Austin Oil Field Accident Attorney
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The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC takes great pride in serving oil field workers
and their families.
Attorney Stephen Stewart worked in an oil field and has many personal and professional connections
to the West, East and Central Texas oil fields. If you sustained a catastrophic
injury, or if your loved one died in an oil field accident, you can turn
to us with confidence.
Our personal injury lawyer in Austin handles oil field accident claims
involving fires, explosions, and other dangerous events. Having industry
experience, we are aware of the conditions oil field workers are subjected
to while working. We are also knowledgeable about the regulations set
forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Injured in an Oil Field Explosion?
One of the most frightening and deadly occurrences on an oil field is an
explosion. Perhaps the most troubling part about these explosions is that
the majority of them can be avoided. Investigations frequently show that
the cause can be traced back to worker errors or defective equipment.
No matter the cause, victims have the right to be compensated.
Our investigations have uncovered the following causes of explosions:
- Defective or faulty equipment
- Inadequate training of personnel
- Lack of necessary safety protocols
- Negligent or poor maintenance
Hit By Falling Equipment, Tools or Debris?
One hazard that is often overlooked by oil companies is the possibility
of a worker being hit by falling equipment or tools. Proper precautions
must be taken to protect workers against falling equipment. The people
working on the oil derrick can sometimes be 100 feet off the ground and
falling objects can reach more than 100 miles per hour on the way down.
Even a small object traveling at such a high rate of speed can kill a person
if it makes a direct impact with their head. If you have been seriously
injured or a loved one was
killed on the job due to a lack of protection against falling objects, the Austin personal
injury attorney at The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC can help you understand
your rights and legal options.
Did You Fall from a Significant Height?
Standing several hundred feet above the ground, oil field workers face
the danger of fatal falls. Cases involving falls can be extremely complex
because they can be caused by various factors. Our firm can conduct a
thorough investigation into your case in order to determine how the fall
occurred and identify all parties who should be held accountable.
We will consider any possible factors such as:
- Human error
- Defective safety equipment
Even if you are eligible to collect workers' compensation benefits
as a result of your injury, you may still have a claim for additional
damages if someone other than your employer was responsible for the cause of your
workplace accident. We explore every possible option in our efforts to secure the maximum
level of compensation available in your case.
Hurt in a High-Pressure Line Accident?
High-pressure oil lines can be extremely dangerous when a malfunction occurs.
If pressure control systems fail or the lines are not properly maintained,
any worker in the general vicinity can be facing a blast of oil in excess
of 5000 psi in the event of a rupture or blow out. This type of pressure
can cause extremely severe injuries and can sometimes be fatal.
It is the responsibility of the oil companies to take all necessary precautions.
This includes ensuring that all equipment is up to specifications and
that anyone operating the equipment is properly trained and qualified
to do so. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a high-pressure
oil line accident, you should seek the advice of a qualified lawyer.
Protecting Oil Field Workers & Their Families in Austin
Whether you are working on a drilling rig, a workover rig or a below-ground
large structure, the oil field can be a dangerous place. Safety standards
are in place, but they can be overlooked. A
forklift injury, explosion injury or another event can change a family's life in an
instant. If the negligence of a person or company has resulted in serious
injury or death, turn to The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC for the help you need.
We offer free, no-obligation consultations!