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Common Types of Oil Field Injuries

Hire a Fighter: Retain a Doan Law Firm Oil Field Injury Lawyer

The number of people injured in oil field accidents can fluctuate widely, particularly if a catastrophic event occurs in the oil and gas extraction industry in a particular year. With that said, approximately 4,000 people are injured annually in oil field accidents annually in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

A person injured in an oil field accident can be expected to miss an average of 30 days from work. The number of missed work days is significantly higher than the average of all other industrial occupations. The average number of missed work days in all industrial accidents is seven.

If you've been injured in an oil field accident, you are not alone. Odds are high that if you spend more than short amount of time in the industry, you will face an injury in an oil field. There are some types of oil field injuries that are more commonplace than others.

If you have been injured in an oil field accident, you need to understand your basic legal rights. You need to know what steps you must take to protect these crucial interests. This includes retaining the services of an experienced, committed oil field injury lawyer.

Most Common Types of Oil Field Accident Injuries

Oftentimes, in the case of an oil field accident, a person like you suffers multiple injuries. With that understood, some of the most common types of oil field accident injuries are:

  • fire burns
  • chemical burns
  • other chemical-related injuries
  • broken bones
  • internal damage
  • spinal damage
  • traumatic brain injury
  • wounds and lacerations
  • soft tissue injury
  • permanent disability
  • permanent disfigurement

Compensation awarded in an oil field injury case varies from one situation to another. However, there are some common types of losses for which you may be entitled to compensation. These include:

  • medical expenses
  • pain and suffering
  • permanent disability
  • permanent disfigurement
  • mental anguish and emotional distress
  • lost wages

Justice in your case is likely to require compensation not only for existing losses, but for those you reasonably can be expected to face in the future. For example, you are likely to require ongoing medical care and treatment into the future. You may experience pain indefinitely. You may not be able to return to work any time soon, if your situation is similar to others who are victims of oil field accidents.

These all represent types of future loses you reasonable can be expected to face. Our firm fights for you to seek full compensation for existing and future losses.

Common Fatal Oil Field Injury Accidents

If you have lost a loved one in an oil field injury accident, you are not alone. Each year, between 80 and 100 people are killed in oil and gas extraction accidents in the United States.

Our firm represents clients who have lost family members of tragic, fatal oil field accidents. A member of our legal team, at (800) 349-0000, can explain your rights in an oil field wrongful death case.

The types of losses for which you may be entitled to compensation in an oil field wrongful death case include:

  • loss of consortium
  • loss of companionship
  • loss of financial and other support
  • last medical expenses
  • funeral costs
  • mental anguish and emotional distress

The Doan Law Firm Oil Field Injury Lawyer Fee Guarantee

The legal team at The Doan Law Firm understands you have enough to contend with following an oil field injury accident. An oil field injury lawyer from our firm never charges you an attorney fee until we obtain a favorable settlement or judgment in your case. That is our guarantee to you.

Retain a Doan Law Firm Oil Field Injury Lawyer Today

You can schedule an initial consultation with an oil field injury lawyer by calling our accident hotline at (800) 349-0000. Our oil field injury hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, even on major holidays.

We can schedule an appointment with you any time that is convenient with you. As a nationwide law firm, we have offices located across the United States. If an office location is not convenient for you, we can also schedule an initial consultation at your home, or even the hospital, depending on your circumstances. We can also set up a virtual consultation with you online.

During an initial consultation, an oil field injury lawyer will provide you with a case evaluation. You will get answers to any questions you have about your case. There is no charge to you for an initial consultation with an oil field injury lawyer from The Doan Law Firm.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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