Houston Oil Field Injury Lawyers
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Texas oil field workers face many potential dangers each day on the job. This is undoubtedly dangerous work, but there is no excuse for practices that unduly risk the lives and wellbeing of those who work Texas’ oil fields. When an oil or natural gas industry employer or another entity at the worksite embraces such hazardous practices, or behaves negligently in some other regard, that employer can be held legally responsible for the oil field accident and forced to reimburse the worker for his/her losses.
Billions Recovered for Our Clients
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The Texas oil field injury lawyers of Williams Hart have recovered billions for our personal injury clients. If you were injured while working in an oil or natural gas field, we would be honored to advocate on your behalf for the financial compensation that you need to cover medical expenses, lost wages, long-term disability, and other associated losses. Call us at (713) 352-7071 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.
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Why should you hire us?
- We have won over $1 Billion in client recovery
- We have several record-setting trial lawyers
- We treat you like family
- We represent victims around the country
- We give back to the community
- There's absolutely no fee unless we win
Why Do You Need A Lawyer for your oil field Injury?
If you have an experienced oil field injury lawyer in your corner, they will be able to assess any settlement offers that come your way from the oil company's insurance team and determine if they are less than what you legally deserve. Having a Williams Hart lawyer on your side means that you do not just become another claim that the insurance company quickly and insensitively settles.
With that in mind, a seasoned attorney knows the law, has the skills to build the best possible case after gathering the evidence, and can effectively negotiate on your behalf. Sometimes it’s in a client’s best interest to settle outside of court, other times fighting it out in front a judge is the best option. It takes years of experience to know the difference. You only get one shot are recovering compensation after an oil field accident, so make sure your claim is in good hands and is being safeguarded by an experienced Williams Hart oil field injury attorney.
What Damages Can I Sue For?
Oil field injuries take many different forms. They range in severity from scrapes and bruises to debilitating burns and even death. Therefore, the amount of damages that a victim can obtain through a settlement or in court varies. Because of the complexity and different aspects of these cases, it’s imperative to have an experienced legal team on your side. The types of damages that are often available in oil field injury cases include:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Answering Your Questions
Oil Field Injuries FAQS
This is a difficult question to answer as the nature and severity of the injuries at hand often determine how long personal injury cases take to resolve. Generally speaking, personal injury claims based on Texas oil field accidents may often resolve within a year or more if they end up going to court. However, the vast majority of personal injury claims are settled outside of court and never actually end up going to trial. A favorable settlement reached outside of court saves considerable time and expenses.
If your loved one’s untimely passing was caused due to someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or wrongful act, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party in Texas if you are the spouse, child, or parent of the deceased. You may also be entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits if the deceased person was an employee of a firm that carries workers’ compensation insurance.
In Texas, an injured individual must comply with a legal deadline within which they are legally allowed to file a personal injury claim in court. In most cases, you have two years from the date of the accident in which you were injured to file a lawsuit.
The type of compensation you could be owed will depend on what type of claim you file and the nature and extent of your injuries. If you have a personal injury claim against a negligent party, you could be owed damages including medical expenses (both current and future), lost wages, other financial losses, and pain and suffering.
If you have a worker’s compensation claim, your employer’s insurance policy will provide treatment and a percentage of the wages you’ll lose while you work toward a full recovery.
In general, you should contact a lawyer to represent you as soon as possible after an oilfield accident causes you harm. Your lawyer will help protect your rights and make sure that you get all of the compensation and benefits that you’re entitled to. Waiting too long to get medical care and have qualified legal counsel on your side could jeopardize your claim and could leave you with little to nothing to show for the harm you’ve suffered. Don’t wait until it is too late. Call an experienced oilfield accident lawyer right away.
What Should You do After an Oil Field accident??
Your first priority in an oil field accident is to seek medical attention. This is important for your health as well as creating a record for a possible claim. You also may be required to formally report the incident to your employer.
After the situation stabilizes, it is important to discuss your situation with a lawyer without delay because you need to decide very quickly whether it is in your best interest to file a personal injury lawsuit or a workers’ compensation claim.
Not all employers in Texas carry workers’ compensation insurance. Moreover, other entities such as subcontractors or manufacturers may share liability for an oil field accident. An oil field lawyer can assist you in sorting out which avenue or avenues that you can legally pursue for compensation.
A History of Delivering Results
Examples Of Client Recovery
Obtained a $117,000,000 jury verdict for the family of a man killed in a plant explosion. The matter was settled for a confidential amount after trial.
Recovered $22,980,000 for a family that lost their husband and father in an explosion caused by the negligence of a large corporation.
Obtained $20,000,000 jury verdict for the victim of an assault. The matter was settled for a confidential amount following the jury verdict.
Obtained $11,000,000 jury verdict in a trial that resulted from the death of a husband and father in a motor vehicle accident with a commercial truck. The case settled after trial for a confidential amount.
Are you Eligible to sue for an oil field Injury?
Anyone injured in a Texas oil field due to someone else’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing is eligible to sue the responsible party. To win, however, you will need to prove the following elements of your case:
The at-fault party owed you a duty of care -- Employers must abide by relevant safety procedures and protocol, provide proper training, keep their machinery in good working order, and so on, to keep their employees safe.
That duty of care was breached -- An employer can violate their duty of care via actions (or inaction) that are performed negligently, recklessly, or wantonly.
You were injured because of that breach -- The employer’s breach of duty must have been the cause of your injury.
You sustained compensatory damages -- You must be able to show that you suffered a loss as a result of being injured. This loss can be the money that you paid in resulting medical bills, the pain and suffering you endured during the accident, the wages that you lost out on because you were unable to work, and other damages.
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