Oilfield Accident Attorney, Oilfield Worker Accident Attorney
Throughout East Texas and Northwest Louisiana, injuries due to oil field accidents are happening at an alarming rate because of the increased activity in this region for shale and natural gas extraction. Companies who operate large mechanical equipment to do these extractions are rarely concerned about the immediate health of the oilfield worker as their bottom line is of primary importance (especially as global demand and prices have fluctuated).
Josh Clayton and his professional legal staff are experienced in handling cases involving oilfield accidents where oilfield workers are victims of personal injury on the work site. Our oilfield accident attorney understands the complex business climate in the energy industry in our area and will work through any challenge to get the compensation that you deserve.
Common Reasons For Oilfield Accidents:
- Explosions and Burns
- Exposure to Toxic Fumes
- Defective Equipment or Machinery
- Improper Equipment Maintenance
- Improper Safety Training Protocol
- Slips and Falls
- Insufficient Supervision on Work Site
- Negligent Operation of Equipment
- Wrongful Death
When oilfield workers are not adequately trained or provided the safety materials that are necessary to do the difficult job of energy extraction, accidents are likely to follow. The rate of personal injury claims to oilfield worker accidents is extremely high due to the precariousness of the work site, its many mechanical pieces, and unforeseen environmental challenges that can present a true danger to the lives of the energy company employees or contractors.
According to the CDC, 1,189 oil and gas extraction industry employees died while working between 2003 and 2013, resulting in an average of 108 deaths per year and an occupational fatality rate of 25 deaths per 100,000 workers. A wrongful death due to oilfield accident is a terrible tragedy to experience, and we will work diligently to understand your case and represent you and your family at the most difficult juncture in life.
Oilfield accident attorney Josh Clayton will represent you and your family in serious injury and death cases. We know how difficult it is to experience personal injury or loss due to a work site accident; our lawyers are experienced in earning full payment for lost wages, both short and long-term medical treatment, as well as other related financial losses incurred due to the accident.
We Recover The Money You Deserve For Your Personal Injury
Josh Clayton and his experienced attorneys conduct a thorough investigation of your oilfield work site accident in order to understand the case as fully as possible to fight on your behalf in court. We make sure that we’ve collected all of the evidence necessary to adequately represent you and your family by:
- Acquiring and Examining Police and Other Incident Reports
- Obtaining Police Videos and Other Material Evidence
- Interviewing Key Witnesses
- Consulting Expert Witnesses
- Enlisting Licensed Private Investigators
- Reviewing Cell Phone Records
- Performing Due Diligence on Related Companies At Fault
We don’t want to leave any stone unturned when it comes to representing you in court after an oilfield accident, that’s why we’re willing to bring in expert witnesses from other successful cases and perform due diligence on related companies at fault to understand past outcomes from various legal strategies using different forms and quality of evidence. Without consulting an experienced attorney immediately, some of the necessary evidence to successfully resolve your personal injury or wrongful death claim may be damaged or lost, making it more challenging or impossible for you to receive your settlement to cover medical expenses and loss of income during this difficult time. Let us start working now to collect the necessary evidence and begin working on your case so you can experience relief as soon as possible.
There are many factors that come into play when establishing a legal case for negligence against a defendant, and insurance companies as well as the attorneys of the energy companies will work very hard to undermine your legal defense in order to save themselves money on your personal injury claim or wrongful death settlement. Large energy companies have extreme difficulty keeping all of the legal restrictions and requirements in place, and often it is the direct result of negligence to these legal adherences that will cause an oilfield worker to be involved in an accident on the work site.
Establishing Negligence In A Personal Injury Or Wrongful Death Suit
1. Duty – The defendant owed a legal duty to the plaintiff under the circumstances;
2. Breach – The defendant breached that legal duty by acting or failing to act in a certain way;
3. Causation – It was the defendant’s actions (or inaction) that actually caused the plaintiff’s injury; and
4. Damages – The Plaintiff was harmed, injured, or died as the result of the defendant’s actions.
Sometimes the fault may rest on the oilfield worker themselves, and despite the many circumstances involved in the work site accident, a personal injury or wrongful death claim may still be awarded in the favor of the plaintiff if sufficient evidence can be brought against the energy company or insurance company due to undiscovered proof of negligence or other causal factors that may have led to the accident. Josh Clayton works hard for his clients to ensure that they receive the most adequate compensation that they can as victims of an accident on an oil field work site.
Don’t go into this battle alone – always consult our experienced oilfield worker accident lawyers at Josh Clayton Law Firm today if you or a loved one has been involved in an accident involving personal injury or wrongful death. Every day that goes by after an accident involving injury will degrade or destroy critical evidence that our experienced attorneys will need to resolve your case successfully. Our many satisfied clients are proof of our commitment to excellence in representing victims of negligence in personal injury and wrongful death claims.