Oilfield Refinery Plant Accident

Texas produces the most oil in the United States with a total production of 1.85 billion barrels in 2019. Texas is home to the Eagle Ford Shale and the Permian Basin which has provided many employment opportunities. According to U.S. Energy Information Administration, in 2020 Texas had 30 operating refineries. The impact of these companies’ presence means more jobs, opportunities and wealth for Texans. Unfortunately, these benefits come at a cost. Large industrial plants have a history of cutting corners on employee safety to maximize their profit. 

Because of Texas’ large production, oilfield accidents are bound to happen. Whether you are a roughneck, tool pusher, driller, roustabout or an oil field truck driver, if you or a love one has been injured let The Major Law Firm’s oil field injury lawyers fight for you. Texas consistently ranks near the top in oilfield worker fatalities. Oilfield workers face more risk than normal employees. Oilfield workers have to operate dangerous heavy machinery and other equipment that causes injuries. The oil companies put profits over people and force workers to work long hours that can lead to accidents. 

Whether your injury was cause by a plant explosion, toxic exposure, fracking rig explosions, unsafe policies, defective machinery or a chemical plant, The Major Law Firm’s San Antonio personal injury lawyer can help. Other common causes of accidents include improper maintenance, unsafe design, defective products, violations of industry codes, and improper training. No matter the cause of your injury, The Major Law Firm’s San Antonio Oilfield, Plant and Refinery lawyers can help you get justice. You may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits or personal injury compensation. 

Employers do not have to carry workers’ compensation insurance in Texas. If your employer does carry workers’ compensation insurance, you may file a claim for your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages. Some workers’ compensation insurance offer death benefits. By accepting workers’ compensation from your insurance, you forfeit the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer. Even if you accept worker’s compensation and you cannot sue your employer for negligence, you may be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against a third party such as a trucking company, property owner, a subcontractor or equipment manufacturer. Following a refinery or chemical plant accident, it may be difficult to determine the cause or who was at fault. Consult with The Major Law Firm’s San Antonio personal injury attorney today to determine who is at fault for causing your injury and to determine how much your case may be worth.  

Consult with a San Antonio Oilfield lawyer today to determine who may be liable for your injuries. A personal injury lawsuit has the potential to result in greater compensation. The types of compensation available in a personal injury lawsuit include pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, lost enjoyment of life, legal fees, and loss of consortium.  

The Major Law Firm’s oilfield accident attorney and our plant accident attorneys are knowledgeable on the complexities of Texas’ drilling, refining, and manufacturing operations. Simply put, The Major Law Firm has the resources and experience to defeat powerful oil and gas corporations and major industrial manufacturers. Our accident lawyers will go to battle for you as skillful and aggressive trial attorneys.  

If you or a loved one has been injured do not leave your case in the hands of a plant manager or the oil company. The Major Law Firm will fight for you to get you the medical care and compensation you deserve. As a San Antonio personal injury lawyer, we are familiar with Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards, collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses, expert witnesses, confined space permits, and accident reconstruction. Oilfield accidents are a major problem and major problems require major solutions.
 
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