Oil Field Accident Injury FAQ
The aftermath of an oil field accident in Texas is a tumultuous, scary, and confusing time for injured workers and their families. You need a place to turn. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, you need competent legal advice so you can obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We at Hermes E. Flores represent oil field accident victims from Austin, Lake Travis, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Central Texas, and throughout all of Texas. We have listed a few questions our clients frequently ask us to help guide you. The list is by no means intended to be exhaustive, and every case is different. Talk to one of our legal professionals about your oil field accident to discuss the specifics of your case.
Q: What Type Of Oil Field Accidents Do You Handle?
We handle many types of oil field accidents. Anyone who has worked in an oil field knows there is danger lurking around every corner. One of the most common injury claims we handle are oil field fires. The oil rigs are laden with fire danger, and despite the installation of fire suppression systems, fire danger is ever-present. Fire and explosion risk comes from using heavy equipment which can easily cause a spark near highly flammable vapors.
We see injuries caused by other types of accidents besides a fire in the oil field. Injuries caused by vehicle collisions, electrocutions, falls, and trapping or pinching injuries are prevalent.
Q: What Kinds Of Injuries Have You Handled?
We have represented clients will all sort of injuries. It is important to remember that each case is unique. We represent clients on a wrongful death claim whose family members were killed in an oil field accident. Also, we represented clients who suffered permanent injuries such as dismemberment and disfigurement. We have also represented oil field accident victims who suffered other serious injuries such as exposure to toxic vapors, broken bones, and loss of hearing and eyesight.
Q: How Much Money Will I Get In Damages?
The short answer to that question is: it depends. Many factors figure into the amount of damages one could receive as compensation for injuries in an oil field accident. As with most claims, the extent of the injuries, the nature of the injuries, whether the injuries are permanent figure into the calculus. Additionally, loss of present and future income will determine the damage award. Each case is different, and while patterns emerge over time, no one factor is determinative.
Q: Who Is Responsible For My Damages?
Many people could be responsible for your injuries. For instance, your employer might be liable for failing to maintain a safe workplace. The equipment manufacturer might be responsible if an equipment failure caused your injuries. Additionally, third parties such a trucking companies or scaffolding companies might be responsible for your damages. We want to make certain that we hold each entity who contributed to your injuries liable. Therefore, we will conduct a thorough investigation into your claim to ensure we hold those parties who caused your injuries responsible.
Q: What Should I Do Right After An Accident?
Aside from the obvious like seeking immediate medical attention, you or your family should contact an experienced oil field accident lawyer as soon as possible. Your claim for damages would be your financial lifeline, especially if you suffered severe injuries. Your attorney will begin work on your claim immediately to collect medical records, incident reports, and conduct witness interviews. The sooner your lawyer obtains this information, the stronger your claim will be. Additionally, you and your lawyer should cooperate with any investigation carried out by Texas authorities as well as OSHA.
For Additional Information Call Hermes E. Flores Today At 512-947-9103.
Our legal professionals will begin work right away on your case. We have vast experience handling Texas oil field accidents. We are available for you 24/7. Call today to set up your free consultation to discuss your oil field accident that happened in Austin, Lake Travis, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Central Texas, or anywhere else in Texas.