Oil & Gas Field Accidents
“I grew up in West Texas surrounded by oil and gas drilling. Oil field workers are some of the hardest working and toughest people I’ve ever met. I greatly admire what they do, and truly enjoy helping them when they get hurt."
Few jobs are as dangerous as drilling for oil and natural gas, but what an imperative role oil and gas field workers play in the fabric of our daily lives. Our country couldn’t function without them.
The oil and gas business has experienced exponential growth over the past decade, particularly in North Texas. This dramatic increase can be attributed to two basic economic principles – skyrocketing prices and scarcity of product, and exciting new discoveries like the Barnett Shale. But an unfortunate by-product of that tremendous growth has been an alarming increase in Texas oil and gas field accidents and deaths, particularly here in North Texas.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2002-2007, the number of oil field deaths per year rose by approximately 70 percent. The majority of those oil field accidents and deaths have occurred here in Texas, the nation's largest producer of crude oil and natural gas. Often oil and gas companies cut safety corners and push their workers beyond physical and emotional limits, which is a substantial contributing cause of oil field injuries and deaths.
If you have been injured, or have lost a loved one due to an Oil Field Accident or Gas Field Accident, you need an Oil and Gas Accident Lawyer or Oil Rig Accident Lawyer who knows what he’s doing.
Contact our office today if you have been victimized by an Oil and Gas Field Accident or Oil Rig Accident. Oil and gas field accidents are usually–and unfortunately–catastrophic and completely life altering. Worker’s compensation coverage is not enough to provide for your full damages.