ConocoPhillips Accident Attorneys
Fighting for Workers Injured in ConocoPhillips Accidents Nationwide
Elder Blake identified a need in the oil industry in 1875 and established the Continental Oil and Transportation Co., later named ConocoPhillips. From being the first company to create an oil pipeline in California in 1883, to exporting the first cargo of liquefied natural gas from Australia in 2016, ConocoPhillips has continued to lead the oil and gas industry.
ConocoPhillips is the third-largest integrated energy company in the United States and the fifth-largest refiner in the world. The company specializes in six areas: exploration and production, refining, marketing, transportation, chemicals, and emerging businesses. ConocoPhillips also has subsidiary oil tanker fleets, including Polar Tanker Ink., the US-flagged shipping arm of ConocoPhillips. However, the behavior of companies like ConocoPhillips results in serious accidents. People suffer grievous burns, lose limbs, or die from company negligence—and families have to pick up the pieces. The ConocoPhillips accident lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP hold oil companies accountable while helping injured workers get back on their feet.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a ConocoPhillips accident, contact our lawyers today for a free case review: (888) 493-1629. Learn your options as soon as possible.
ConocoPhillips Rig Accidents
Since 2000 alone, ConocoPhillips has been fined $282,349,882 in penalties for their violations. They have had a variety of accidents, including:
Fatal Employee Accident in Texas Refinery (2012)
A ConocoPhillips employee died after a fall at the Borger, Texas refinery. The worker fell 100 feet and was taken to a local hospital, where he then died. The worker was installing hydraulics on a silo chute and the chute moved to a vertical position, causing him to fall. Proper employee training could have prevented this tragic incident.
Gas Emission at Borger Refinery | August 2010
Thirteen workers were injured in a ConocoPhillips refinery accident in Borger, Texas. ConocoPhillips reported a brief emission stemming from an upset at a key gasoline-making unit. Although the sudden steam release was not the cause of the workplace injuries, the process of evacuation is what lead to the 13 injuries—some workers had bone fractures, sprains, and other abrasions. It is vital for employers to train workers on proper safety procedures to prevent accidents from occurring.
Life-Changing Injuries Caused by Rig Accidents
It is important for every employer in the oil and gas industry to follow the specific safety regulations set by OSHA to protect workers and prevent injuries. Unfortunately, many employers try to save costs and as a result, they reduce employees’ safety.
Common life-altering injuries caused by rig accidents include:
ConocoPhillips Rig Accident FAQ
What types of injuries affect ConocoPhillips and other oil rig workers?
ConocoPhillips workers may be at risk of suffering catastrophic injuries in accidents or as a result of exposure to loud noises and other hazards on a rig. Explosions, fires, and falls can cause injuries such as severe burns, amputation, spinal cord injuries, and brain injuries. Hearing loss, vision loss, and respiratory disorders can be caused by exposure to hazardous conditions on an oil rig. When oil rig workers are injured or are diagnosed with occupational diseases, they can turn to our team at Arnold & Itkin for dedicated, insightful counsel. We know how to pursue benefits and compensation that will cover a worker’s care—for life.
What should I do if I was injured while working for ConocoPhillips?
If you were injured working at an oilfield, you need to seek medical attention as soon as you can. You also need to inform your supervisor, as failing to report a work injury to your employer may jeopardize your right to worker’s compensation benefits. Once you’ve seen a doctor, you should consider involving an attorney. This is a complicated process and you may find that your employer is trying to pressure you into seeing a certain doctor or even returning to work before you feel ready. You might have trouble getting all of your medical expenses and wages covered. A skilled oil rig accident attorney can step in and protect your rights, helping you recover fair and complete compensation for your injuries.
What causes oil rig accidents?
Oil rig accidents occur when employees are not properly trained, when oil and gas companies cut corners to try to boost profits and productivity, and when safety standards are ignored. Defective equipment can also cause catastrophic accidents that leave numerous workers injured or killed. At Arnold & Itkin, we believe in exposing the wrongdoing that leads to oil rig accidents. These incidents are “accidental,” but they have specific causes that can be identified and traced back to poor management, overlooked safety standards, and sheer carelessness. Our attorneys fight day in and day out for injured workers’ futures and to protect others from suffering similar misfortunes.
Contact Our ConocoPhillips Accident Attorneys Today!
We understand how difficult life becomes after a rig accident—with extensive medical bills and loss of wages, it can be overwhelming. Arnold & Itkin is proud to represent injured workers to help them get the financial security they need. Filing a claim against a large company like ConocoPhillips can be scary—this is why you need the help of experienced attorneys who have the resources to litigate against major companies. Arnold & Itkin has represented clients against some of the largest global companies, and we can help you too.
Arnold & Itkin has successfully recovered billions on behalf of injured workers, including:
$5.5 Million Recovered for Concussed Rig Worker
Our team of attorneys’ assisted a client who suffered severe head and back injuries after an offshore accident that lead to chronic pain. Arnold & Itkin obtained $5.5 million settlement on behalf of our client.
$3.9 Million Recovered on Behalf of Injured Land Rig Worker
Arnold & Itkin fought tirelessly to represent the rights of a Louisiana rig worker who sustained serious neck and shoulder injuries. The defendant tried to deny their liability in the accident, but our legal team was able to secure $3.9 million on behalf of our client.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a ConocoPhillips land rig
accident, contact our ConocoPhillips accident lawyers today for a free
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