Fort Worth Oil Field Accident Lawyers
Strong advocacy for victims of explosions and oilfield accidents in Texas
People from across the nation come to live and work in the Fort Worth area for many reasons. A leading reason is that Texas produces more oil than any state in the country – about one-quarter of the country’s total. Two oil fields, the Permian Basin and the Eagle Ford Shale, are the leading oil producers in both Texas and the United States.
Fort Worth has several leading oil producers and numerous leases. The three top oil producers in Fort Worth are Finley Resources, Inc., Tep Barnett USA, LLC, and XTO Energy Inc., according to Texas Drilling. While oil field work is very profitable for both the oil field companies and the workers, oil field work is extremely dangerous. The hours are grueling. The work is exhausting. There are constant dangers of explosions, falls, and other accidents.
At Slack Davis Sanger, our Fort Worth oilfield accident lawyers represent workers who suffer catastrophic life-changing injuries and other serious accidents. We also represent the families of anyone who is killed due to company negligence, product defects, or other reasons.
Why is oil field work so dangerous?
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that in 2017, 44 people died in oil and gas accidents. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates the oil and gas industry nationwide, because when accidents happen, workers often die or suffer catastrophic injuries. The Railroad Commission of Texas regulates oil field work in Texas.
There are different dangers for each type of oil field job. At Slack Davis Sanger, we work to understand the different risks each job entails, and the different steps oil field companies should have taken to prevent those risks from causing injuries or death. Our Fort Worth oilfield injury lawyers represent:
- Oil drillers
- Derrick hands
- Roughnecks and roustabouts
- Tool pushers
- Truck drivers
- Floor hands
- Many other jobs
Many workers live in Fort Worth and work at oil fields throughout the state.
What types of accidents do your Fort Worth oil field lawyers handle?
Our Fort Worth oil field accident attorneys represent workers who are injured from:
Transportation accidents. Many truck accidents happen at the oil field site. Other accidents which may endanger all drivers occur while oil, machinery, and tools are being transported to and from the site.
Accidents involving machinery and equipment. Oilfield workers need to be trained on all the equipment they use. Work on derricks, cranes, and derricks is especially dangerous. Accidents can occur if the machinery or equipment malfunctions, if the equipment falls on a worker, the worker falls from the machinery, or an oil field worker is pinned between objects.
Explosions. Oil field workers regularly place their lives at risk. Oil and gas are extremely flammable. A spark from almost any source can cause an explosion at a well, tank, or any other oil field site. Explosions can cause broken bones, burn injuries, and death.
Falls. Workers who work on drilling platforms, masts, or other heights are at constant risk of falling.
Defective machinery, tools, and equipment. The tools, machines, and equipment you use must operate properly. When hoist blocks, compressors, pumps, power tools, or any other products fail, you may have a product liability claim against the manufacturer. If the oil field company failed to inspect and examine the tools, equipment, and machines, the company could be liable too. Defective products can cause many different types of accidents and injuries.
Other common oilfield accidents include:
- Collapsed oil rigs
- Blow-outs due to underground oil and gas pressures
- Pipeline accidents involving the storage and transport of the oil
- Electrical accidents
What types of injuries do your Fort Worth oil field attorneys handle?
Most oil field accidents cause life-altering injuries. Many victims need extensive medical care available just to function let alone return to work or enjoy a normal life. At Slack Davis Sanger, we represent workers who need help with any of the following injuries:
Our lawyers speak directly with your doctors so that we can fully show the insurance companies, defense lawyers, and juries what injuries you have, the treatments you need, your pain and suffering, and all your limitations.
Who is responsible when a Fort Worth oil field worker is injured?
Oil field accident cases are much different than vehicle accidents. They’re even much different from construction accidents. Our worksite injury lawyers understand these differences. We work to hold all responsible parties liable. Defendants may include:
- Oil field owners
- Contractors and subcontractors
- Manufacturers of defective tools, equipment, and machines
- Maintenance and repair companies
- Trucking companies
At Slack Davis Sanger, our team files personal injury claims, product liability claims, and wrongful death claims. We’ll explain your rights and file the correct claim for your situation.
How can your Fort Worth oil field accident lawyers help?
At Slack Davis Sanger, we understand the federal and state regulations that govern oil and gas accidents. We also work with professionals who understand the industry standards that apply – including proactive safety steps that quality oil fields take.
Workers in the oil and gas industry are likely to suffer injuries due to physical injuries and exposure to dangerous chemicals. Our Fort Worth oil field accident examine the oil field site and the products involved in the work. We speak with all the witnesses. Our lawyers review the governing regulations and industry standards. We work to discover all the evidence to show the defendants are culpable for your injuries.
Most oil field accidents are preventable. Our attorneys work to show the responsible parties failed to:
Do you have an oil field accident lawyer near me?
We meet clients and families at our Fort Worth office located at 100 Lexington Street, Suite 70. We also meet clients in our Austin and Dallas offices.
Speak with an experienced Fort Worth oilfield accident lawyer now
At Slack Davis Sanger, our Fort Worth oilfield accident lawyers understand how scared you are after a serious injury. It’s not easy fighting oil field companies and their expensive lawyers. Rest assured that we have the experience, resources, and tenacity to assert your rights. We have obtained some of the highest personal injury verdicts and settlements in Texas. To discuss your injuries with our caring and respected lawyers, please call 800-455-8686 or use our contact form to schedule an appointment.
Fort Worth Office
100 Lexington Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Main Fort Worth Practice Areas