New Mexico Oilfield Accident Attorneys
We Stop at Nothing to Protect Oil & Gas Workers’ Rights
If you were injured or lost a family member in an oilfield accident, you’re left with more questions than answers. Your future may seem uncertain at best. These are the most difficult times, but you have rights and legal options that can open the door to answers, support, and stability when you need it most.
Our team at Arnold & Itkin is passionate about helping injured oilfield workers and their families. Our attorneys have fought to win numerous million-dollar and multi-million-dollar recoveries that have helped rebuild lives and right the wrongs caused by oil and gas company negligence.
We handle New Mexico oilfield accident cases involving:
- Fires and explosions
- Equipment-related injuries
- Oil transportation accidents
- Pipeline ruptures
- Gas leaks
- Oil spills
- Crane accidents
- Fracking accidents
- Machinery malfunction
- Chemical leaks or releases
If you or someone you love was injured working at an oilfield in New Mexico or anywhere in the U.S., contact Arnold & Itkin. We’re here for you.
When Oil & Gas Companies Cut Corners, Workers Pay the Price
Oil and gas companies make millions, even billions, every year. These corporations are notorious for pushing for more production and more profit, sometimes at the expense of their workers. They may cut corners, waiting to replace aging equipment or failing to properly implement safety standards, just to keep production as high as possible. This increases the likelihood of an accident that can injure numerous workers or claim innocent lives.
At Arnold & Itkin, we’re passionate about protecting oil and gas workers’ rights, and our case results reflect this. Some of our notable oilfield injury recoveries include:
- $72 million settlement for a worker who lost his arm and suffered other catastrophic injuries in an oilfield accident.
- $18.75 million settlement for an injured oilfield worker in a seemingly impossible case.
- $7.2 million settlement for a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury and experienced memory loss after an offshore accident.
- $1.9 million jury verdict for a nurse who was seriously injured when oilfield equipment fell from the back of a truck and hit her car.
These recoveries have changed our clients’ lives, helping to secure their care and support for the rest of their lives. These and all the oilfield injury cases we have successfully handled have also put pressure on oil and gas companies to improve safety and place more importance on their workers’ lives.
Oilfield Accident FAQ
What types of injuries do oilfield workers experience?
Oilfield workers in New Mexico may experience catastrophic injuries if safety standards are overlooked, equipment malfunctions, or their co-workers or employers are careless.
Potential oilfield injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Injuries to limbs and extremities
- Burn injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Toxic exposure
- Brain injuries
Because oilfield worker injuries are often severe, they require extensive medical care and will often impact a worker’s ability to return to the field. This makes the swift recovery of complete compensation all the more important.
What should I do after an oilfield injury in New Mexico?
The most important thing you can do after an oilfield accident is to seek medical care. Get the treatment you need, from the doctor you want to see. Your employer may try to send you to a company doctor, but you have the right to seek treatment from the doctor or facility of your choosing.
After you get medical care, make sure you inform your employer of the incident and your injuries, in writing. Starting a record of your injury and keeping all applicable documents, receipts, and communication like emails or letters will help support your claim for compensation.
As soon as you can, contact an attorney with experience in New Mexico oilfield accident cases. These are complex legal matters that require a complete understanding of state and federal safety regulations, oil and gas laws, and precedents set by case law.
How can your firm help with my oilfield injury claim?
Arnold & Itkin has a long history of representing oil and gas workers in the U.S. We’ve handled some of the biggest and most challenging cases in history, such as the Deepwater Horizon explosion, and have faced off against giants like Mobil, Transocean, BP, and others. When workers need help in the aftermath of serious oilfield accidents and offshore injuries, they turn to Arnold & Itkin. We have recovered billions of dollars in life-changing settlements and verdicts for our clients and are known for our intelligence and our willingness to do whatever it takes to see justice served.
The oil industry is important to New Mexico's economy, but the jobs it provides should not put workers’ lives at risk.
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Southeast New Mexico, particularly Eddy County, Lea County, and Chaves County, which sit in the oil-rich Permian Basin, is currently in the midst of the oil and gas equivalent to a gold rush. New Mexicans and workers from across the U.S. are working at the state’s many oilfields, where they have the opportunity to earn good money—but at what cost? If you were injured at an oilfield in New Mexico, you deserve the chance to recoup your losses.
Find out what rights you have as an oilfield worker and how you can recover the compensation you need. Call (888) 493-1629 today for your free, private consultation.