Oilfield Accidents

New Mexico Oil Field Accident Attorneys

Fighting for Oil Field Accident Victims in Artesia, Carlsbad, Hobbs, Jal, and Lovington

Oil fields are notorious for being high-risk workplaces where workers are regularly and unavoidably exposed to dangerous hazards. Heavy-duty drilling equipment, pressurized fluids, and combustible gases create a precarious environment where the margin for error is narrow – and the consequences of any mistake or malfunction can be grim.

Have you suffered a serious injury while working in an oil field? Our team at Simon Perdue can provide the relentless representation you need to recover full and fair compensation. Our New Mexico oil field accident lawyers used to defend big oil companies like BP, but now we fight to enforce the rights of injury victims and can leverage our unique perspective to strengthen your case. We are never afraid of a trial and will keep pushing until we can deliver the results you deserve.

You have limited time to act if you recently sustained injuries in an oil field accident, so do not wait to call (505) 588-5962 or contact us online. We offer free consultations!

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We recognize what is at stake, and are committed to delivering the just compensation you deserve.
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  • $40,000,000 Wrongful Death
  • $17,000,000 Oilfield Explosion
  • $15,000,000 Truck Accident
  • $10,500,000 Brain Injury
  • $3,000,000 Head Injury
  • $3,000,000 Back Injury

Oil Field Accident Cases We Handle in New Mexico

Oil field accidents can be the result of many points of failure. Anything from an equipment malfunction to defective safety gear to simple human error can cause life-altering harm. The cases our firm takes on generally involve catastrophic injuries, including burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.

Our New Mexico oil field accident attorneys frequently handle cases involving:

  • Explosions. Explosions in oil fields are particularly devastating due to the presence of highly flammable substances, which can ignite with even a small spark and escalate to massive blasts. These explosive events can inflict catastrophic injuries, such as severe burns, traumatic brain injuries, and damage to the respiratory system caused by the inhalation of hot gases and smoke. The shockwave from an explosion can also violently throw workers against equipment or structures, leading to fractures, internal injuries, and even fatalities.
  • Equipment and machinery accidents. The colossal size and power of drilling rigs and extraction machinery mean that any malfunction or operational mistake can have drastic consequences. Workers can suffer from crushing injuries if caught between heavy components or amputations from moving parts. Inadequate safety protocols can also increase the risk of snapping cables, high-pressure line failures, or unintended releases of stored energy.
  • Well blowouts. A well blowout occurs when control over the pressure of the well is lost, leading to a sudden and uncontrolled release of crude oil or natural gas. This surge can cause a geyser-like eruption that spews out these substances, sometimes accompanied by mud, water, and rocks. The threats from a blowout are multifaceted: The sheer force of the eruption can cause structural damage to the rig, propel debris with lethal force, and create an immensely flammable environment ripe for equally dangerous fires or explosions. The highly pressurized and unrestrained flow of hydrocarbons can lead to a variety of injuries ranging from blunt force trauma and burns to toxic exposure and respiratory distress.
  • Chemical exposure. Oil field workers may encounter dangerous chemicals like hydrogen sulfide, a lethal gas that can be released during drilling operations, or benzene, a carcinogen found in crude oil. Acute exposure to these substances can lead to chemical burns, respiratory harm, and organ failure. Furthermore, prolonged exposure poses the risk of developing chronic health issues like neurological disorders and cancers.

Understanding what specifically led to your injuries will help clarify your legal options. We can rigorously investigate what happened at your workplace to determine the best most viable and advantageous path forward. 

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  • "Attentive to My Needs"
    Simon Perdue was attentive to my needs and the issues of my case. He answered all my questions and kept me informed about every step.
    - Former Client
  • "You are an angel in human form with your line of work and would not have chosen any other lawyer."
    Joel, thank you again for fighting in my favor. You have changed my life and way of thinking drastically, I am now becoming a business owner. You are an angel in human form with your line of work and would not have chosen any other lawyer. The way you treated me and my family in making sure we were taken care of, I gratefully appreciate you for that. May you continue the good fight for God and may you and your family continue being blessed.
    - Ryan P.
  • "Couldn’t Have Chosen a Better Law Firm"
    I couldn’t have chosen a better law firm to finish my case. Joel was knowledgeable and helped with any questions my husband and myself may have had.
    - Former Client
  • "Made Me Feel Like Family"
    After losing a friend and nearly my own life in explosion at work, Joel Simon made me feel like family and fought for me. Got me what I deserved.
    - Former Client
  • "Wanted the Best for Me"
    Joel always validated my feelings and wanted the best for me. He was thorough and transparent throughout the whole process. I highly recommend Joel for any of your litigation needs.
    - Former Client

Recovering Compensation for Oil Field Accident Injuries in New Mexico

Is your catastrophic injury work-related? If you sustained your injuries while on the clock or completing job responsibilities, you can likely file a workers’ compensation claim and seek benefits, which include coverage of a portion of lost income as well as your medical expenses. Your employer or their insurance company may not make getting benefits easy, unfortunately. Employers and insurers in the oil and gas industry have been known to try to pay injured workers less than they are entitled to or deny valid claims outright. Our team knows how to go up against oil companies and their insurers and can put our experience and resources to work for you.

Was your injury the result of negligence? When another party’s negligence causes your injuries, you can typically pursue a personal injury claim against them. This type of civil legal action allows you to recover both economic and non-economic damages, meaning you can get compensation for disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering in addition to medical bills, lost wages, and lost earning capacity. Our New Mexico personal injury lawyers understand how to establish liability in these cases and will fight to secure maximum compensation.

Contact us online or call (505) 588-5962 to start exploring your legal options today.

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