Oilfield Injury Lawyer
The oil and gas industry is full of dangerous jobs, and as any experienced oil field accident lawyer can tell you, few carry as many risks as those in the oilfields. Between the complex heavy machinery, highly flammable substances, and tight schedules, the potential for injuries and accidents is astronomical. And when injuries do happen, they can be catastrophic.
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury during an oilfield accident, don’t let the oil companies convince you to settle for less than you deserve. Get aggressive, trial-tested representation from an experienced oilfield injury lawyer at Mithoff Law.
“Mithoff, a Houston personal injury lawyer, is no stranger to winning big payoffs for large groups of people. He negotiated a $2.3 billion settlement with the tobacco industry for Harris and other counties, and he won $80 million for residents of a nursing home who were killed in a 2005 bus explosion while fleeing Hurricane Rita.”
– Houston Chronicle, November 22, 2017
Common oilfield injuries
When oilfield workers injure themselves on the job, the consequences can be lifelong, or worse, fatal. These are just some of the catastrophic injuries workers can face after an oilfield accident:
Common causes of oilfield accidents and injuries
The modern oilfield is practically a minefield of potential hazards and liabilities. Combine heavy-duty machinery, flammable chemicals, and unseasoned workers and the possibility for severe or catastrophic injuries is astronomical.
These are just some of the ways oilfield workers are injured or killed on the job:
- Inadequate training
- Failure to abide by procedures and regulations
- Poorly maintained or constructed equipment (Rig and crane collapses)
- Dropped tools
- Vehicle accidents and collisions
- Gross employer negligence
Why hire an oilfield injury lawyer?
If you or a loved one has been injured in an oilfield accident, you can’t rely on the company or even the federal organizations to look out for your best interests. Despite OSHA studies that show 78% of oilfield accidents are attributable to unsafe practices, the government response is usually minimal, and oil companies are unlikely to accept responsibility of their own accord.
An experienced oilfield injury lawyer understands the complex sets of factors at play in an oilfield injury case and will work—both independently and with subject matter experts—to investigate your accident and build a trial-ready case against the oil company responsible for your injury.
The only simple truth of an oilfield accident is that you can’t see your claim through alone. Because of the complicated technology and regulations at play, getting to the core of an oilfield accident can be a layered process requiring a team of professionals, including oil and gas industry experts whose perspective can shed valuable light on the factors that contributed to your accident or injury.
Get the compensation you deserve: Talk to the experienced oilfield injury lawyers at Mithoff Law
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in an oilfield accident, the amount of time you can act upon it is limited The state of Texas only gives victims two years from the date of their accident to file a lawsuit. When you’re trying to win a claim to receive worker’s compensation, that number goes down to just one year.
From thorough investigations to trial-ready strategies, Mithoff Law spares no expense to ensure you and your family’s rights are protected in the fight for your lives. The oil and gas companies have entire teams dedicated to protecting them and their interests — it’s only fair that you do, too.