Can I Sue After Being Injured in a Texas Oilfield Accident?
Few professions work harder than our oilfield workers do. In Texas, we appreciate our oilfield workers, which is why when they are wrongly injured, our Texas personal injury attorney will fight, tooth-and-nail, to recover the financial compensation they deserve. Please read on to learn more about how we can help you through the claims process.
What are some of the most common causes of oilfield accidents?
Oilfield injuries are caused by various factors, though some of the most common can include defectively designed or poorly maintained equipment, pipeline bursts, electrocutions, slip and fall accidents, poorly maintained or designed worksites, chemical burns, and well blowouts.
What should I do after being injured in an oilfield accident?
There are several steps you must take after being injured in an oilfield accident, especially if you plan on filing a lawsuit. They are as follows:
- Call 911 and seek immediate medical attention. Law enforcement will send an ambulance to the scene who will take you to a hospital where your injuries will be treated and documented, which you can use to prove your claim.
- While you wait for the ambulance to arrive at the scene, you should ask all those who witnessed the accident for their contact information, as they may corroborate your claim.
- Take pictures or videos of the safety hazard that caused your accident.
- Reach out to an experienced attorney as soon as you can so we can begin working on your personal injury claim. From here, we will work to uncover any other additional evidence, such as security camera footage, to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence.
It is worth noting, however, that when suing for an oilfield accident, we will generally sue a third-party responsible for your injuries, instead of your employer himself. Some third parties can include subcontractors, property owners, equipment manufacturers, and more.
How long do I have to sue after sustaining an oilfield accident injury?
Generally, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is two years, which means individuals are granted two years from the date of their accident to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. Unfortunately, if you do not sue within the 2-year window, you will most likely be barred from suing. Our firm is here to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve and need to get back on your feet again.
Contact our experienced Texas firm
If you have been injured in an accident at the hands of a negligent party, you need a knowledgeable, skilled attorney on your side. At The Law Offices of Steve Brannan, we understand how crucial this point in your life is. Fortunately, our firm has the tools needed to win the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today. We are ready to help.