Lubbock Oilfield Accident Attorneys
Our Land Rig Accident Lawyers Have Recovered Billions for Clients
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. Our Lubbock oilfield accident firm has a reputation for standing up to companies for regular people who need help after serious accidents.
We represent all types of oilfield workers, including:
- Rig managers
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.
Lubbock 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.
Lubbock Oilfield Explosion Attorneys Helping Injured Workers & Families
The volatility of extracting oil and gas from the ground is a well-known danger with oilfield work. However, this doesn't mean that companies shouldn't be held accountable afterexplosions. Every oilfield company has the responsibility to train workers, provide them with safety equipment, and ensure that work sites are safe and adequately maintained. Even the slightest lapse with any of these things can cause a serious explosion.
Common causes of Lubbock oilfield explosions include:
- Improper training
- Poorly maintained machinery
- Unsafe company practices
- A lack of safety gear
- Exhaustion/Overworked employees
- Inadequate planning
Explosions are notable for how devastating they are to workers. If a worker survives an oilfield accident, they likely have extensive medical bills, face difficulties earning a wage as they once did, and can have every aspect of their life uprooted by financial instability. Additionally, oilfield explosions often leave grieving families with medical bills, funeral costs, and an uncertain future. Our Lubbock oilfield explosion lawyers fight to make sure workers and their families don't have financial burdens so they can move forward after serious accidents.
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 involveoil rig equipment failure, well blowouts, safety violations, oilfield transportation accidents, oil rig explosions, fires, machinery accidents, slip and fall accidents on slick surfaces, fatal oilfield injuries, and more.
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.
Call Our Lubbock Land Rig Accident Attorneys at (888) 493-1629
When you call Arnold & Itkin LLP, you're turning to a team that's known for fighting for the results that injured workers need. Our Lubbock oilfield accident lawyers have helped clients recover billions in recovery by never backing down from a challenge. When the other side isn't be fair, we demand justice. If they refuse to settle, we never hesitate to demand fair compensation during a trial. We know we have the power to change lives for the better after the unthinkable happens—and we never give up.
No matter what.
You deserve the opportunity to rebuild and move on with your life. Contact our Lubbock oilfield accident attorneys to find out how at (888) 493-1629.