Houston Oilfield Accident Attorneys

Texas Oilfield Injury Lawyers Helping Those Injured in Serious Land Rig Accidents
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$20+ Billion Won by Texas Oilfield Injury Lawyers

When someone works in onshore drilling, there is a serious chance they could be hurt. There are countless ways for this to happen. Heavy machinery, toxic substances, and the constant risk of fires and explosions make this one of the most dangerous industries. However, just because a job is dangerous doesn’t mean workers have to accept getting injured or killed. Each year, companies let workers sustain life-changing injuries because they’ve deemed the profits outweigh the risks. When this behavior hurts workers and their families, they turn to Arnold & Itkin—the oilfield accident lawyers who can help.

Our Houston oilfield accident lawyers help families across the nation recover from all types of incidents, including, but not limited to, the following:

If you or someone you love has suffered because of an oilfield accident, whether in Houston, Dallas, New Mexico, Midland, or anywhere in West Texas, our top-rated team of oilfield accident lawyers is ready to help. We’ve recovered over $20 billion for clients in verdicts and settlements and have a track record of going above and beyond to get the results that people need rather than the first one they’re offered.

When everything is at stake for our clients, we fight for them. 
No matter what.

Oilfield Accident Attorneys in Texas Helping Families Nationwide

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  • $209 Million

    Verdict Won for Family of Victim of Fatal Virus

  • Record-Setting $139 Million

    Massive Settlement Achieved for Victims of an Oilfield Incident

  • Record Victory $72 Million

    Record Victory for Severely Injured Worker

  • $36.5 Million

    Settlement Secured for Injured Oilfield Worker

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No Matter How Tough the Fight

Time and time again, we've brought the fight to companies that value profits over safety. After seeing the repercussions of oilfield accidents again and again—especially how they change people’s lives—we know what’s at stake. When companies mistreat workers, bully them, and try to give them less than they deserve, it’s personal to us.

Our Texas oilfield injury law firm is the premier firm for people facing the worst circumstances of their lives. What makes us effective isn’t a secret: we put every resource into preparing cases for trial. Building strong cases takes grit, persistence, and an absolutely relentless commitment to making things right for plaintiffs. 

For many plaintiffs, we’ve spent weeks poring over documents, conducting hundreds of depositions, and preparing for trial. Our willingness to go all-out means we commit more resources per case than many firms—but the results don’t lie. 

In the end, we’re willing to put everything we have to make sure our clients get what they need. 

Your Recovery Is All That Matters

Over the years, our dedication to results and compassion have resulted in the recovery of over $20 billion. We’ve taken on some of the largest oil and gas companies in the world, and we’re ready to be the hard-fighting advocate that you deserve. Nothing justifies the suffering of innocent people, and we’re ready to go to battle for them.

When clients say, “They treated me like family,” we know we’ve done our job. Through every case, we work to get clients the help they need because recovery is about more than a dollar amount. We get them the care they need, the counseling they deserve, and the reassurance of knowing we’re focused on every aspect of their well-being. Every case is personal to us, and our clients see it as we work to rebuild their lives.

Hear Our Clients' Stories

  • “I told him, “Kurt you’re my hero. You’re my knight in shining armor.” Because that’s how I feel toward him. He’s there to protect me, and I feel so safe. They are driven. They are aggressive. They will not quit for you. They will not give up for you. That’s what makes them special.”
    Mildred Solar Cortes El Faro Widow
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  • “They’re unstoppable! They definitely have the experience you need. They're fighting for these little people that can’t handle themselves when a giant comes. Almost like the David and Goliath. It’s an amazing thing to see.”
    Shawn Thomas Workplace Explosion Victim
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  • “I really feel like Arnold & Itkin brought justice to my family. Not only my family but many other families. It was just unreal how tirelessly they worked. Our trial lasted around 10 days. Every night, they were working ‘til way after midnight. There were a couple nights they never even slept. It was just amazing to me and my family.”
    Terry Yount Father of Drug Injury Victim
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We've consistently received the legal industry's highest honors, won the nation's largest results, and been repeatedly featured in both local and national news publications. We're proud of these honors and deeply grateful to the clients who continually put their trust in our team.

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Common Questions

  • What’s a Houston Oilfield Accident Lawyer?

    Houston oilfield accident lawyers help injured workers recover from serious accidents that other parties could have prevented. Hiring an oilfield accident law firm means getting help from a team that will fight for the complete compensation you deserve rather than the low settlement you may have been offered. Injured workers need the help of a Texas oilfield injury law firm to protect their interests.

  • What Is the Leading Cause of Death in the Oilfield Industry?

    Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death in the oilfields. The most recent CDC reports show that 40% of oil and gas industry fatalities are transportation-related. Factors cited by the CDC include long commutes to job sites, long shifts, and insufficient sleep—all of which contribute to driver fatigue. Naturally, accidents occur when workers aren’t getting adequate time for rest between shifts.

  • What Are Common Causes of Oilfield Accidents in Texas?

    Most often, Texas oilfield accidents are caused by the negligence of oil and gas extraction companies. Common sources of oilfield accidents include poor training, inadequate equipment maintenance, unsafe work sites, and other types of negligence by employers. Ultimately, the causes of an oilfield accident inevitably lead back to the companies who own, operate, or staff the drilling rig.
  • Who Is Responsible for Oilfield Accidents?

    While all accidents are different, there are several common liable parties. First, employers are required to provide training, safety equipment, and perform the maintenance required to keep oilfield worksites safe. Since oilfields often require more than one company to collaborate, a company that a person doesn’t work directly for could be liable for an oilfield accident or injury.
  • What Is My Oilfield Accident Case Worth?

    Since every accident is different, you’ll need to speak with our team of oilfield injury lawyers to get an accurate answer. Making sure our clients are taken care of is important to us, so we approach a case from all angles to make sure clients have the financial stability they need. But generally speaking, your case is at least equal to the cost of all your lost wages, medical bills, and future medical expenses. Some cases can claim recovery for the pain and suffering a plaintiff has endured.
  • What Are Common Oilfield Accidents?

    While oilfield accidents happen in endless ways, there are a few common types that may injure or kill workers. While different, nearly all oilfield accidents are preventable. When a negligent party causes an oilfield accident, we’re ready to hold them accountable for it. Common oilfield accidents include explosions, fires, toxic exposure, slip and fall accidents, crush injuries, amputations, equipment failure, and more. Additionally, truck accidents are common near Texas oilfields because of exhausted or rushed drivers.
  • Where Do You Take Oilfield Cases?

    At Arnold & Itkin, we help people throughout the United States, including in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and throughout the state of Texas, including Abilene, Amarillo, El Paso, Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, and San Angelo. You can find us fighting for clients in places such as Bee County, Dallas County, DeWitt County, Dimmit County, Frio County, Gonzales County, Gregg County, Harris County, Harrison County, La Salle County, Lavaca County, Live Oak County, Maverick County, McMullen County, Nacogdoches County, Panola County, Rusk County, San Augustine County, Shelby County, Webb County, Wheeler County, Wilson County, and Zavala County. If you have been injured in a rig accident, call us.
  • Do You Handle Cases Against Large Companies?

    Our land rig accident attorneys stand up to oil and gas companies such as BP, Baker Hughes, Burlington Resources, Chevron, Chicago Bridge & Iron, ConocoPhillips, COG Operating LLC, Encana Corporation, EP Energy, EOG Resources, Endeavor Energy Resources, Kinder Morgan, Marathon Oil Corporation, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Motiva Enterprises, Murphy Oil Corporation, Noble Energy, Occidental Petroleum Corp., Phillips 66, Pioneer Natural Resources, Royal Dutch Shell, SM Energy, Valero Energy, and XTO Energy Inc. We also take cases against companies such as Apache Corporation, Cactus Drilling Company, CEMEX, Chesapeake Energy, Devon Energy Corporation, Helix Energy Solutions Group, Helmerich & Payne, Hitachi, Sendero Drilling, Turner Industries Group LLC, Weatherford International, and more.
  • What Should I Do After an Oilfield Accident?

    If you’ve been injured in an oilfield accident, you need to inform your employer. In the United States, failing to report an oilfield injury can be seen as a sign of dishonesty or fraud. You also need to seek medical attention. This shows you suspected something was wrong, and it creates an early record of injury. Remember you do not always have to trust the doctor that your company recommends. If you do not want to see your company’s doctor, you have the right to request a different one. Finally, contact an oilfield accident attorney in Texas. In doing so, you’ll have the opportunity to speak with someone who will be able to listen to the details of your incident and help you decide if recovery is possible through legal action. Negligent employers must compensate workers for their injuries, and an attorney can help investigate an incident and build a strong case to fight for a fair result.

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