McAlester Oil Field Accidents
Proudly Representing Oil Field Accident Victims
Energy production is one of the biggest industries in Oklahoma, and it’s also one of the most dangerous to workers. Oil accidents happen all the time on our region’s oilfields, and injured workers often need the guidance of one of our skilled oil field accident attorneys to help them seek monetary damages through a personal injury lawsuit. At Edwards & Patterson Law, our lawyers are knowledgeable on the unique circumstances of oilfield accidents, helping you and your loved ones receive the support and compensation you need during a difficult time.
Why Do Oil Rig Accidents Occur?
Oil rigs feature many different moving parts and industrial equipment that can malfunction and cause serious injuries to workers. In many situations, the extreme levels of pressure involved in oil and natural gas extraction may cause machinery to fail, while poor communication between team members, poorly trained employees, safety violations and inadequate safety mechanisms may also be to blame. Even though the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) maintains strict guidelines for how oil rigs should operate, some companies fail to follow these regulations — and serious accidents may happen as a result.
There are many different types of injuries workers may suffer in oilfield accidents, and the following are some of the most common:
- Severe burns
- Skin inflammation
- Traumatic brain injury
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Eye damage
- Exposure to dangerous chemicals
What To Do after an Oil Field Accident?
Your first step, after seeking immediate medical attention if your injuries are serious, is to notify your employer in writing that an oil field accident has occurred. You should do this even if you don’t believe your injuries are significant, as some injuries take some time to show real symptoms. If you will need to miss work to receive medical treatment, you may need to file a workers’ compensation claim to provide you with temporary oil field compensation until you can return to your job. It’s best to work with a knowledgeable lawyer to represent your best interests and to respond swiftly if your employer or its insurance company attempts to deny your oil field claim. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Contact one of our Oil Field Accident Attorneys
If you or someone close to you has been injured in an oil field accident, turn to the experienced workplace injury lawyers at Edwards & Patterson Law right away. From our office in the Tulsa area, we serve injury victims throughout Arkansas and Oklahoma. We also take cases on a contingency basis, which means you only pay attorney’s fees if you collect damages. For a complimentary case evaluation, call 877-761-5059 or contact us online.