Austin Oil Field Injury Attorneys

Oilfield Accident Lawyers Representing Employees Injured in Austin, Texas

Our Glen Larson Law oilfield injury attorneys in Austin know how important the oil and gas industry is to the state of Texas.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Texas was the top crude oil and natural gas-producing state in the nation, accounting for 43% of the nation’s crude oil production, and 26% of its marketed natural gas production last year alone.

Unfortunately, the emphasis our state places on oil and gas exposes industry employees to workplace danger each day. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported more than 4,000 oilfield workers are injured each year, and over 100 workers are killed annually on the job.

Our managing attorney and law firm founder, Glen Larson, has represented injured Texans and injury clients throughout the United States for more than 15 years with one important goal: To pursue dedicated, driven results for the injured.

If you or a loved one was injured or killed while working in or living near an oilfield in Texas, contact our bilingual staff, who is available seven days a week, 24 hours each day.

Our oilfield accident attorneys or support staff will come to you to understand your injuries or the loss of your loved one has had on your physical, emotional, and financial well-being to explore your legal options — and more importantly, justice and closure for you.

Call (512) 883-0277 today. There is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready.

What are the Major Causes of Oilfield Accidents in Texas?

When negligence is a factor in the workplace, there is no limit to the types of injuries that can happen. During times of high demand, there may even be new workers brought into the industry who may not have the needed training and experience.

Moreover, the machinery involved in drilling and extraction is large, heavy, and complex, and when it is not maintained properly, or the employees who are running it are poorly trained, everyone at the worksite is at risk for a life-threatening accident.

Some of the more common causes of Texas oilfield accidents and injuries may include, but are not limited to:

  • Outdated industrial equipment
  • Lack of employee experience
  • Falls from heights
  • Dropped objects
  • Defective equipment and machinery
  • Poor equipment maintenance
  • Transportation accidents
  • Failure to follow company safety procedures
  • Heavy equipment collapses
  • Lack of safety equipment
  • Failure to follow industry regulations
  • Failure to provide proper training and/or supervision
  • Lifting equipment, forklift accidents, and crane incidents
  • Slips and falls
  • Vehicle accidents and collisions

Oilfield injuries are often catastrophic and can leave our clients and their families very worried about their finances and their futures.

You do not have to face your employer, corporation, property owner, or another third party on your own.

Call (512) 883-0277 today. There is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready.

What Are The Most Common Injuries That Occur on Texas Oilfields?

Oilfield employees know how dangerous their jobs are, but that should never impact their ability to pursue a negligent person, party, or entity for injuries that occur while they are at work.

Texas oilfield injuries can be life-changing, and our skilled personal injury attorneys in Austin can help you change the narrative, so your story is not one of tragedy, but one of redemption.

The most common injuries associated with Texas oilfield accidents include:

  • Burn injuries
  • Broken or crushed bones
  • Electrocutions
  • Injuries caused by flying debris
  • Loss of vision or hearing
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Exposure to dangerous substances
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Concussions
  • Death

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, last year throughout the Texas mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction industry there were 49 total fatalities, including 29 transportation-related deaths, six caused by fires and explosions, and seven caused by exposure to harmful chemicals.

If you lost a loved one in an oilfield accident, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim against the liable party that caused their death.

Call (512) 883-0277 today. There is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready.

What If I Believe I May Be Partially At-Fault For My Austin, Texas Oilfield Accident Injuries?

There is no possible way to know if you were partially at fault for an oilfield accident in Texas without speaking with an attorney who can investigate the complete circumstances that caused your injuries.

Here is why:

  • Safety violations and improper maintenance of oilfields throughout Texas can lead to serious and even fatal injuries to workers, contractors, and the public without notice.
  • Hiring, training, and supervision processes and procedures for new and existing employees may not be up to industry standards.
  • Employers and supervisors must safely minimize the chances of any of the employees under their care suffering serious injuries. When they fail, people get hurt.

If any of these scenarios were the cause of your injuries, there is no way to know if the accident you were injured in was your fault.

When negligence is a factor in a Texas oilfield accident, our attorneys will investigate your case so you can pursue the financial recovery you are entitled to for your injuries.

Call (512) 883-0277 today. There is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready.

Contact Our Skilled Team of Texas Oilfield Accident Attorneys for a Free Consultation Today

If you have been injured while working on, living near, or simply passing by an oilfield in the state of Texas, contact our skilled team of personal injury lawyers today to discover how we create customized legal solutions that allow our clients to achieve success inside and outside the courtroom.

While no personal injury attorney can guarantee results, we do promise to pursue the best outcome for your unique injury circumstances by putting our 15 years of proven legal advocacy to work for you by being more than attorneys, but a legal team you can trust to produce dedicated driven results.

Call our skilled team of oilfield accident and injury attorneys in Austin today at (512) 883-0277 to gain access to the experience, leadership, and extended resources you need to aggressively pursue your injury case.

Glen Larson Law stands ready to provide you with dedicated, driven results.

Frequently Asked Questions for Our Oilfield Accident & Injury Attorneys in Austin, Texas

Who is Liable for My Texas Oilfield Accident Injuries in Texas?

Depending on the nature of the accident that occurred and caused your injuries, one or more parties may be liable for your oilfield injuries.

They may include but are not limited to:

  • The Oilfield Employer
  • Landowners
  • Third-Party Contractors
  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Oil Transportation Companies

If you are not sure what caused your Texas oilfield injuries, contact our skilled and experienced personal injury lawyers at Glen Larson Law today to discuss your complete financial recovery needs.

What Type of Financial Compensation Can I Pursue After a Texas Oilfield Accident?

Based on how the injuries have affected your life, the damages we pursue on your behalf may differ, but could include:

  • Past medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Loss of past wages
  • Loss of future wages
  • Loss of wage-earning capacity
  • Reduced future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering in the past
  • Pain and suffering in the future
  • Mental anguish in the past
  • Mental anguish in the future
  • Physical impairment in the past
  • Physical impairment in the future
  • Physical impairment in the past
  • Physical disfigurement in the future
  • Loss of household services in the past
  • Loss of household services in the future
  • Wrongful death
  • Survivorship damages

Why Do I Need an Attorneys if it is Clear the Oil Company is at Fault for the Accident that Caused My Injuries?

No matter how clear-cut the accident may be, your employer will not be responsible for paying you directly for your damages. Their insurance company will.

Insurance companies are notorious for delaying, undervaluing, or outright denying claims, even when they know their policyholder is liable for the injuries that occurred.

Our experienced Texas oilfield accident and injury attorneys will file your claim with the insurance company and aggressively negotiate your compensation while fully protecting your rights and interests throughout the process to ensure that you are not taken advantage of by your employer or the insurance company.

Contact The Office Today!

We will come to you.