Oil fields are one of the most dangerous working environments in California. With thousands of California residents employed at oil fields, safety is critical for workers involved in the oil industry. Unfortunately, when safety protocols fail, the injuries that result from oil field accidents can be catastrophic for victims. The compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys at Deldar Legal understand the devastating effects of an oil field accident and zealously advocate on behalf of our clients that deserve compensation for their injuries. To schedule a free consultation, call or contact us today.
Common Causes of Oil Field Accidents
There are many situations that can lead to an accident on an oil field. Many accidents happen when oil well processing or transport facilities choose to subvert the safety rules and regulations meant to protect workers. Hazardous substances, operation of dangerous equipment, falling objects, fires and explosions, rig collapses, getting caught in machinery, and electrocution can also cause accidents that lead to serious injuries on an oil field. The causes of these accidents are many, with contributing factors including inadequate training, carelessness, faulty equipment, and unanticipated environmental hazards. The ultimate result of these accidents are catastrophic injuries that permanently disable and debilitate victims along with one of the highest rates of fatality in the nation.
Oil Field Accident Injuries
According to OSHA, oil and gas workers have an accident fatality rate that is seven times higher than the national industry rate. When an oil field accident does not result in death, the injuries are often permanent and devastating for the victim. Some of the most commonly seen injuries after oil field accidents includes the following:
- Burns: First to third degree burns from steam, fire, electric shock, and hot equipment that can cause disfigurement, nerve damage, and skin grafts
- Fractures: Caused by falls, being struck by a falling object, transportation accidents, and explosions
- Permanent hearing loss: Constant loud machinery and explosions can cause permanent damage without proper ear protection
- Traumatic brain injuries: Almost all types of oil field accidents can result in head and brain injuries for workers. Traumatic brain injuries can cause permanent physical, mental, behavioral, and social changes to a victim
Other injuries reported for oil field accidents also include facial trauma, permanent sight loss, nerve damage, soft tissue damage, internal organ damage, puncture wounds, internal bleeding, spinal cord injuries, and paralysis. If you or a loved one has been injured on an oil field it is critical that you speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible about your case.
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At Deldar Legal, we believe that any person injured while performing dangerous oil field work deserves to be fully compensated for the damages sustained in an oil field accident. We promise to aggressively fight and hold the at fault party accountable for the harm you suffered while at an oil field. Call or contact our office today to speak with a highly qualified attorney about your case now.