Oilfield Accident Lawyer

Texas is the leading crude oil producer in the United States, producing 43 percent of United States crude oil. Our state also has two of the biggest oil-producing fields in the country – the Permian Basin and the Eagle Ford Shale. In 2019, 1.85 billion barrels were produced statewide, making that year the highest oil-producing year in U.S. history.

Working on an oil rig and/or in an oilfield in Texas gives thousands of Texas workers the opportunity to pursue good compensation in an established and productive industry, but it is very dangerous work. Working in the oilfield industry is physically demanding and can require a 12-to-14-hour workday. Additionally, workers are constantly surrounded by heavy machinery, and hazardous tools, and work with toxic chemicals that can ignite and/or affect their health at any given time.

Employees in the oil industry require extensive training and often certifications to work around and with volatile and explosive substances. Unfortunately, however, employers do not always follow the rules and regulations they are required to abide by under state and federal law, putting making a quick buck ahead of the safety of their workers. As a result, oilfield workers suffer injuries or die each year. In order for an injured worker or the family of a worker wrongfully killed to navigate the complicated web of companies, insurance coverage, medical treatment, and more, they should work with a Texas oilfield accident lawyer – and hire one as soon as possible after the incident.