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Over $1 Billion Recovered for Workers Injured in Oil Rig Explosions

In just the past 5 years alone, our Undefeated Oil Rig Explosion Lawyers have successfully represented more than 500 injured oil rig workers from across Texas, Louisiana and the United States, recovered the Largest Verdicts and Settlements in Texas and Louisiana, and Won Over $1 Billion for workers injured in connection with some of the largest oil rig accidents and industrial explosions in history, including 5 of the workers injured in the BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion.

Our Oil Rig Explosion Attorneys have also successfully represented workers injured in a number of other catastrophic industrial accidents, including:

  • The Williams Geismar Explosion
  • The Williams Gibson Explosion
  • The International Paper Plant Explosion
  • The Imperial Sugar Refinery Blast
  • The ConocoPhillips Explosion

Just recently, our Oil Rig Explosion Lawyers negotiated a $100 Million settlement on behalf of workers injured in a refinery explosion, making it one of the largest industrial accident settlements in the country.  And we’re currently representing the families of 3 of the 4 workers tragically killed in the Williams Gibson Explosion on October 8, 2015.

Injured in an Oil Rig Explosion? Click Here or Call 1-888-603-3636 to Speak With an Experienced Oil Rig Explosion Attorney

Regardless of whether you, or your loved one, work on a land rig or offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, you understand working in the oil industry is not for the faint of heart. Accidents, injuries and even deaths do occur–and more frequently than in other industries.

In fact, the oil and gas industry has an on-the-job fatality rate that is 7 times greater than that of any other U.S. industry, according to OSHA.

When it comes to non-fatal injuries in the oil and gas industry, the total recordable rate of injuries and illnesses for oil and gas operation “support activities” in 2015 was 2.1 cases per 100 full-time workers while the rate for drilling oil and gas wells was 3.0 cases per 100 full-time workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Why Do Oil Rig Accidents Continue to Take Place?

From negligence on the part of a rig worker to a full-scale equipment failure and subsequent blowout, like what occurred on the Deepwater Horizon, oil rig explosions can occur for a variety of reasons.

Throughout our firm’s many years of handling numerous catastrophic oil rig explosion cases, our Rig Explosion Attorneys have identified the most common causes of oil rig explosions both onshore and offshore. These include:

  • The failure to properly maintain, repair or replace rig equipment;
  • The failure to follow proper drilling procedures and safety protocols;
  • Rushing the job or taking shortcuts in order to maximize company profit;
  • Fire breaking out on the rig;
  • Well blowouts; and
  • Negligence or human error.

At the end of the day, explosions are NEVER supposed to happen.  When they do, it’s almost always a result of a decision to place profits over safety.

Contact our Undefeated Oil Rig Explosion Lawyers Today at 1-888-603-3636 or by Clicking Here

All consultations are always 100% free and 100% confidential.

Our experienced Oil Rig Explosion Lawyers will answer your questions, explain your rights, and help you understand your options moving forward.

Call 1-888-603-3636 or click here to secure your economic future.


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I hired Zehl when I was severely injured doing a Plug and Abandonment job offshore. I'm glad I did, they were incredible. They walked me through every step of the case, made sure that I got to the best doctors, and were always there for me when I was having trouble paying bills when the case was pending. I always felt that I was in good hands and well taken care of, which relieved a lot of my stress and helped put me at ease. Eric and the team at Zehl and Associates represented my best interests, I highly recommend them.
Derrick Collins
Derrick Collins
21:03 14 Jun 17
I was hesitant to file a lawsuit when I was injured at work, because I didn't know what to expect and my company kept telling me that "they were going to take care of me." But the medical bills kept piling up, I wasn't able to work and make money to support my family. Eric Allen and the staff at Zehl put me at ease about the process, kept me to up date about what was going on, and devoted all their resources to making sure that I had the money I needed to pay all my medical expenses and take care of myself and my family. I can honestly say that working with Eric, Ryan and the Zehl team was one of the best decisions we've ever made. Thank you.
Maura Burnett
Maura Burnett
22:17 12 Jun 17
After I was injured at a chemical plant, I needed time to recover from my injuries and a lawyer who could stand up for me and my family against my company. Ryan Zehl was recommended to me from a coworker. Ryan worked hard to prepare my case and kept me and my family in the loop through the entire process. At the end they were able to get me a settlement that was much more than we had expected. I’d recommend Ryan and the team at Zehl to anyone who needs an injury lawyer who’s aggressive, honest and dedicated to protecting their clients.
Jeffrey Hutson
Jeffrey Hutson
15:47 12 May 17
Thanks to the hard work from Ryan and his team, a dangerous product that could have hurt thousands of people is now off the street. Even though I suffered from the lack of safety checks from this product, I am happy to have “taken the bullet”, to keep other people safe. Special thanks to Tommy Servos, who kept me informed through out the whole trial and helped me get a record recovery!
Kevin Nunn
Kevin Nunn
20:30 14 May 17
I grew up in Texas and went to work on an oil rig just like my dad did. It was a point of pride to follow in the same career path as my father, but no one warned me about the constant pending danger of being on the rig. My team and I are professionals that follow the rules and keep safety as priority number 1. But there are some factors to this job that can’t be controlled. Just like the BP Deep Water Horizon oil spill, my rig suffered an explosion due to the lack of up keep and maintenance from our superiors. Ryan Zehl came to our aid to get the compensation my crew and I needed. Having a Houston personal injury attorney from back home represent us was truly a personal and eye opening experience. He truly cared about us and thanks to him, I can recover with my family and the safety precautions on the rig have never been tighter.
Catherine J. Bates
Catherine J. Bates
02:23 06 Mar 17
Husband was killed at a refinery to the lack of safety checks performed by the company he worked for. When I found out he was gone I was so devastated and scared for our family I wasn’t sure what the next step would be. At first I thought his company would do the right thing and take care of us. But was I wrong. They tried to say we could only recover worker’s comp and had no claim against the company. I hired Ryan because of their experience with plant and refinery accident cases. I was so impressed at how professional and caring Ryan and his entire team were. They would call to check on me and my kids and always made sure I had money to pay bills and get presents for my kids on there birthdays and at Christmas. I don’t know where we’d be without there help. Because of Ryan and his team, I was able to pay off the house, put a trust together for my kids to make sure they’re able to pay for college, and never have to worry about having enough money to take care of myself and the kids again. We are so grateful for everything they did for us. Thank you.
Silvana Teixeira
Silvana Teixeira
06:52 06 Jun 17
Ryan and his team at Zehl & Associates were outstanding from when I first hired them to when they got my case settled. I couldn’t be happier with the results and the work at this law firm has done. I am very thankful and don’t hesitate to give them 5 out 5 stars! You want these guys are your side.
Jhon Abraham
Jhon Abraham
16:53 13 May 17
I came to Zehl Law Firm after I was injured in a car accident. They made me feel comfortable and explained things so I understood what to expect. Along with excellent communication. They were always quick to respond and update me on everything. Kelvin Hayes did a great job with my case and I would be happy to refer him to anyone looking for a auto injury lawyer.
Cody Pennington
Cody Pennington
21:31 03 Jul 17
I highly recommend Zehl Law! When I was injured on the job, I reached out to Ryan’s office and was greeted with support. I was well taken and care of and really appreciate how the law firm professionals went above and beyond their call of duty to help me. Now I can recover without having to worry about money until I am well enough to get back on the job. Thanks guys!
Anna Cris
Anna Cris
12:07 12 Jul 17
I can't even explain the blessing of having Zehl & Associates in our life. This firm has been like family to us and changed our lives forever. Great, friendly Law Firm that I recommend everyone to go to. One on one with your attorney, the fact that you dont have to worry about anything, they handle the whole process! I want to thank Zehl & Associates for an amazing job! #best personalinjurylawyers
Laura Blanco
Laura Blanco
04:00 17 Aug 17