Oil Field Injuries
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Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. accepts oil field injury cases. If you or a loved one was hurt in relation to an accident on a refinery, rig, or oil field, it is important to be aware of your legal rights. Request a free consultation to discover what your options are at this time. Our Houston personal injury lawyers have tried cases all over the United States.
Many Oil Field Injuries Are Not Reported
In recent years, some states have seen a boom of drilling activity in order to supply the demand in the United States for oil and gas.
These states include the following:
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
As these states and others increase drilling productivity, more and more people are being employed on oil fields, rigs, and refineries. Sometimes, the rush to supply an increasing demand means safety precautions and restrictions are ignored. Some individuals may be found operating machinery without proper training. Equipment may be faulty or improperly maintained. Other causes of accidents include explosions, fires, blowouts, and motor vehicle accidents.
Despite high accident rates, accompanied by many on-the-job injuries and deaths, a December 2014 article in the Houston Chronicle stated that many oil field injuries may go unreported. As it stands, Texas is in the top three states for fatal workplace accidents in the oil and gas industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that, across all states, oil field injuries are increasing.
Know Your Rights: Speak with a Houston Oil Field Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an oil field accident, take action. Contact our Houston firm—Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P.—to set up a free case evaluation. Complete our online form or call us at (86) 977-6671. Learn how we’re ready to fight for you.