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How Oilfield Accidents Occur

Published on Jan 1, 2020 at 12:59 am in Work Accidents.

As Albuquerque and Midland, Texas medical malpractice lawyers, we see a fair amount of oilfield accident cases and the lasting effects they can have on workers, victims, and their families that can last for years, or even decades. Oil field accidents in Texas and Albuquerque can injure, maim, disfigure, and kill workers and set them and/or their families back emotionally and financially.

At the root of all Texas oilfield accidents is a form of negligence, either by another worker, the machinery (by extension the employer, or employing company), or the parent organization. Some common examples of Texas oilfield accidents include:

  • Commercial vehicle accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Falling objects
  • Equipment failures
  • Burns
  • Explosions

Commercial trucking accidents in Texas oilfields are usually caused by reckless and/or distracted driving. Many drivers, even those with commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs), which are acquired with education and training, still pay more attention to their phones than the road. Such a driver behind the wheel of a commercial vehicle can hit another worker, another vehicle, or rollover their vehicle and injure whoever is in their way.

Slip and falls are usually a result of unsafe surfaces that are improperly marked with warning signs. The higher the fall, the more damage the victim sustains.

Falling objects can be tools, buckets, and more that just happen to slide off a surface due to a slip of the hand; however, this common accident can give the victim a concussion, contusion, or traumatic brain injury.

Burns and explosions can disfigure and easily kill victims, leaving their families to suffer the fallout.

In any type of Texas oilfield accident, victims will likely lose wages as they will be unable to work, but that doesn’t mean they should shoulder the burden of medical bills and financial loss. If you, or a loved one, has been injured in a Texas oilfield accident, call our offices today to discuss the details of your case and the financial compensation you may be entitled to.

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