Midland Oilfield Accident Lawyers
Undefeated West Texas Oilfield Accident Lawyers with Billions Won
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 just the past 5 years alone, our Oilfield Accident Lawyers have recovered:
- #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
What Distinguishes Our Oil Field Accident Lawyers from Other Law Firms
1. All of our oilfield injury lawyers are trial lawyers who—in addition to being Undefeated—have recovered the largest oilfield accident verdicts and settlements in Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana and the United States
2. We ensure that 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
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 reality 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, they will NEVER pay you the money you need to receive the best medical care and provide for yourself and your family for the rest of your life.
While you’re recovering and deciding whether to hire an attorney, your employer (and any other companies involved) will already have a team of lawyers taking statements, getting rid of evidence, and doing everything else they can to avoid responsibility for your injuries.
That’s why it’s essential that you hire an experienced oilfield accident attorney with the resources, experience and track record to protect you and your family and ensure that you’re fully compensated for all your injuries and damages.
Important Information for Workers Injured in Oilfield or Drilling Accidents
Don’t Sign Anything or Give Any Recorded Statements Until You’ve Spoken With an Oilfield Accident Lawyer!
After requiring you to take a drug test, your employer will often try to get 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 in pain or possibly even on pain medication and unable to think clearly.
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 happy to assist our clients with their living expenses and medical bills for as long as their cases are pending.
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 against and recover damages from any other companies that may have contributed to causing the accident, including any
- safety companies
- 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 are killed on the job 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 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.
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.