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Dallas Oilfield Accidents

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Dallas Oilfield Accident Lawyers

Fighting for Victims of Land Rig Accidents in Longview, Marshall, & Nationwide

Texas is the nation’s leader in oil production. With over 5 billion barrels of proven reserves, the oil and natural gas industry supports 24.3 percent of the state’s economy and 14.3 percent of total employment. The oil and gas industry is also one of the most dangerous in the United States because workers are subjected to serious workplace hazards. According to the Department of Labor, 1,400 injuries occur in the oil and gas industry every year on average. In 2014, 199 people died in fatal oilfield injuries in Texas.

The oil and gas industry has earned a reputation for exploiting the hard work of derrick operators, roughnecks, and truck drivers by putting them at serious risk for the company’s benefit. Most accidents occur because employers fail to maintain equipment properly, train employees poorly, or foster a culture of negligence and silence. Our Dallas oilfield accident attorneys are dedicated to helping oil industry workers get their life back on track after workplace accidents. Our goal is to hold oil companies responsible for their negligence and give workers access to the medical care and resources they need to start over.

If you’ve been hurt in an oilfield accident in Rusk County, Gregg County, Harrison County, or anywhere in the state, contact our Dallas oilfield injury lawyers for a free consultation: (888) 493-1629.

Taking on Cases Against Large Companies in the Oil & Gas Industry

For an injured oilfield worker, the thought of taking on their employer may seem overwhelming or impossible. However, oil and gas giants are not immune to accountability for their actions. Just because they have teams of lawyers and seemingly endless amounts of money to throw at claims against them for negligent or unsafe practices, they do not get to escape accountability. Not when Arnold & Itkin is on the case.

Our Dallas oilfield accident attorneys handle cases against companies such as the following:

Dangers at the Derricks: Why Oilfield Accidents Happen

Heavy drilling equipment is dangerous; derrick workers must receive proper protective gear and safety training to prevent accidents. When there is a malfunction in complicated equipment used to extract oil an explosion can occur. Transporting substances within pipelines and trucks can prove just as dangerous.

Oil and gas companies oversee overseeing the extraction, transportation, and storage process. They are responsible for ensuring that all machinery used in this process is in the best condition to prevent workers from getting injured. It is their responsibility to reduce workplace hazards. Unfortunately, companies often fail to follow workplace safety regulations which result in burn injuries to workers, expensive medical bills, or even death in catastrophic accidents. Fracking exposes workers to dangerous levels of benzene—a colorless gas that damages the nervous system, kidney, liver, and immune system.

Potential Dangers Faced by Oilfield Workers in Longview & Dallas

Oilfield engineers and technicians are fully aware that they are in a dangerous line of work and know that they should take extra precautions to prevent accidents. However, accidents are not often caused at their level of operations, but instead by the negligent behavior of supervisors and employers.

Owners and supervisors may be held liable for:

  • Explosions, fires, and exposure to toxic chemicals: Workers are exposed to dangerous chemicals or fuel when these chemicals are not being appropriately secured.
  • Falling objects: When employees work at great heights, they’re more likely to drop a tool or a piece of equipment on another worker. The tools used by workers at elevated heights should be secured.
  • Faulty equipment: Wear and tear of equipment contributes to oilfield injuries. Defective equipment may expose workers to flammable chemicals and cause an explosion. It is the employer’s responsibility to schedule routine maintenance to keep machinery working properly.
  • Slips and falls: It is an employer’s responsibility to warn employees of potential hazards. If workers fall, it may also be due to improper safety measures, like missing guardrails or harnesses.

Oilfield Injury Attorneys Serving Gregg County, Rusk County & Beyond

We represent clients in Dallas, Longview, throughout the state, and nationwide. We provide powerful legal representation to help clients recover the best possible results for their case. Our Dallas oilfield accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin understand how difficult the time can be after an oilfield accident. In most cases, an accident may appear to have been the employee’s fault, but this isn’t always the case. Accidents happen when employers fail to train workers or fail to implement good safety practices.

If you have sustained injuries in an oilfield accident in Longview, Gregg County, Rusk County, or anywhere in the state or country, it is vital to contact an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can investigate your accident and help you obtain the best possible results for your case. We have received billions of dollars for our clients, setting verdict and settlement records nationwide. We have the resources to help you secure your future.

Contact our Dallas oilfield work accident attorneys today for a free case review at (888) 493-1629!

Case Results

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  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
  • $92.7 Million Record Settlement for Burn Injury Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a substantial settlement for a man who suffered severe burns in an accident at his job. The settlement set a new record statewide for workers with similar injuries.
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