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Undefeated Oklahoma Oilfield Accident Lawyers

Oklahoma Oilfield Accident and Injury Lawyers

If you or a loved one were injured in an Oklahoma oilfield, the company will likely tell you that you don’t need a lawyer because they’re going to take care of you and make things right.

But the company isn’t in charge anymore. Their insurance carrier is. And after a serious accident, insurance companies have one and only one priority: avoid responsibility and paying you and your family as little as possible for your injuries and losses.

Having won Billions — including the #1 Largest Oilfield Accident settlements – and successfully represented over 1,000 oilfield workers and their families in Oklahoma, Texas, and across the United States, our Undefeated Oklahoma Oilfield Accident Lawyers have seen, over and over again, how far oil companies will go to try to avoid responsibility when a worker or contractor is seriously injured or killed on the job.

With the largest oil field settlements in history, our Oil Field Accident Lawyers have the experience and resources to stand up against the largest oil companies in the world and ensure that our clients and their families receive the maximum compensation possible for all of their injuries and losses.

Our unprecedented success for oilfield accident victims speaks for itself. 

In just the past five years alone, our Oilfield Accident Lawyers have recovered:

Our Oklahoma Oilfield Lawyers Don’t Just Win – We Set Records


Our Oklahoma oilfield injury lawyers have been able to consistently achieve record-breaking settlements and verdicts for injured oil field workers and their families because:

  • We have the knowledge, experience, and resources to take on the largest oil companies and legal teams in the country.
  • We have a deep understanding of the safety regulations governing the oil and gas industry, and we use that knowledge to prove the company was at fault for our client’s injuries.
  • We know what evidence to look for and how to force the company to give it to us,
  • We won’t hesitate to go to trial if the oil company refuses to pay our clients and their families the maximum compensation possible for ALL of their injuries and losses.

We’re Committed to Our Clients and their Futures  

We’re well aware that the bills don’t stop when you’re injured, which is why we are always willing to help with reasonable living expenses and medical bills for as long as your case is pending. Once your case is resolved, we’ll also connect you with the best financial advisors in the industry to help you develop a financial plan and set up trust funds that will continue to provide for you and your family for the rest of your lives.

But don’t just take our word for it. To see what other injured oilfield victims and past clients say about their experience with our Oilfield Injury Lawyers, just visit our Client Testimonial page or our firm’s YouTube Channel.

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

If you or a loved one were injured, burned, or tragically killed in an Oklahoma oilfield accident or explosion, our Undefeated Oilfield Accident Lawyers will devote whatever resources are necessary to hold the company accountable and make sure that you have the financial resources to care and provide for yourself and your family for the rest of your life.

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The Oil and Gas Industry in Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s energy industry was born in 1859, with the accidental discovery of oil in a well that was originally drilled for the extraction of salt. In 1916, the state’s first significant natural gas field, the Kinta Gas Field, was discovered in Haskell County.

Today, Oklahoma ranks as the fifth-largest producer of natural gas in the United States, as well as the sixth-largest producer of crude oil. In 2022, the oil and gas industry generated $19 billion in gross domestic product for Oklahoma, supported 145,000 jobs, and provided $16.5 billion in household wages.

The majority of Oklahoma’s energy deposits lie within a vast reserve called the Mid-Continent Region, an area that also encompasses Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico. Some of the state’s major oilfields include:

  • Greater Anadarko Basin: One of the most productive oil and gas regions in Oklahoma, the Greater Anadarko Basin covers a large portion of western and central Oklahoma and encompasses several oilfields, including the Elk City Field, Wheeler Field, and the prolific Hugoton-Panhandle Field.
  • Arkoma Basin: The Arkoma Basin stretches across southeastern Oklahoma and parts of western Arkansas. Major natural gas fields in this basin include the McAlester Field, the Spiro Field, and the Woodford Shale.
  • Arbuckle-Simpson Trend: Located in southern Oklahoma, the Arbuckle-Simpson Trend has been a significant oil producer for several decades and includes fields such as the Ardmore Field and the Healdton Field.
  • Granite Wash: The Granite Wash formation is a shale play spanning the Texas Panhandle and western Oklahoma that produces both oil and natural gas. Major oilfields in this area include the Buffalo Wallow Field and the Red Fork Field.
  • Sooner Trend (SCOOP) and South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (STACK): The SCOOP and STACK formations are rich in oil and natural gas liquids, and have attracted substantial investment and drilling activity in recent years.
  • Panhandle-Hugoton Field: This field extends into the Oklahoma Panhandle, southwestern Kansas, and the Texas Panhandle. It is one of the largest natural gas fields in the United States and has significant oil production as well.
  • North Burbank Field: Located in Osage County in northeastern Oklahoma, the North Burbank Field has been a significant oil-producing area since the early 20th century.
  • Panhandle-Hugoton Field: This field extends into the Oklahoma Panhandle, southwestern Kansas, and the Texas Panhandle. It is one of the largest natural gas fields in the United States and has significant oil production as well

Oklahoma Oilfield Injuries and Deaths

While oil and gas extraction has always been a dangerous industry, the number of workers killed in connection with Oklahoma oilfield accidents and explosions has been rising for several years.

“Our data shows in the fiscal year 2021, the percentage of worker fatalities in Oklahoma in the oil and gas industry was 13 percent,” the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration said in a statement KOCO News-5 in October 2022. “In the fiscal year 2022, the percentage of worker fatalities in the industry increased to 20 percent.”

One of the worst recent incidents occurred in January 2017, when a well blowout on a Patterson-UTI rig drilling site left five workers dead in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma. It was the nation’s deadliest drilling-related accident since the April 2012 Deepwater Horizon offshore rig explosion.

Other recent Oklahoma oilfield tragedies include:

Common Causes of Oklahoma Oilfield Injuries

In our experience, the vast majority of injuries that occur on oilfields in Oklahoma and elsewhere are entirely preventable and occur due to shortcuts taken by operators in their rush to extract as much oil and gas from a well in as short a time as possible.

Oil Well Blowouts

A blowout describes the uncontrollable release of oil, gas, and condensate from a well. The majority of blowouts that occur in onshore drilling operations are characterized as surface blowouts and result from failure of pressure control. While rare, underground blowouts can occur when fluids from high-pressure zones flow uncontrolled to zones with lower pressures.

Surface blowouts are far more likely to result in injury or death, as even the smallest spark can ignite the volatile liquids and gases spewing from the well, whereas volatile materials are far less likely to make it to the surface when a blowout occurs underground.

Oilfield Explosions and Fires

The highly volatile gases and vapors present on an oilfield can be ignited by even the smallest spark, resulting in deadly explosions and fires. Common causes of oilfield explosions and fires include well blowouts, swabbing, tripping, welding, and failure to maintain proper hydrostatic overbalance in the well.

Oilfield Truck Crashes and Transportation Accidents

Driver fatigue is the leading cause of oilfield truck accidents. A shortage of experienced truck drivers adds to the risk, as novice drivers lack the necessary skills and experience to safely operate their rigs along the narrow, rural roads that crisscross Oklahoma’s oilfields.

Hydrogen Sulfide Poisoning

Oilfield workers face significant risks from hydrogen sulfide or “sour gas,” a highly toxic, colorless, and explosive gas that is naturally produced during the decomposition of organic materials, including oil and gas. Exposure to low levels of hydrogen sulfide can cause skin complications, respiratory irritation, confusion, and memory loss, while inhaling high concentrations can lead to unconsciousness and death.

Contact with Equipment

Moving vehicles, heavy equipment, high-pressure hoses and lines, overhead cranes, and cables contribute to oilfield injuries and fatalities. In fact, according to OSHA, roughly three out of five on-site fatalities reported in the nation’s oil and gas industry each year involve motor vehicles and equipment on the worksite.

What to Do After an Oklahoma Oilfield Explosion or Accident

After an oilfield accident or explosion, the actions you take in the hours, days, and weeks that follow could determine whether you receive full compensation for all your injuries and losses or are limited to a small amount of workers’ compensation benefits that won’t come close to covering your total losses and medical bills.

In order to protect your rights and safeguard your family’s future, it’s crucial that you take action as soon as possible.

  • Stop working immediately and report your injury as soon as possible.
  • Demand immediate medical treatment at a doctor of your choice, as severe injuries aren’t always immediately apparent.
  • Attend all follow-up medical and therapy appointments and fully comply with your doctor’s treatment recommendations.
  • Do not give a formal statement, sign ANY paperwork, or accept any money from the company (besides your regular paycheck) before speaking with an experienced oil field injury lawyer.
  • Don’t assume that workers’ compensation will cover all of your injuries and losses. In addition to rarely covering the high wages typically earned by oilfield employees, workers’ comp will not cover your future lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages you could recover by filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the company.
  • Don’t discuss your accident or injuries with anyone other than your spouse, including with co-workers or on social media.
  • Contact our Undefeated Oilfield Accident Lawyers as soon as possible.

Contact Our Undefeated Oklahoma Oilfield Accident Lawyers at 1-888-603-3636 or Click Here for a Free Consult.

If you or a loved one were injured or tragically killed in an Oklahoma oilfield accident or explosion, contact our Undefeated Oilfield Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation at 1-888-603-3636, use the chat form on our website, or send us a confidential email through our Contact Form by clicking here.

We’ll 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 100% confidential, and you won’t pay us a dime unless we win your case