Working in the oil and gas industry is not easy, and employees deserve to work for companies that put safety first. At Arnold & Itkin, we hold corporations responsible when they value profits and productivity over the lives of their workers. Our oilfield accident attorneys have fought for over $15 billion in verdicts and settlements, helping the injured and families who have lost loved ones across the U.S. get the help they need to rebuild.
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COG Operating Accident History
COG Operating, like most oil and gas companies, does not have a completely clean past in terms of accidents, injuries, and alleged safety violations.
2 COG Oilfield Workers Electrocuted During Maintenance Operation
In 2020, two oilfield workers were electrocuted while performing maintenance work at a tank battery site near Carlsbad, New Mexico. The families of both victims filed a lawsuit alleging that COG was responsible for the deaths by negligently placing the powerline near the worksite and providing no signage to warn workers. COG was able to prove the oilfield workers improperly operated the forklift used to make the repairs. As a result of the deaths, COG facilitated safety inspections and fixed the equipment that ultimately led to the workers’ deaths.
Air Grinder Injury
In 2021, a worker was injured while cutting bolts with an air grinder at a COG-operated site in Carlsbad, New Mexico. The worker filed suit against COG Operating, Conoco Resources, and Rudtruck Operating, claiming negligence led to his injuries. The worker suffered pain, disfigurement, lost earnings, and impairment as a result of his injuries. His lawsuit alleged that the defendants were to blame for not providing a safe work environment, reasonably competent site supervision, and proper equipment.
Filing a Lawsuit for a COG Operating Accident
When oilfield workers are injured, they may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, or they may have grounds for personal injury lawsuits against any parties that caused them harm. Families of oil and gas workers who have been killed on the job may be able to file wrongful death suits. Taking legal action offers accident survivors and families the opportunity to recover and rebuild, which can seem difficult or impossible in the aftermath of a catastrophic injury or the loss of a loved one.
An oilfield accident case may include the pursuit of compensation for:
- Medical treatment
- Ongoing care and therapy
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
Get Answers with Our COG Injury Law Firm on Your Side
Oilfield workers may experience broken bones, severe burns, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other life-changing trauma in accidents that could have been prevented if proper safety measures had been taken. Exposing wrongdoing and maximizing the recovery of compensation can go a long way in bringing workers and their families stability and peace of mind.
If you’re interested in finding out how our COG Operating injury lawyers can help you, now is the time to arrange your free consultation. We can answer your questions and help you get on the road to recovery. Contact us today!