Oil Field Accidents - The Law Office of Ryan C. Solis

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The oil and gas industry has been booming over the last decade thanks to a growing energy demand, as well as new technology and extraction methods. Unfortunately, as history has shown time and time again, booming industries often lead to companies lowering their safety standards and ignoring regulations which can lead to workers facing increased risks of suffering serious oil field accidents.

The oil and gas industry in Texas has seen oil field accidents on the rise, which has some of the most lucrative oil well sites in the world. Because of heavy machinery and the nature of the work, however, accidents do take place and can be catastrophic.

Holding an oil company or individual responsible for an oil field accident requires a determined and experienced attorney like Ryan Solis, who has a thorough understanding of the oil and gas industry and a strong grasp of the factors that can affect an injury (e.g. industry regulations, types of equipment, personnel roles).

Personal Injury Attorney Ryan C. Solis specializes as an oil field accident lawyer in Mission, McAllen, Brownsville, Raymondville, the Rio Grande Valley, and all of South Texas. Read more below to see how The Law Office of Ryan C. Solis can help.

Justice and Compensation for Oil Field Accidents

If you have been the victim of an oil field accident, it is important to know your rights and seek both medical and legal help immediately after the accident occurs (in the case of fatalities, the family or partners will also need legal assistance).

The types of compensation depend on the type of injury as well as who was at fault and other factors such as whether it was a violation of OSHA regulations, and whether the employer has consistently or willfully disregarded risk assessments or enforcement of workplace safety guidelines.

Some individuals may be able to secure workers’ compensation, while other employers may not offer these benefits. If your employer does NOT offer workers’ compensation, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit for compensation that covers

  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Any medical bills
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Loss of consortium
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

If your loved one loses their life as the result of an oil field accident, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death suit. Our South Texas oilfield accident attorney at the Law Office of Ryan C. Solis, PLLC, can help you with the wrongful death claim process.

The oil and gas industry is critical to the global economy, but the health and safety of each individual worker should be the most important consideration, and every injury or fatality should be prosecuted and compensated to the full extent of the law.

Legal Responsibility for Oil Field Accidents

Oil well sites can have many moving parts and many different parties doing different types of work. One company may be responsible for cranes and derricks, another company may be responsible for site clearing or moving heavy loads, and still another for back-office work where injuries also happen (e.g. slip and falls on the job).

These are often multinational companies and legal responsibility can be difficult to determine after an injury occurs.

At-fault or responsible parties may include a direct employer, another oilfield worker (e.g. a truck driver intoxicated on the job), a leaseholder for the job site, third-party contractors hired for a specific purpose, and even the manufacturer or supplier or defective equipment.

In the state of Texas, workers’ compensation is not a requirement for most companies, and those that choose not to carry workers’ comp insurance are called “non-subscribers.” This means that the usual avenue for compensation may not be available to workers outside of a lawsuit, and some victims of oil field accidents may decide not to pursue their claim because it doesn’t seem “serious” enough for action beyond workers’ comp. But every single oil field accident matters and should be formally acknowledged, documented, investigated, and compensated.

Call Our Oil Field Accident Attorney in the RGV Today!

If you have been the victim of an oil field accident in the state of Texas, no matter how small or limited it may seem, or how serious and life-threatening it may prove to be, the Law Office of Ryan C. Solis, PLLC, can make sure you have all the information you need to make the right decision and pursue the right actions to get the justice and compensation you deserve.

Contact us at (956) 686-9600 today for your free consultation, and let Ryan get you the money you need to recover, whether you live in Mission, McAllen, Brownsville, Raymondville, the Rio Grande Valley, or anywhere else in South Texas.

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