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San Antonio, TX Oil Field Injury Lawyer

Oil fields in Texas offer a lot of jobs and a steady source of income. Many Texas families could depend on this for their livelihoods. While there are employment opportunities, oil fields can be dangerous when there are negligent parties involved. Unfortunately, the accidents can be severe and sometimes fatal. If you or a loved one has been hurt at an oil field, you can take legal action to get justice. A San Antonio, TX oil field injury lawyer will protect your rights.

After an accident at an oil field, you may wonder if you need an attorney, as you may think that workers’ compensation will cover what happened. But this may not be your only legal option. It’s possible that you have grounds for a personal injury claim. Buckingham & Vega Law Firm has experienced lawyers who will maximize your compensation so you’re able to recover in peace.

Call us (505) 388-0066 or fill out the form to tell us about your potential case and a personal injury lawyer will get back to you as quickly as possible.

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Our Results Make a Difference

Explore How We Have Helped Our Clients
  • $73.21 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega legal team secured a $73.21 million verdict on behalf of a baby who was catastrophically injured due to the negligence of their doctor and medical team.

  • Record-Setting $72 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega team obtained a $72 Million verdict in a birth injury case when an OB/ GYN failed to properly monitor the mom during pregnancy.

  • $16 Million Truck Accident

    Buckingham & Vega obtained a $16 million settlement in a truck accident case. The truck driver was speeding and inattentive (texting) and crashed into the rear of a pickup truck stopped at a stoplight.

  • $14 Million Dram Shop Liability

    Our team obtained a $14 million dram shop verdict on behalf of a client who was injured due to negligence.

  • 13 Million Truck Accident

    Our team secured a 13 million settlement in a truck accident case. An eighteen-wheeler made an unsafe turn in front of a car driven by a grandmother and her family. The grandmother was killed and the family suffered severe injuries.

  • 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.

What Causes Oil Field Accidents?

After an oil field accident occurs, your San Antonio, TX oil field injury lawyer will find out what happened. Many kinds of negligence can put oil field workers in danger of sustaining serious injuries in an accident. We’re familiar with what can cause accidents and how they can affect your life. Some of the causes can be:

  • Oil Field Truck Accidents. Trucks allow transportation of the extracted oil and equipment to and from the oil field. However, inexperienced drivers, unsecured loads, and an exhausting work schedule can all factor into causing fatal accidents.
  • Heavy Objects. On the site, heavy objects that aren’t secured can fall and strike workers.
  • Faulty Equipment. If there’s faulty equipment on the site, it can malfunction when it’s in use. The person operating the equipment may not be able to prevent an accident and could be hurt themselves if they’re caught in between the equipment.
  • Human Error. Multiple parties can be present on an oil field. Some third-parties may be there as contracted workers. If one of those workers doesn’t have the training or experience necessary to safely operate equipment, they could make a mistake and cause an accident.

Other ways that accidents can occur include ignoring worker safety, whether that’s taking measures to give them equipment to be safe or to make the environment they work in safer. After an explosion at a Texas oil company, OSHA cited specific safety violations that put the workers at risk. These are examples of what can lead to potentially life-threatening accidents and injuries:

  • Failing to provide workers with fall protection
  • Not ensuring that equipment and electrical wiring are appropriate for the environment
  • Failing to prevent potential ignition sources (static electricity, sparks)
  • Not conducting a workplace hazard assessment to determine the necessary personal protective equipment
  • Not ensuring there’s an emergency action plan/eyewash station for employees working with acids

As our lawyers investigate your case, there may be one accident that occurred, but multiple safety violations and other factors of negligent decisions could have all contributed to what made the accident happen. You can trust that we’ll launch a full investigation of the accident so we know what happened and what lead to the accident.

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