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Austin Oilfield Accident Lawyers

OILFIELD ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS SERVING CLIENTS IN AUSTIN & SURROUNDING AREAS

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 152,300 people are currently employed in the oil and gas industry, and the field is continually growing with efforts to rely more heavily on domestically produced goods. However, this prosperous industry is also an extremely dangerous one, and it kills and injures hundreds of workers every year. While many of these accidents are inevitable due to the size and nature of the job, many others are the result of negligence at worksites.

When profit is prioritized by a company over the safety of its employees, devastating oilfield accidents occur. At Thomas J. Henry, our Austin oilfield accident lawyers are here to ensure that injured workers and their families will get the legal representation they deserve.

RECENT OILFIELD ACCIDENTS IN TEXAS

Texas is the leading crude oil producer in the country, with 22 percent of the oil produced in the United States coming from the state.  The following are a few recent accidents and their causes relating to the oilfield industry that have occurred in Texas:

  • June 8th, 2018 – Pecos
    • A tank battery caught fire
  • June 30th, 2018 – Glasscock County
    • A Laredo Petroleum, Inc. tank battery caught fire
  • July 10th, 2018 – Jones County
    • Tank battery fire
  • July 18th, 2018 – Loving
    • One killed & injured after a tank battery caught fire
  • July 23rd, 2018
    • Oil rig fire

COMMON CAUSES OF OILFIELD INJURIES

  • Vehicle accidents
  • Slips & falls
  • Exposure to toxic materials
  • Pipeline explosions
  • Well explosions & fires
  • Rig blowouts
  • Equipment malfunction or failure
  • Falling equipment
  • Negligence by the contractor

TEXAS OILFIELD ACCIDENT STATISTICS

The following statistics were reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Texas accounted for about 40 percent of the 663 workers killed in the oil industry from 2007 to 2012
  • In 2012, 79 people lost limbs, 82 were crushed, 92 suffered burns, and 675 broke bones in work-related accidents reported to insurance carriers
  • Federal authorities have failed for 22 years to implement standards and safety procedures for onshore oil and gas drilling

HURT ON THE JOB? CONTACT OUR AUSTIN OILFIELD INJURY LAWYERS

Sustaining an injury at work will complicate your life and cause you and your family financial hardships. At Thomas J. Henry, our goal is to provide world-class legal representation and take the burden off our clients’ shoulders. Our team of more than 100 attorneys fights diligently on the behalf of each of our hardworking injured clients. Let our Austin work injury lawyers help you navigate the legal process while you focus on the healing process.

Contact us today and speak with an attorney for a free legal consultation. You can give us a call or fill out a contact form on this page and we will reach out to you. Don’t suffer any longer – call today.

Our Austin Personal Injury Law Offices

  • Phone Number(512) 347-1200
  • Address: 901 S MoPac Expy #300, Austin, TX 78746

“Went to another law firm and was handed the run around and frankly disrespected. Once I approached TJH and his staff, I was treated with the sincerety and respect I was looking for thru this time of hardship.”
Luke B., 7/22/2018

HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED?

Contact Us for a FREE Case Review

877-969-8159 • info@tjhlaw.com

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