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Undefeated Midland Oilfield Accident Lawyers

West Texas Oilfield Accident Lawyers with the Largest Wins in History

Our Midland-Odessa Oilfield Accident Attorneys are known for winning the largest settlements and verdicts in history against the largest oil and gas companies in the world.

In the past 5 years alone, our Oilfield Accident Lawyers have repeatedly set records for oilfield accident victims and their families across Texas, including:

  • #1 Largest Oilfield Accident Settlement in US History
  • #1 Largest Oilfield Burn Injury Settlement in US History
  • #1 Largest Accident Verdict in Texas
  • #1 Largest Accident Settlement in Texas
  • #2 Largest Accident Settlement in Texas
  • Billions for Injured Workers across Texas and the United States

To see what our clients say about their experience with our Oilfield Injury Lawyers, just visit our Client Testimonial page or our firm’s YouTube Channel.

What Distinguishes Our West Texas Oil Field Accident Lawyers from Other Law Firms

1. We are trial lawyers who—in addition to being Undefeated—have recovered the #1 largest oilfield accident verdicts and settlements in Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana and the United States

2. Our clients and their families receive the best medical care available and the maximum recovery possible

3. We’ve successfully represented over 1,000 workers injured in the worst oilfield and workplace accidents and explosions in history and not only won – but set records

Injured in an Oilfield Accident? Call 1-888-603-3636 or Click Here for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one were injured in an oilfield accident, it’s critical that you take steps to protect yourself and your family as soon after the accident as possible.

While your company and its insurance adjusters (claims reps) may tell you that they’re going to “take care of you,” the truth is that they’re focused on one thing: paying you as little money as possible for your injuries and losses.  

No matter what they promise, the company will NEVER:

  • fully compensate you for your injuries and losses
  • pay all your past and future medical bills
  • provide you with the best medical care available, or
  • ensure you have the financial resources to provide for yourself and your family for the rest of your life.

While you’re recovering and deciding whether to hire an oilfield injury attorney, your employer (and any other companies and contractors involved) will already have a team of lawyers taking statements, getting rid of important evidence, having an “investigator” secretly follow and take pictures of you in an effort to undermine the severity of your injuries, and doing everything else they can to avoid responsibility for the accident.

That’s why it’s essential that you hire an experienced oilfield accident attorney with the resources, experience, and track record to take on the largest oil companies in the world and ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible, so that you never have to rely on the company to do (or pay for) what’s best for you and your family.

Important Information for Workers Injured in Oilfield and Drilling Accidents

Don’t Sign Anything or Give Recorded Statements Until You’ve Spoken With an Oilfield Accident Lawyer

The first thing the company (or its claims reps) will do after an accident is require you take a drug test. If you’re seriously injured, the test will be done while you’re in the hospital – often without your knowledge.

Then, the company will try to convince you to either sign a written statement or make a verbal recorded statement about what happened.

This is NOT for your benefit!

Whatever you do, do not allow your company to take advantage of you by taking your statement while you are recovering and before you’ve talked to an experienced oil field accident lawyer.

The companies will use everything you say—and don’t say—against you to avoid responsibility, blame you for the accident, minimize your injuries, and, ultimately, pay you as little as possible for your injuries and losses.

Covering the Bills and Providing for Your Family while Your Case is Pending

When oilfield workers are injured on the job, their injuries often prevent them from continuing to work and provide for themselves and their families.

We understand that the bills don’t stop after an accident and that it’s a lot harder to focus on your recovery when you’re having to worry about how to cover next month’s bills.

That’s why we’re always willing to assist our clients with their living expenses and medical bills for as long as their cases are pending. This way, you get to focus on what matters most – your recovery – while we focus on getting you to the best doctors and medical providers available and recovering the maximum compensation possible for you and your family.

The Difference Between Workers’ Comp and a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Two terms that are commonly mentioned after an oilfield accident are “workers’ compensation” and “personal injury lawsuits.”

Because employers often mislead injured workers about their rights and options after an oilfield accident, and workers comp benefits only provide a small fraction of the compensation that injured workers and their families can recover through personal injury lawsuits, we’ve identified the major differences between these two remedies below.

What Exactly is “Workers’ Compensation” and What Benefits Does it Provide?

Workers’ compensation is essentially an insurance policy that’s paid for by your employer.  This insurance policy is a “no fault” policy, which means that the injured worker can recover benefits even if they’re at fault for causing the accident.

The benefits typically provided to injured workers through a Workers Comp policy include:

  • a percentage of the workers wages (usually between 40% and 60%)
  • payment of certain, injury-related medical expenses

Can I Still File a Personal Injury Lawsuit Against My Employer if I am Receiving Workers Comp Benefits?

Yes, as long as there are other individuals or companies (besides your employer) that may have contributed to your accident or injuries.

In other words, even if you are receiving comp benefits, you can still file a personal injury lawsuit and recover damages from any other companies or contractors that may have contributed to causing the accident, including any

  • owners
  • operators
  • contractors
  • subcontractors
  • company “safety men”
  • any other individuals or companies that may have caused or contributed to the accident or your injuries

Family Members of Workers Killed on the Job Can Recover Additional Damages from the Decedent’s Employer through a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Under Texas law, family members of workers who were tragically killed while working in the oilfield can file a wrongful death lawsuit against their loved one’s employer, which, if successful, entitles them to additional damages.

This is true even if the employer provided workers’ comp coverage.

What If My Employer Does Not Provide Workers’ Comp?

Sometimes, an employer will not provide workers’ compensation benefits to their employees.  Employers who do not provide workers comp coverage are referred to as “non-subscribers.”

When an employer is a non-subscriber (i.e., does not provide workers comp coverage), the injured employee has the right to FILE A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT AGAINST THEIR EMPLOYER to recover damages for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress and even punitive damages.

In many states, workers’ comp “nonsubscribers” will also be subject to penalties for failing to provide coverage to their employees.

In Texas, for example, companies who do not provide workers comp coverage to their employees waive the right to assert a number of defenses in any personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits that the injured worker or their family files against the company.

Contact our Undefeated Midland-Odessa Oilfield Accident Attorneys for a Free Consultation at 1-888-603-3636 or by Clicking Here

In addition to being Undefeated, our West Texas Oilfield Accident Lawyers have recovered Billions and consistently won the #1 largest verdicts and settlements in history for injured oilfield workers and their families across Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana and the United States.

If you or a loved one were injured or tragically killed in an oilfield accident, it’s important that you take steps to protect and secure your and your family’s future.

Call 1-888-603-3636 or Click Here to send us a confidential email through our Contact Us form

We’ll answer your questions, explain your rights, and make sure that you have 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.