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Oilfield Accidents

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Lubbock Oilfield Accident Attorneys

Our Team Has the Resources & Experience to Handle Your Oilfield Injury Case

Working on an oil rig pays well, even for entry-level positions like floorhands or roustabouts. Skilled workers can get higher-paying jobs as drillers and rig managers, but any of these positions can become dangerous when drilling contractors and oil and gas companies put production before safety. When oilfield accidents happen, workers and their families turn to Arnold & Itkin for powerful, proven counsel.

We represent all types of oilfield workers, including:

  • Rig managers
  • Drillers
  • Derrickmen
  • Motormen
  • Roughnecks
  • Roustabouts

The future is uncertain after an oilfield accident. Start rebuilding with the help of our Lubbock oilfield injury lawyers—call (888) 493-1629 for your free case review.

Oilfields in Lubbock, TX

Since the discovery of the Levelland field in 1945, the Lubbock area has been recognized as one of the major oil-producing regions in Texas. About 3.5 million barrels of oil were produced in Lubbock County in 2011 alone.

There are numerous oilfields in Lubbock County, including:

  • Lubbock Oil Field
  • Symer Oil Field
  • Standard Energy Services
  • Diamond B Energy Services
  • Texland Petroleum
  • Divine Energy Services, Inc.
  • Kendrick Oil Co
  • Clearfork Petroleum Inc.
  • Bergstein Enterprises, Ltd.

Although oil and gas operations boost the Lubbock, TX economy, they pose risks to workers and the environment when companies fail to take proper safety precautions. Failures to replace aging equipment, inexperienced rig workers, defective equipment, faulty valves and pressure gauges, and a host of other situations can cause serious or even deadly oilfield accidents.

Oilfield Injury Lawyers with Proven Results

The time after an oilfield accident may be filled with pain, confusion, and uncertainty. Arnold & Itkin is here to provide answers and stability in your time of need. Our Lubbock oilfield injury lawyers have what it takes to successfully handle your case.

We have represented oilfield workers across the U.S. with astounding results:

  • We secured a record $72 million settlement for an oilfield worker who lost his arm and suffered other traumatic injuries due to the negligence of multiple companies. We held them accountable and helped him recover compensation to would provide for his lifelong care.
  • Our team won a massive $18.75 million settlement for an oilfield worker whose case seemed nearly impossible to win. We meticulously investigated the case to find the single detail that would give the defendants no choice but to settle—and they did.
  • We fought for a $1.68 million settlement on behalf of a man who was working on a drilling rig when he was struck and pinned down by a pair of tongs that malfunctioned. He suffered severe injuries to his ribs and back, but we secured a settlement to cover his complete care.

Oilfield Accident FAQ

Why do oilfield accidents happen?

Oilfield accidents happen when equipment is not properly maintained, safety standards are overlooked, and people are careless. Even the slightest wrongdoing can cause a catastrophic incident that jeopardizes the life of every worker on the rig. We handle oilfield accident cases in Lubbock, Texas and nationwide that involve:

Rig workers entrust their well-being and their very lives to their employers, on the belief that they uphold industry standards regarding safety, equipment, and training. When oil and gas companies put profits first and workers are injured as a result, our firm stands prepared to hold them accountable.

What injuries do oilfield workers often experience?

Oilfield workers may experience catastrophic injuries. These include severe burns, amputation, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, back injuries, and others. Because these require extensive medical treatment and may prevent a rig worker from returning to his or her prior duties—or may prevent him or her from returning to work in any capacity—it’s important to recover the level of compensation that will cover all injury-related expenses and losses. At Arnold & Itkin, we fight for results that help to ensure our clients are taken care of for the rest of their lives.

Who is responsible after a Lubbock oilfield accident?

One or more parties may be responsible for an oilfield accident. When we take on an oilfield injury case, we’ll conduct an independent investigation into the incident, reviewing official accident reports and using investigators and experts that can help us paint a clear picture of what occurred in the months, weeks, days, and moments before the incident. At times, liability may be shared between an oil company and the manufacturer of a defective piece of equipment. Legal responsibility may be established by showing safety violations or other failures by one or more companies to maintain reasonably safe work environments for rig workers. If you have questions about who may be responsible for an oilfield accident that caused you or someone you love harm, we have answers.

You deserve the opportunity to rebuild and move on with your life.
Contact our Lubbock oilfield accident attorneys to find out how.

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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