Oilfield Accidents

Oilfield Accidents

Oilfield AccidentsMany El Paso residents have gone to the Midland Odessa Hobbs Carisbad area to obtain jobs in the oilfield industry.  The high-risk nature in the drilling of crude oil, shale oil, gas and other minerals puts hard-working El Paso and Las Cruces, New Mexico residents at risk of serious injuries.  If an accident does occur, medical benefits and financial compensation are often denied and employers’ doctors claim fitness to work when the opposite is true.  Even when a settlement is offered, the amount does not come close to reflecting the medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Also you may be injured by the negligence of an employee of another company who is not your employer.

Roger Davie is an industry-recognized and award-winning lawyer who will fight to even the odds his clients face when negligence results in serious injuries and death.

Protecting The Rights Of Texas Oil Rig Workers and those in the oil production industry.  

Increased oil production in Texas, and New Mexico has led to an increase in drilling rig accidents and the severity of the injuries suffered by workers.  Equipment fails when pressure builds up from various types of extraction, including hydraulic fracking.  Production is fast-paced in a work environment that lacks the proper safeguards to protect employees.

It goes without saying that oil production is already a dangerous line of work.  When the safety of workers comes second to profits, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements are not enforced and workers suffer injuries that range from sever burns to loss of limbs to life-threatening internal injuries.

Simply stated, Roger Davie will see all injury cases through until the end, regardless of how he ethically finds that end.  In fact, his willingness to try cases combined with his skills are well-known throughout the legal community.  As a Texas Board Certified Employment Lawyer, Roger Davie has the expertise to represent you or your loved ones in oil industry related accidents.  Regardless of the venue, Roger Davie will pursue maximum compensation based on your immediate and long-term needs.

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If you have been hurt on the job or fired in El Paso or Las Cruces, contact Roger Davie as soon as possible.  Don’t wait until your benefits are denied.

Common Causes of Oilfield Accidents

 

Although working on an oilfield is a well-paying job, it can be dangerous. Here are some of the most common causes of oilfield accidents.


  • Falling Equipment: On an oilfield, you have to work around heavy equipment, like oil rigs. If this equipment is not maintained well, it could break and fall on top of a worker, resulting in life-threatening injuries.
  • Electrical Accidents: Oilfield sites require the use of electrical devices, like computers and phones, and are typically powered by diesel generators. If the electrical wiring endures damage over time, it can result in electrical shocks in workers.
  • Slip and Fall Accidents: Slip and fall accidents can occur in a variety of different work settings, including oilfield sites. Oil is such a slippery substance, no matter what type of surface it is on. If there is an oil spill on the ground and a worker walks over it, he or she is in danger of suffering a slip and fall accident and enduring serious injuries.
  • Explosion and Fires: On an oilfield, trucks, wells and tanks are used on a daily basis. Since all of these pieces of equipment release flammable gases, they can be ignited by any type of fire starter. These fires can spread quickly and cause burns and other life-threatening injuries among workers.
  • Hazardous Chemicals: When you work in an oilfield, you will also be exposed to many toxic chemicals, like sulfur dioxide, benzene and nitrogen oxide. Unfortunately, long-term exposure to these chemicals can increase the risk of chronic illnesses, like lung cancer, heart attacks and leukemia. 
  • Inadequate Training: Working in an oilfield can be quite dangerous, so workers must be properly trained. Unfortunately, however, some companies skimp on proper training to cut costs. This can increase the risk of oilfield accidents. Employees who are poorly trained may not know how to operate equipment safely or recognize when something is wrong.
  • Equipment Failure: Oilfield equipment can wear down over time and malfunction. It’s very important for companies to regularly inspect their equipment to prevent these malfunctions from occurring. Otherwise, employees can suffer severe injuries.
  • Failure to Follow Industry Regulations: Oilfield companies have strict regulations to follow. Unfortunately, some companies may ignore these regulations to increase their profits. Companies that fail to follow proper industry regulations are more likely to have oilfield accidents on their work sites, resulting in serious injuries among workers.

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