The Kipness Law Firm, P.C


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:

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?

A: Yes.

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.

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