DALLAS OILFIELD and OILRIG ACCIDENT
Q: Why do oilfield and oilrig accidents occur?
A: Accidents can occur because of unsafe conditions, untrained workers and poorly maintained or defective equipment.
Q: Who can be liable for oilfield and oilrig accidents?
A: Employers, contractors, subcontractors, company men, co-employees, and manufacturers of defective tools and equipment.
Q: What are examples of oilfield and oilrig accidents?
A: Accidents can occur at oilfields and oilrigs from:
- broken tools,
- falling equipment,
- falls from platforms, electrocutions,
- derrick collapses,
- valve failures,
- broken coupling and joints,
- equipment failure,
- lack of communications between operators,
- inadequate safeguards,
- inadequate employee training,
- rushed work environments,
- improper rigging, and
- operation of rig equipment by tired or intoxicated employees.
Q: Why is oilfield and oil rig work dangerous?
A: This works involves heavy equipment, high speed machinery, pressurized wells, and combustible pipes and flammable liquid.
Q: What types of oilfield jobs can lead to accidents and injuries?
A: Workers that work in drilling wells, jack ups, platforms, completed well work overs, and fracking can be involved in oilfield accidents.
Q: If am an illegal alien or a citizen of a foreign country, can I pursue an oilfield accident claim?
Q: If a person dies from an oilfield accident, can a claim still be pursued?
A: Yes, under a wrongful death statute a claim can be pursued by spouses, children, and parents of the deceased.
Q: What types of compensation can I receive for an oilfield accident?
A: You can receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, future medical care, loss of earning capacity damages, pain, mental anguish, disfigurement, and impairment.