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Louisiana Oil Rig Accident Lawyer

Fighting for Injured Roughnecks, Drivers & Other Oil Injury Survivors

Roughnecks have one of the most dangerous jobs nationwide. There are countless ways a worker can get injured on the job. The machinery involved in drilling operations are difficult to manage and risky if it’s not properly operated. The environment on an oil derrick puts workers at major risk.

Although oil extraction may be dangerous by nature, accidents can be prevented if the proper precaution is taken by employers and coworkers. If you were injured while working on an oil rig, contact a Louisiana oil rig accident attorney to discuss your case. We can fight for you receive the maximum compensation possible to recover from the damages. We work tirelessly to ensure that injured workers have access to medical care and other vital needs. Just as importantly, our duty is to ensure oil companies are working on improving safety.

Call (225) 412-6348 today to review your options in a free consultation.
Our Louisiana oil rig accident attorneys are standing by.

Different Types of Oilfield Accidents

  • Heavy equipment failures
  • Gas and oil explosions
  • Toxic exposure
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Well blowouts
  • Fracking accidents
  • Truck and vehicle accidents
  • Slip, trips, and falls
  • Work in confined spaces

Despite the fact that the oil companies are required by law to provide safe workplaces, accidents like the ones listed above occur at alarming rates. In virtually all explosions, equipment malfunctions are to blame. In other cases, toxic exposure is to blame. According to a National Institute for occupational Health and Safety study, fracking workers are routinely exposed to extremely high levels of benzene—a colorless gas that has been linked to cancer. If an employer does not provide their employees with the necessary safety equipment while working in such dangerous conditions, they are liable for the injuries that result.

A 23-year-old young man was killed in a Louisiana oilfield accident in early 2018 due to falling equipment.

Common Questions Regarding Oilfield Injuries

How do I know who is responsible for my accident?

  • In most cases it will not be obvious who is at fault for your injuries because negligence is not a direct action. Most people only see the consequences rather than the negligence itself. Our job is to investigate your case with other industry experts to accurately determine who is at fault for your injuries. One or more parties could be at fault—regardless of whoever is found responsible, we can help you develop a case.

How long do I have to file my oil rig injury claim?

  • Different states have different statutes of limitations for oilfield cases. For example, North Dakota law gives personal injury plaintiffs 6 years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. Texas only gives people 2 years from the date of the injury. Our attorneys have experienced winning maximum compensation for both.

When will my case go to court?

  • There are cases that don’t need to go to court because they are settled outside the courtroom. Our firm will pursue a settlement outside of court if your opponent makes an offer that is fair to you. However, we are not afraid to pursue a court case if the defendant is not willing to settle for a proper amount.

If I’m found partially at fault, is there still hope?

  • Yes—there is still the possibility of presenting a comparative negligence (or percentage of fault). For example, if you were found 20 percent responsible, you may only seek up to that amount of compensation that the other party was found liable for. If this were a case where there was an estimated $1 million, and you would recover up to $800 thousand.

Our land rig accident attorneys stand up to oil and gas companies such as:

  • BP
  • Baker Hughes
  • Burlington Resources
  • Chevron
  • Chicago Bridge & Iron
  • ConocoPhillips
  • COG Operating LLC
  • Encana Corporation
  • EP Energy
  • EOG Resources
  • Endeavor Energy Resources
  • Kinder Morgan
  • Marathon Oil Corporation
  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation
  • Motiva Enterprises
  • Murphy Oil Corporation
  • Noble Energy
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation
  • XTO Energy Inc.
  • Phillips 66
  • Pioneer Natural Resources
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • SM Energy
  • Valero Energy

Serving Clients in Louisiana & Nationwide

Arnold & Itkin’s commitment to the success of our clients is our first priority. We will not compromise when it comes to your success and security. If you were injured in an oil rig accident, we can help you receive the compensation you deserve to receive the necessary treatments. Our Louisiana oil rig lawyers are a dedicated team that wants to help your recovery.

Call Arnold & Itkin at (225) 412-6348 for your free consultation. We are here to help.

Case Results

Check Out Our Victories

  • $29Million The Largest Known Settlement for a Wrongful Death Offshore Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, and Cory Itkin successfully secured a record settlement for a single family who tragically lost a loved one. It is the largest known settlement for a death that occurred offshore. While a settlement is not an admittance of responsibility, our firm was pleased that the company was willing to provide fair compensation to the family of their employee without a fight.
  • $14Million Jones Act Settlement Reached Two Days Before Trial Arnold & Itkin represented a seaman after he suffered a head injury on the Hercules 15 inland barge. Hercules employees tack welded a three foot pipe to the derrick and then forgot to remove it before starting drilling operations. The pipe was jarred loose and hit Plaintiff in the head, causing severe injury. We presented his case under the Jones Act against Hercules, who chose to settle just before trial.
  • $11.5Million Settlement Won for Injured Victim of Offshore Accident Arnold & Itkin obtained a settlement of $11.5 million on behalf of an offshore accident victim suffering from both physical and psychological injuries. His settlement will ensure that our client gets all the time, financial support, and stability he needs to fully recover and get back on his feet.
  • Confidential Defendant Paid Massive Settlement Rather Than Risk Trial Arnold & Itkin is proud to have aggressively pursued compensation for our client before the trial even began. Our pretrial preparation resulted in nearly two dozen depositions before the defendant chose to resolve the case.
  • $8.9Million Settlement Achieved for Severely Injured Seaman Arnold & Itkin helped secure a settlement on behalf of a seaman who injured his head when working aboard an offshore drilling vessel. Our firm helped to recover $8.9 million on his behalf.
  • $8Million Massive Settlement Reached Before Trial Began Our firm represented an offshore worker (a steward) who seriously injured his back in an accident. The injury prevented him from making a living. While other lawyers told him his case was only worth a few hundred thousand dollars, our attorneys knew better. Due to intense negotiations by the firm, Arnold & Itkin was able to obtain a settlement for $8 million from his employers.
  • $7.2Million Millions Won for Brain-Injured Client in Louisiana Arnold & Itkin recovered more than $7 million in a settlement for a severely injured Louisiana client. Our client suffered brain injury and memory issues while working on an offshore platform. The defendant settled his case during jury selection, and our client now has the money he needs to receive quality medical care for the rest of his life.
  • $7.1Million Concussed Worker Received a Massive Settlement after Accident Arnold & Itkin represented an offshore worker with a concussion and a herniated disk from an accident on the job. These injuries inhibited our client’s ability to make a living, requiring him to pursue a claim. His employers eventually resolved the case by settling for $7.1 million.
  • $6.9Million Settlement Obtained for Family of Deceased Offshore Worker Arnold & Itkin negotiated a multi-million dollar settlement for the family of a man who died offshore. Though the defendant attempted to get away with an extremely low offer, our team obtained a settlement that was many times larger.
  • $6.6Million Settlement Obtained for Wife & Family of Deceased Offshore Worker Arnold & Itkin helped a woman and her family get justice after her husband was killed in an incident offshore. Despite undue pressure from the defendant, our firm made sure our clients were taken care of for the rest of their lives.
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