Oilfield Injuries Can be Catastrophic
There is no question that working on an oilfield is one of the most dangerous jobs one can have. The type of equipment is massive, complicated and difficult to manage, making it all very hazardous. You have drilling, work-over and completion rigs, hot oilers, gas plants and compressor stations, oilfield trucks and the roustabout, along with other services that require very precarious, heavy equipment. The entire operation takes place in a highly explosive environment full of all kinds of dangerous products and toxic chemicals. To make this a safe place for workers there must be continual attention paid to every aspect of the industry’s safety policy and protocols to prevent catastrophic accidents from occurring.
Legal Expertise in Oilfield Accident Cases
Oilfield injuries including those involving drilling rigs are commonly due to someone’s negligence, an error or a mistake in judgment. With so much demand for production and profits, there is overwhelming pressure on workers, which can ultimately result in taking ill-advised shortcuts, sometimes ignoring well-established oilfield industry accident prevention and safety measures. This extremely high-pressure work environment when combined with the usual can-do demeanor and attitude of oilfield workers can produce a greater likelihood of serious on-the-job injuries or even death.
Little, Oliver & Gallagher law firm has been in practice more than 20 years, handling all types of personal injury practice areas including oilfield injuries in Ardmore, OK and oilrig accidents. We are very well versed in all aspects of the industry and the inherent dangers of working in this environment. Among our cases has been many involving catastrophic injury and death. These are often the result of a blatant disregard for safety and/or negligent and wrongful actions, causing the accidents. We have a team of highly experienced lawyers and investigators that employ the resources of an extensive network of specialized oilfield accident experts who can uncover the truth in every situation, allowing us to help our clients get financial compensation for the following:
- Financially recover all lost wages
- Provide for hospital and ongoing medical expenses
- Punitive financial damages to deter future accidents
Enforcing Your Legal Rights in an Oilfield Accident Case
Large oil conglomerates have unlimited financial resources to mount legal battles fighting oilfield accident claims and lawsuits. Your typical Workers’ Comp lawyer has no idea about maritime law and certainly no experience litigating oilfield accident cases with the level of knowledge to fight effectively. Little, Oliver & Gallagher has a network of industry insiders we can access in this oilfield practice area of the law, years of experience fighting these highly complex lawsuits, and most importantly the determination to prevail in fighting big oil to protect your rights in obtaining the financial compensation you deserve.
If you’ve been involved in an oilfield accident or oilfield injuries, and you think you have a right to be compensated for all you’ve been through, complete the form here or pick up the phone and contact us to schedule an appointment to learn about your legal rights and the compensation you may be entitled.