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Protecting the Rights of Injured Oilfield Workers in the Southwest

Oil production is among one of the most important industries in the southwest United States, especially in New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado. While this industry plays a vital role in both the local and national economies, workers often put their health and lives on the line. If you or a loved suffered serious injuries while working in an oil field, an oil field injury lawyer from Buckingham & Vega Law Firm can help you recover the compensation you are owed in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Farmington, and more!

Don’t let the opportunity to secure compensation for your injuries pass you by. You only have a limited time to file an injury claim after an oil field accident, and we’ll make sure you meet that deadline.

Call us at (505) 388-0066 or fill out this form.

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Our Results Make a Difference

Explore How We Have Helped Our Clients
  • 13 Million Work Injury

    Buckingham & Vega represented an oilfield worker who was killed when their company failed to properly train its employees on how to safely move waste bins. Our client was killed when he became trapped between two bins.

  • $5 Million Catastrophic Amputation

    We represented a worker who was injured due to the negligence of his company. A forklift operator failed to keep a proper lookout as the company failed to properly train the operator in how to safely operate the forklift.

  • $3.25 Million Construction Accident

    We obtained a $3.25 million result on behalf of an individual who was injured after a construction site scaffold failure.

  • $3 Million+ Construction Accident

    Our team obtained a $3 million+ construction accident settlement on behalf of a client who was injured at work.

Common Oil Field Accidents

Conditions at oil fields are some of the most dangerous in the country. When things go wrong on a drilling rig, the potential for workers to suffer serious harm is high. Oil field accidents tend to be much more severe than the accidents we might expect in other industries. A typical oil field worker might be at risk for the following types of accidents:

  • Oil field explosions
  • Oil well fires or blowouts
  • Fracking accidents
  • Equipment failure accidents
  • Falls from heights
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Trench collapses
  • Chemical leaks or spills
  • Oil truck accidents and other transportation accidents
  • Crush or caught-by accidents

Injured in an oil field accident? You are not in this alone. Let the oil field injury lawyers from Buckingham & Vega Law Firm guide you through this difficult time.

What Causes Oil Field Accidents?

There is no one single cause of oil field accidents. However, in their years helping injured clients secure compensation for their injuries, our oil field injury lawyers have identified some of the most common contributing factors to oil field accidents:

  • Insufficient training
  • Defective or poorly maintained equipment
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) failures
  • Unreasonable drilling schedules
  • Language barriers and lack of accommodations
  • Staffing shortages and overworked employees

OSHA Safety Regulations

Lack of adherence to safety regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is also a common cause of workplace accidents, injuries, and fatalities in the oil industry. Every oil field in the United States should carefully follow OSHA safety regulations to ensure the safety and well-being of all workers. This includes some of the following:

  • Providing required minimum training
  • Maintaining minimum machinery and equipment standards
  • Following minimum requirements for equipment maintenance and cleaning
  • Providing workers with PPE
  • Providing fall protection for anyone working 10 or more feet above a lower surface or level
  • Banning flammable items or clothing, loose hair, or jewelry that can snag on equipment
  • Labeling hazardous substances
  • Providing well-stocked first aid kits
  • Maintaining emergency eye wash stations

Common Oil Field Injuries

The types of injuries oil field workers suffer tend to be severe, often requiring time away from work. The average injured worker who requires time off to recover needs only eight days, compared with 24 days for injured workers in the oil industry.

Some injury victims are never able to return to the industry and must pivot to a new industry. Others suffer injuries so debilitating that they become disabled and are no longer able to work at all.

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