Devon Energy Accident Attorneys
We Fight to Help Oil & Gas Workers Rebuild After Serious Oilfield Accidents
From its headquarters in the towering 50-story Devon Energy Center in Oklahoma City, Devon Energy Corporation runs operations in the Barnett Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Rocky Mountains, Delaware Basin, and STACK Formation. At the end of 2019, the company’s reserves totaled 757 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 1971 by father and son John Nichols and J. Larry Nichols. Oil and gas workers across the country are put at risk unnecessarily when their employers put production and profits over safety. At Arnold & Itkin, we’re committed to helping Devon Energy workers in the wake of explosions, fires, and other serious oilfield accidents.
We have recovered billions of dollars for the injured. Take this opportunity to find out how we can help you by calling (888) 493-1629 or contacting us online.
Fatal Accident at Devon Energy Oilfield
During fracking operations at a Devon Energy oilfield in Blaine County, ID, an explosion claimed the life of one worker and injured another. The incident occurred on November 28, 2017, just after crews started work at the site. The pressure reached 2,400 pounds and a pipe fitting gave out, striking a worker in the chest.
Debris struck another worker as well. Both workers were taken to a nearby hospital, but the worker who was struck in the chest died. The other worker was expected to make a full recovery.
This incident was referred to as a “freak accident” by a local news station, but every oilfield accident can be traced back to a specific cause. When these accidents occur as a result of negligence, overlooked safety standards, and defective equipment, we must expose this to help injured workers and their families see justice served.
Devon Energy Corp Accident FAQ
I was injured at a Devon Energy oilfield. Can you help?
If you were working at an oilfield, plant, or treatment center operated by Devon Energy or any of its subsidiaries, we are here for you. Our firm has a long and successful history representing oil and gas workers in cases against multi-billion-dollar corporations like Devon Energy. Get the medical attention you need, and then contact Arnold & Itkin to find out what we can do to protect your interests.
We take on cases involving:
- Oilfield explosions
- Plant accidents
- Industrial injuries
- Electrocution and electrical injuries
- Falls from heights
- Fracking accidents
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Equipment malfunction
- Transportation accidents
- Catastrophic oilfield injuries
- Fatal oilfield accidents
Our goal will be to help you get the medical care you need and the financial support you deserve to put the pieces of your life back together.
What should I do after a Devon Energy oilfield accident?
You need to take three steps immediately after an oilfield accident:
First, seek medical attention. Second, inform your employer. Third, talk to an attorney.
When you take these steps, you’ll be protecting your health and your right to compensation. Acting fast will also help you avoid common missteps or issues that could delay your claim or even jeopardize your right to full compensation for your injuries. Because these cases are complex and typically involve catastrophic injuries, you’ll need a legal team with the experience and resources to deal with Devon Energy Corporation and any other interested parties.
Does Devon Energy have a good safety record?
According to a report by Good Jobs First, Devon Energy Corporation has had 16 environmental-related offenses and 12 safety-related offenses since 2000. These have included offshore drilling violations, environmental violations, workplace safety and health violations, and railroad safety violations. Combined with penalties for government-contracting-related offenses, the company paid approximately $15.9 million in penalties since 2000.
Each oil and gas company has an obligation to protect its workers and the environment. When they fail to uphold this obligation, innocent people will be injured, wildlife will suffer, and water sources will be contaminated.
Our firm is here to see that negligent companies are held accountable for their wrongdoing.
Our Devon Energy Corp Injury Lawyers Are Here to Help You
The thought of going up against a Fortune 500 company like Devon Energy may seem impossible, but our oilfield injury attorneys have fought the biggest, most formidable opponents in court—and secured life-changing wins for our clients. When oil and gas companies take advantage of their employees and place more importance in making money than protecting workers and the environment, we are there to set things right again.
Contact us today to find out how we can help you. We can take care of everything while you focus on healing and spending time with your loved ones.