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:
- Baker Hughes
- Burlington Resources
- Chicago Bridge & Iron
- 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.