Oilfield Accidents

Hobbs Oilfield Accident Attorney

Representation for Injured Oil & Gas Workers in the Permian Basin

Oilfields are dangerous places to work. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, oil and gas extraction workers are 8 times more likely to die on the job than the average worker. Many more suffer serious, life-altering injuries. 

When oilfield accidents occur, injured workers and their families turn to our Hobbs oilfield accident lawyers for help.

At Simon Perdue Law, we understand the unique challenges faced by oilfield accident victims and their families. We are here to help you navigate the process of securing fair compensation and, when necessary, fight for you in court.

For a free consultation with our oilfield accident attorneys in Hobbs, call (505) 588-5962 or contact us online.

Oilfield Accident Injuries

Oilfield accidents can cause severe injuries and even death. In many cases, oilfield accidents are the result of negligence on the part of an employer, contractor, or other third party. When this is the case, injured workers and their families can seek compensation for their losses. 

Our Hobbs oilfield accident lawyers at Simon Perdue Law represent clients in a wide variety of oilfield accident claims.

We handle oilfield accident claims involving all types of injuries, including:

Types of Oilfield Accidents

There are many different ways oilfield accidents can occur. Some of the most common types of oilfield accidents include:

  • Vehicle accidents: Workers are often required to drive large trucks and other vehicles as part of their job. These vehicles can be difficult to operate and have many blind spots. When drivers do not operate these vehicles safely, serious accidents can occur. In addition, oilfield workers are often required to work on or near the road. They are at risk of being struck by a passing vehicle.
  • Slip and fall accidents: Oilfield workers often work at significant heights. Workers can easily slip and fall, especially if they are not provided with proper safety equipment.
  • Explosions and fires: Oilfields are full of flammable and combustible materials. When these materials are not properly stored or handled, they can catch fire or explode. These types of accidents can cause serious burns, disfigurement, and death.
  • Well blowouts: When the pressure in an oil or gas well is not properly controlled, the well can blow out. When this happens, oil and gas are released at high pressure. This can cause serious injuries to workers on the rig.
  • Equipment failures: Oilfields are full of heavy machinery. When this machinery is not properly maintained, it can malfunction and cause serious injuries. In addition, oilfield workers are often required to use heavy tools and equipment. If this equipment is not properly maintained, it can break and cause serious injuries.
  • Falling objects: Oilfields are often full of cranes and other equipment that is used to move heavy objects. When these objects are not properly secured, they can fall and cause serious injuries.

Who Is Liable for an Oilfield Accident?

It can be difficult to determine who is at fault for an oilfield accident. In some cases, it is clear that the employer or another worker was at fault. In other cases, the accident may have been caused by a problem with a piece of equipment or some other factor.

At Simon Perdue Law, we are skilled investigators who know how to determine the cause of an oilfield accident. We will work diligently to hold all responsible parties accountable, which may include:

  • Employers: Oilfield employers have a legal obligation to provide their employees with a safe working environment. This includes making sure that workers have the proper training and equipment to do their jobs safely. If an employer fails to do this, they can be held liable for any resulting injuries.
  • Contractors: Many oilfields are staffed by workers who are employed by a contractor. These workers have the right to a safe working environment just like any other oilfield worker. If a contractor fails to provide this, they can be held accountable.
  • Equipment manufacturers: Oilfield accidents are often caused by a problem with a piece of equipment. When this is the case, the manufacturer of the equipment can be held liable.
  • Third parties: Many different companies and contractors work on oilfields. If an accident is caused by a problem with a company's equipment or the actions of one of its employees, the company can be held liable.

Our oilfield accident attorneys in Hobbs, NM will carefully review the facts of your case and help you understand who is responsible for your injuries.

Workers' Compensation for Oilfield Injuries

In New Mexico, most workers are covered by the state's workers' compensation system. In general, if you are injured on the job, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. These benefits can include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more.

Our Hobbs oilfield accident lawyer can help you understand your rights and options. These types of claims can be very complex. Oilfield operators and their insurers have teams of lawyers who are ready to fight these types of claims. That is why you need an experienced oilfield accident attorney on your side.

Learn How Simon Perdue Can Fight for You

At Simon Perdue Law, we have been helping oilfield accident victims and their families for years. We know how to fight for you inside and outside the courtroom. Our Hobbs oilfield accident lawyers will work tirelessly to help you obtain fair and full compensation for your injuries.

For a free consultation with an oilfield accident lawyer in Hobbs, call (505) 588-5962 or send us a message online.

 

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