ConocoPhillips Accident Attorneys
Fighting for Workers Injured in ConocoPhillips Accidents Nationwide
In 1875, Elder Blake identified a need in the oil industry, establishing the Continental Oil and Transportation Co., later named ConocoPhillips. From being the first 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
- Emerging businesses
Unfortunately, the behavior of companies like ConocoPhillips results in serious accidents. Employees all too often suffer grievous burns, lose limbs, or die from company negligence. The ConocoPhillips accident lawyers at Arnold & Itkin 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.
The History of Burlington Resources
Burlington Resources began its journey in 1864 when the company retained extensive mineral rights and land holdings alongside the expansion of the Northern Pacific Railway Company (later the Burlington Northern Railroad Company). In 1981, Burlington Northern discovered oil on their property in the Williston Basin of North Dakota. Almost three decades later, this discovery resulted in the East Lookout Butte and Cedar Hills South oilfields.
As the company expanded, Burlington Resources was founded in 1987 as a holding company for all non-railroad assets. By 1993, Burlington resources had sold off non-oil-related assets, and Meridian Oil renamed itself Burlington Resources. In the last decade, Burlington focused on procuring and developing North American natural gas resources while expanding into international operations and increasing production in Williston Basin.
In March of 2006, ConocoPhillips acquired Burlington Resources and continues to manage the company’s assets under the Burlington name. ConocoPhillips is an international oil and gas giant, producing gas from North America, the Middle East, the Arctic, and beyond. Production streams include light and heavy oil, oil sands, natural gas liquids, natural gas, shale gas and oil, coalbed methane, and liquefied natural gas (LNG).
ConocoPhillips Oil & Gas Accidents
Since 2000 alone, ConocoPhillips has been fined more than $250,000,000 in penalties for their violations.
They have had a variety of accidents. For example, here are two incidents at their refinery:
Fatal Employee Accident in Texas Refinery (2012)
A ConocoPhillips employee suffered a fatal accident while installing hydraulics on a silo chute at the Borger, TX refinery. The chute moved to a vertical position, causing him to fall 100 feet. He was taken to a local hospital before eventually succumbing to his injuries.
Gas Emission at Borger Refinery (2010)
13 workers were injured in a ConocoPhillips refinery accident in Borger, TX. 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.
Life-Changing Injuries Caused by Rig Accidents
It is important for every employer 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:
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, 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 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. We can 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, companies cut corners to boost profits, defective equipment is used, and safety standards are ignored. 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 for injured workers’ futures and to protect others from suffering similar misfortunes.
Contact Our ConocoPhillips Accident Attorneys: (888) 493-1629
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 go against major companies. Arnold & Itkin has represented clients against some of the largest global companies, and we can help you too.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a ConocoPhillips land rig accident, contact our ConocoPhillips accident lawyers today for a free consultation: (888) 493-1629.