Common Types of Oil Field Accidents
Common Types of Fatal Oil Field Accidents
Fatal oil and gas extraction accidents come in an array of different forms.
With that noted, there are some more common types of oil field accidents
that result in between 80 and 100 fatalities, on average, in any given
year in the United States. These include:
- transportation - 41 percent
- impact or contact with equipment and objects - 25 percent
- fire and explosions - 15 percent
If you have lost a family member in an oil field accident, the laws in
your state may permit you to pursue what is known as a wrongful death
claim. A wrongful death claim permits certain families the ability to
pursue an insurance claim or lawsuit for losses associated with the negligence
death of a loved one. An oil field injury lawyer from our firm, at (800)
349-0000, can explain to you how a wrongful death case works and whether
you are eligible to pursue this type of claim.
Recurring Types of Nonfatal Oil Field Accidents
Transportation mishaps, impact with equipment and objects, and fire and
explosions also are the underlying causes of nonfatal oil field accidents,
according to U.S. Department of Labor. Other types of accidents that result
in nonfatal oil and gas extraction injuries each year in the U.S. include:
- chemical exposure
- confinement in small spaces
An oil field injury attorney from our firm can explain your options and
outline your rights if you suffer injuries from an oil field accident.
We can meet with you any time that is convenient for you.
Compensation in an Oil Field Injury Case
The nature and extent of your injuries govern the compensation to which
you may be entitled in your oil field injury case. Common types of losses,
damages, and injuries for which an oil field injury lawyer from our firm
seeks for a client include:
- pain and suffering
- mental anguish and emotional distress
- permanent disability
- permanent disfigurement
- lost wages
- medical bills and expenses
Your need for financial compensation likely is not limited to your existing
losses. You likely will be entitled to compensation for losses you reasonably
can be expected to face into the future.
You may well require ongoing medical care and treatment for your injuries
for an indefinite period of time. You may experience chronic pain and
suffering because of your injuries. You may not be able to return to work
any time soon.
All of these represent the types of future losses for which you may be
entitled. An oil field injury lawyer from our firm is committed to fighting
for justice and comprehensive compensation in your case.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal oil and gas extraction accident,
the types of losses for which will seek to obtain for you can include:
- lost companionship
- lost consortium
- final medical bills
- funeral expenses
- lost support
The specific laws in your state also play in a role in the determination
of financial recovery in an oil field personal injury or oil field wrongful
death case. The benefits of retaining the professional services of a nationwide
law firm like The Doan Law Office is that our legal team understands the
unique laws in a particular state.
The Doan Law Firm Oil Field Injury Attorney Fee Guarantee
At The Doan Law Firm, we offer you an oil field injury lawyer fee guarantee.
Our firm will never charge you a fee in you oil field injury case unless
we obtain a favorable settlement or judgment for you in your case.
Get Justice with an Oil Field Injury Lawyer from The Doan Law Firm
You can schedule an initial consultation today with an oil field injury
lawyer from our firm by calling us right now at (800) 349-0000. Our hotline
is up and running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year.
We can schedule an initial consultation with you at any time that is convenient.
The Doan Law Firm represents clients nationwide. This includes people injured
in oil field accidents. We can schedule an initial appointment with you
at any of our office. We can also schedule an initial consultation with
you at your home, or even at the hospital or rehabilitation center, depending
on your current circumstances.
At an initial consultation with you, we will provide you with an evaluation
of your case. We will answer any questions. We never charge a fee for
an initial consultation.