Monthly Archives - April 2020

Common Injuries in the Oil & Gas Industry

Common Injuries in the Oil & Gas Industry

In the oil and gas extraction industry, transportation accidents are the leading cause of deadly workplace injuries. In 2011, these accidents were responsible for nearly 50 percent of the industry’s workplace fatalities. The next most common accident involves workers being struck by an object or piece of equipment, accounting for 26 fatalities in 2011. Fires and explosions resulted in another 12 deaths that same year.  The leading non-fatal injuries in the oil industry include: Lacerations Fractures and broken bones Burns Internal or external chemical [...]

The Facts Behind Texas Oilfield Accident Settlements

The Facts Behind Texas Oilfield Accident Settlements

The laws governing oilfield accidents are complicated, and these accidents have a reputation for being extremely dangerous. Major players in the industry will try to argue that their oilfield is dangerous. Here’s what you need to know about oilfield accidents and the injuries that result from them.  OSHA, Claims, & Oilfield Safety OSHA is the agency that regulates and penalizes oil companies that cause accidents and injuries. In many cases, OSHA doesn’t work in the interest of the injured employee. The [...]

Who Is at Fault After an Oilfield Accident?

Who Is at Fault After an Oilfield Accident?

After suffering injuries while working on an oil rig, there are some possible options regarding financial compensation for your losses. Workers usually will file a claim for workers’ compensation after an on-the-job accident. In Texas, workers comp provides benefits that can cover your medical costs and some of your lost income.  What If My Employer Doesn’t Carry Workers’ Comp Coverage? Employers in Texas are not mandated to provide workers’ comp. If your oil and gas employer lacks worker’s comp coverage, then [...]

I Was Injured in an Oilfield Accident | Can I Sue?

I Was Injured in an Oilfield Accident. Can I Sue?

When an oilfield worker is injured on the job, he or she may be eligible to pursue financial compensation for their damages. Most oilfield workers in Texas can recover the money they need by filing a workers’ compensation claim. This will allow the injured party to get money to cover medical bills and some of their lost income quickly, without having to through the process to establish liability.  These benefits may not always be enough to meet the needs of [...]

Protecting Oil & Gas Workers From Death, Serious Injury

Protecting Oil & Gas Workers From Death, Serious Injury

Oil and gas workers in the great state of Texas face significant dangers in the workplace, some of which can result in death or serious injuries. In order to combat the potential risk of physical harm out on the oil field, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has imposed strict drilling and servicing safety regulations on employers in the industry. However, accidents still happen, and many workers are left with serious injuries as a result. Connolly Law has experience helping [...]