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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:

  • falls
  • 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.

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  1. 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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