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Lawsuit Filed for Drilling Rig Worker Who Fell Down Unsafe Stairs

Arnold & Itkin LLP recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of an injured worker who suffered injuries while working on a land rig near the Midland/Odessa area. While performing drilling work on the rig, he suffered a serious fall. The fall was caused by improperly-maintained stairs on the rig; as a result, our client suffered catastrophic injuries to his body that have required surgery. Catastrophic injuries are long-lasting and potentially permanent by definition, which means our client is facing a costly and uncertain future.

Employers and equipment owners are responsible for maintaining safe work environments. When it comes to stairs, one of the most high-risk areas of any workplace, maintenance is essential to the lives and livelihood of employees. Because the stairs on our client's rig weren't safely maintained, he has suffered from intense pain, loss of mobility, and loss of income. Catastrophic injuries like his may affect his lifelong ability to earn a living and provide for himself or others. Our job is now to hold his employer accountable to ensure our client gets everything he needs to recover.

Our drilling rig accident lawyers look forward to helping another injured worker get the compensation he deserves and the medical treatment he needs. The case was filed in Harris County, Texas.

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