Oil and Gas Job Accident Attorney in Corpus Christi, Texas
Because of the oil and gas boom in Texas, accidents involving workers have increased in recent years.
In the past five years, over 65,000 injuries were reported by workers, including:
- crushing injuries
- over 600 fatalities
Too often, these injuries are caused by unsafe work conditions or the failure of employers to use adequate safety precautions to protect workers.
If a worker is injured in an oil and gas job, they will receive workers’ compensation for their injuries. However, this type of remedy may be insufficient to compensate for loss of a limb, lost income or permanent disability.
If workers’ compensation is accepted, it may limit the worker’s right to sue for special damages resulting from employer negligence.
While OSHA (Occupational Safety and Hazard Act) covers oil and gas sites, the inspection and safety reviews may be sporadic. Even if the employer was not at fault, there may be third parties that contributed to the accident, and they may be subject to a claim of liability.
It is important if you have been injured in an oil or gas job accident, that you have an attorney who can investigate the facts and circumstances and evaluate a potential claim.
You may be able to receive additional restitution via a lawsuit or settlement process if there were special conditions of carelessness by:
- equipment suppliers
- other contractors
Bobby Bourlon is a veteran Texas personal injury attorney, with an interest in oil and gas job safety for workers. If you have been injured, he is well-prepared to be your advocate and pursue your right to be compensated for any injuries or financial losses.
Let Attorney Bourlon represent you in your claims for workers’ compensation or special damage awards from negligence.
Please call today for a free consultation at 361-289-6040.