies.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, please contact our firm at 1-800-247-1623 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.
*Images obtained from OSHA website.