Equipment & Machinery Accidents

New Mexico Oil Field Equipment & Machinery Accident Attorneys

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Oil fields are unavoidably hazardous working environments due to the presence of heavy machinery, combustible substances, and extreme environmental pressures. Accidents involving oil field equipment and machinery are not only common but can also lead to devastating consequences. Heavy-duty drills, pumps, and derricks all have the potential to cause serious injuries or even fatalities when malfunctioning or mishandled.

If you suffered injuries in an oil field accident involving heavy machinery or equipment, turn to Simon Perdue for aggressive legal advocacy. Depending on what happened, you are likely entitled to compensation, and our New Mexico oil field equipment & machinery accident lawyers are ready to fight to get you what you are entitled to under the law. Our attorneys previously represented huge oil and gas companies, meaning we know how they tend to approach these cases and can leverage that knowledge to deliver the results you deserve. 

We can help you understand your rights and options for recovering compensation after an equipment or machinery accident, so do not hesitate to call (505) 588-5962 or contact us online. We offer free consultations.

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Types of Oil Field Equipment and Machinery Accidents

Oil field machinery handles extreme forces and substances in high-pressure environments, making operational precision essential and the margin for error small. Dangerous accidents can result from many factors, including equipment failure, improper maintenance, poor training, or even fatigue caused by long working hours. Even a single error or brief lapse in judgment can lead to disaster. 

Common types of oil field machinery and equipment accidents include:

  • Equipment failures. Malfunctions or breakdowns of drills, pumps, and derricks can lead to a loss of control, resulting in crushing or strike injuries to the operators and nearby workers.
  • Struck-by/caught-in/caught-between accidents. These accidents involve workers being hit by heavy moving equipment, getting limbs or clothing caught in machinery, or being crushed between equipment and a fixed object.
  • High-pressure lines and equipment failures. Failures of some types of equipment can cause high-pressure oil or drilling mud to strike workers with lethal force or result in dangerous blowouts.
  • Electrical accidents. The use of electrical equipment in wet conditions can lead to electrocutions or electrical burns, especially when equipment is improperly installed or maintained.
  • Rig collapses. Structural failure of a rig, often due to improper maintenance, severe weather, or faulty construction, can lead to a collapse, posing an extreme risk to all personnel on-site. Such collapses can cause entrapment, severe crushing injuries, or even fatalities.
  • Vehicle accidents. Motor vehicle collisions, often involving heavy trucks and machinery moving to and from the site, are a significant cause of fatalities and injuries both on and off an oil field.

Recovering the full and fair compensation you deserve requires establishing what caused the accident that injured you. Your employer may not tell you the full story, which is why you should call on our New Mexico oil field equipment & machinery accident attorneys to represent you. We can meticulously investigate what happened to ascertain the underlying cause of the incident and clarify your legal options. 

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Recovering Compensation for Oil Field Equipment and Machinery Accident Injuries in New Mexico

If you were an employee when you sustained your injuries, you likely have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim and seek benefits that cover your medical expenses as well as a portion of your lost income if you cannot immediately return to work. That does not mean that your employer or their insurance company will act in good faith. They may claim your injuries were not work-related, deny your claim on a technicality, or offer less than what you deserve.

At Simon Perdue, we know the ins and outs of New Mexico’s workers’ compensation system. We can assist you with your claim from start to finish and will fight to ensure you receive full and fair benefits. 

Some equipment and machinery accidents are caused by the negligence of third parties. A third party is a person or entity other than your employer or a fellow worker. In these instances, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim against the third party, but you must prove negligence to recover any compensation. Pursuing a personal injury claim when possible can be financially advantageous, as you can recover non-economic damages (such as pain and suffering) that are not covered by workers’ compensation benefits. 

We are seasoned trial lawyers who understand how to effectively approach personal injury claims in these scenarios. Our team will fiercely negotiate on your behalf to secure a fair settlement that fully covers your losses, but we will not stop pushing. If we cannot negotiate a just result, we are never afraid to go to court and fight for maximum compensation.

You need an experienced legal advocate when you suffer injuries in a heavy machinery or equipment accident. Get tailored legal advice today by calling (505) 588-5962 or contacting us online.

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Common Oil Field Equipment & Machinery Accident Injuries

Many victims of oil field equipment and machinery accidents sustain catastrophic injuries. The severe life-altering nature of these injuries typically requires extensive and costly medical treatments, ranging from emergency care and surgeries to long-term rehabilitation and therapy. Given the physical demands of oil field work, many victims also find themselves unable to return to their positions due to impairments or disabilities stemming from their injuries. This loss of livelihood compounds the financial burden and can significantly impact the quality of life and mental well-being of the affected individuals, underlining the importance of hiring capable legal representation in the aftermath of an accident.

Our New Mexico oil field equipment & machinery accident lawyers are ready to fight for you if you suffered any of the following types of injuries:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). The impact of being struck by heavy equipment can cause concussions or more serious TBIs, leading to long-term cognitive issues, memory loss, or changes in behavior.
  • Spinal cord injuries. These injuries may result from falls from significant heights or machinery accidents where the spinal cord is struck, potentially resulting in paralysis or chronic pain.
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