West Texas Oilfield Accident Lawyers
Undefeated Midland/Odessa Oilfield Injury Lawyers
Our Undefeated Midland and Permian Basin Oilfield Injury Lawyers have won over $1 Billion and repeatedly recovered the largest verdicts and settlements in history on behalf of injured Texas oilfield workers and their families.
The success we’ve achieved—both in and out of the courtroom—has not only distinguished our Oilfield Accident Attorneys as some of the best in the country, but has, more importantly, provided our clients and their families with the financial resources they need to care and provide for themselves for the rest of their lives.
What Our Clients Say About our Undefeated Oilfield Accident Lawyers
In the words of many of our former clients, “we’re more than just lawyers – we’re family.”
From getting you to the best doctors and medical providers to helping you set up trusts to fund your children’s education and ensuring that your settlement grows and continues to provide tax-free income for you and your family, our Oilfield Accident Lawyers are always there for our clients—not only while their cases are pending, but for years and years after they’ve been successfully resolved.
Don’t Place Your Future in the Hands of Your Company and their Insurers
Despite what your company may promise you after an accident, it’s important to remember that they ultimately have one priority: saving money by paying you and your family as little as possible for your injuries and losses.
Within days of the accident, your company’s lawyers will have already taken witness statements, removed important evidence from the field, and sent its engineers and experts to inspect every piece of equipment involved in the accident in an effort to escape responsibility and avoid paying you what you deserve.
Don’t place your and your family’s future in the company’s hands.
Contact Our Undefeated Oilfield Injury Attorneys for a Free Consultation at 1-888-603-3636 or by Clicking Here
Having recovered over $1 Billion and the largest verdicts and settlements in history on behalf of injured oilfield workers across Texas, New Mexico and the United States, our Oilfield Accident Lawyers have repeatedly demonstrated that we don’t just win for oilfield accident victims and their families—we set records.
If you or a loved one were injured or tragically killed during an oilfield accident or explosion, our Oilfield Accident Lawyers will do everything possible to make sure that you’re fully compensated for all your injuries and damages so that you won’t ever have to worry about how you’re going to pay your medical bills or provide for yourself or your family again.
All consultations are free, and because we work on a contingency fee, you won’t pay us a dime unless we win your case.
Just call 1-888-603-3636, click the “Chat Now” button, or send us a confidential email through our “Contact Us” form.
The Permian Basin is More Dangerous Than Ever
The largest oil and natural gas companies in the world, including Occidental, Diamondback Energy, Chevron, Exxon, Pioneer Natural Resources, Concho, and EOG have focused on West Texas and the Permian Basin.
Because of its unique geography and recent technological advances, Permian Basin drillers can turn a profit with oil as cheap as $40 a barrel – something that’s not possible anywhere else in the world.
As a result, companies are racing to the Permian Basin to drill as much as possible before prices start to fall.
Unfortunately, its oilfield workers who are paying the price, as confirmed by the increase in serious and fatal oilfield accidents and explosions across the Permian Basin.
Thousands of Inexperienced Workers Have Flooded Into Midland’s Oilfields
Although oil and gas is plentiful in West Texas, experienced oilfield workers and truck drivers are not.
With Permian Basin drillers forced to offer six-figure salaries, thousands of inexperienced oilfield workers have swarmed to the Permian Basin, causing oilfield-related truck and 18-wheeler accidents to reach an all-time high.
In addition to not having any experience, workers aren’t receiving the training they need to do their jobs safely.
Overworked and Fatigued Oilfield Workers Lead to Significant Increase in Fatal Accidents
Fatigue is another significant factor in the growing number of catastrophic and fatal oilfield and oilfield-related trucking accidents in the Permian Basin.
Most workers are working over 13 hours a day, while alternating between day and night shifts. When overtime is taken into account, most workers end up working two to three weeks without a single day off and less than 5 hours of sleep each night.
Studies have shown that when workers receive less than 5 hours of sleep, their judgment’s impaired and their reaction times are worse than a drunk driver with a .08 Blood Alcohol Level.
As expected, this has caused a dramatic increase in the number of fatigue-related accidents while driving to and from job sites.
Inexperienced Oilfield Truck and 18-Wheeler Drivers Responsible for Largest Increase in Fatal Accidents
Oilfield related truck and 18-wheeler crashes are now responsible for over 40% of all oilfield deaths.
The roads and highways around Midland, Odessa and Pecos are filled with trucks and 18-wheelers hauling equipment and supplies to and from the Permian Basin oilfields.
Because they’re in constant use and high demand, the trucks are often poorly maintained, while their drivers are inexperienced, untrained, fatigued, and overworked.
As a result, serious and fatal oilfield trucking and 18-wheeler accidents are at a record-high in and around the Permian Basin.
What To Do After an Oilfield Accident
Report Your Injury and Seek Medical Attention
If you were injured while on the job, it’s critical that you report your injuries and seek medical attention as soon after the accident as possible.
Shock and adrenaline can make serious injuries appear minor or insignificant at the time but, if left untreated, they end up causing serious and permanent damage. It’s critical, as a result, that you always get checked out by a doctor or other medical provider.
Failing to report the accident or your injuries, on the other hand, can prevent you from collecting Workers’ Comp Benefits and recovering damages from the at-fault companies in a personal injury lawsuit.
When you do report your accident, remember to stick to the facts and avoid offering any opinions about how or why the accident occurred. Even if you think you might be partially responsible, you should wait until you’ve spoken with an experienced oilfield accident lawyer before speculating about who may be to blame.
Keep Your Appointments and Follow Your Doctor’s Advice
Make sure you keep all of your doctor’s appointments, fill and take any prescriptions as directed, and follow all of your doctor’s instructions.
The company and its lawyers are always looking for excuses to blame you for or minimize your injuries so that they can pay you as little as possible.
Don’t make it easy for them by cancelling appointments, not taking your medication, refusing to attend physical therapy, or ignoring any other treatment recommendations that your doctor provides.
Don’t Give a Statement Until You’ve Spoken with an Experienced Oilfield Accident Attorney
You should never give any type of statement (whether in writing, over the phone, or in person) about the accident to your company, it’s claim’s rep, or anyone else until you’ve spoken with an Experienced Oilfield Accident Attorney.
No matter how sympathetic they may appear to be, remember that your company and its insurers are not on your side.
Unlike you, they’ve been in these situations before and are trained to ask “leading” questions that either make your injuries appear less severe than they really are or suggest that you were at fault for the accident, regardless of what actually occurred.
Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Lawsuits After an Oilfield Accident
In Texas, Workers’ Compensation Insurance provides injured workers with a percentage of their weekly wages and helps cover their medical expenses as long as they treat with “company doctors” (i.e., doctors selected by and loyal to the company).
Because Workers Comp only covers a fraction of your wages and certain company-approved medical expenses, it often leaves workers with inadequate medical care and significant out of pocket losses and expenses.
Unlike Workers Comp coverage, however, a verdict or settlement in a Personal injury lawsuit is designed to cover and make up for ALL your physical, economic, and emotional damage, including
- future medical expenses
- pain and suffering
- physical disfigurement
- mental anguish
- past and future lost wages
- reductions in your past and future earning capacity, and
- punitive damages
These verdicts and settlements provide workers who were injured in the oilfield and those injured in oilfield-related truck and 18-wheeler accidents with the money they need to see the best doctors and receive the best medical care available and provide for themselves and their families for as long as they’re unable to work.
Injured in the Oilfield? Contact Our Undefeated Texas Oilfield Accident Lawyers for a Free Consultation at 1-888-603-3636 or by Clicking Here
In the just the past 5 years alone, our West Texas Oilfield Injury Attorneys have recovered over $1 billion and won the largest verdicts and settlements in history on behalf of injured oilfield workers across Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana and the United States.
If you or a loved one were injured or tragically killed while working in an oilfield or in an oilfield-related truck or 18-wheeler accident, contact our Undefeated Oilfield Accident Lawyers at 1-888-603-3636 or by sending us a confidential email through our “Contact Us” form.
Our lawyers will answer your questions, explain your rights, and provide you with the information you need to decide what’s best for you and your family.
All consultations are free, and you won’t pay us a dime unless we win your case.
Call 1-888-603-3636 or Click Here to send us an email through our “Contact Us” form.
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