Oilfield and Oil Rig Accidents Constitute a Highly Complex Branch of Personal Injury Law
Working on an oilfield or oil rig is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. Company employees typically work 8 to 12 hours a day using heavy equipment and highly flammable materials. With the increasing prices of foreign oil, domestic companies have stepped up production, and safety measures are sometimes disregarded. If you or a loved one has been injured on the job in an oilfield or oil rig, you need a highly experienced lawyer who has the knowledge and experience to handle this type of lawsuit. Unlike regular workplace injury cases, oilfield and oil rig injuries are governed by maritime law. Worker’s Compensation, liability and negligence laws, and the Jones Act also play a role in determining the outcome of such cases. In addition, because there are usually several companies working on an oil site with multiple people in authority, there are a number of third parties who could be found fully or partially responsible for an oilfield or oil rig accident. Because oilfield and oil rig cases are so involved, it is vital that you contact an attorney with plenty of experience regarding this form of personal injury case.
Powers Taylor Has the Knowledge and Experience You Need to Win Your Injury Lawsuit
The injury lawyers at Powers Taylor have the knowledge and experience necessary to effectively handle your oilfield or oil rig case. We are familiar with maritime law and the various laws regarding Worker’s Compensation, workplace injury, and the oil industry. If you or your loved one has been injured on a Texas oilfield or oil rig, call Powers Taylor for a free consultation. We will go over all the details of your case and discuss your legal rights and options. If you have a viable claim, we will aggressively defend your claim in court or litigation until you get the money you deserve and negligent parties are called to task. You can reach our Dallas office at (214) 239-8900.