Common Oilfield Accidents
Our team of experienced attorneys is ready to help you no matter how you were hurt in the oilfield. Here’s some of the kinds of accidents we may be able to help you with:
- Drilling accidents
- Oilfield fires
- Oil well fires
- Oil well blowouts
- Gas refinery accidents
- Oil refinery accidents
- Fracking accidents
- Machinery failure
- Drunk equipment operators
- Personal protection equipment failures
- Hazardous material exposure
- Getting hit by a falling object
- Falling, slipping, or tripping
- Defective equipment
No matter how you were injured, and even if you think Workers’ Compensation will protect you, it is worth calling Roadrunner Law Firm today to discuss your legal rights. We do not charge for that initial call, so you have nothing to lose.
Some Common Oilfield Injuries
Getting hurt in the field can lead to a wide variety of injuries. Trust us, we’ve seen it all. We can help on any kind of New Mexico oilfield injury case. From busted teeth to accidental death, we will take a stand for your legal rights.
truck accidents are some of the most common oilfield related injuries we see in New Mexico.
Injuries sustained in New Mexico oilfield accidents may include: broken bones, bruises, facial injuries, broken teeth, cuts, head injuries including traumatic brain injuries, neck and spine injuries including whiplash, paralysis, lung damage, vision and hearing loss, burns, and lost limbs or even death.
We want to help. If you or a loved one has been hurt, call Roadrunner Law Firm today.
Fatal Oilfield Accidents
Of course, the worst possible kind of accident is one that causes death. If your loved one was killed because of an accident in a New Mexico oilfield, we may be able to help their estate establish or continue a legal claim. Nothing can bring back your loved one. We will do everything we can to make sure thier wishes are fulfilled by protecting the dreams of the people they love.
Oilfield Safety Standards
OSHA establishes many safety standards for work in the oilfield. Anybody who works in this industry knows that companies and supervisors often ignore these safety standards and regulations for the sake of chasing dollars. But what if that disregard for the safety of workers leads to an injury or even just a worse injury when something goes wrong? The New Mexico oilfield accident lawyers at Roadrunner Law Firm know how to find and prove any violations. Our team knows what is required to keep you safe. When bosses fail to keep you safe we make sure the insurance company pays.
All equipment and machinery must be kept safe and secure
How Does a Personal Injury Lawsuit Help?
A personal injury lawsuit after an oilfield accident allows you to seek compensation for your damages. This can include medical expenses and lost wages, but can also include suffering, and future medical expenses.
If an oil company has been acting recklessly, or intentionally disregarding your safety, New Mexico law allows the court and jury to punish the company with punitive damages. That’s when the injured person is awarded additional money not because they need it, but because the company needs to be punished for its malicious behavior.
A lawsuit allows you to protect yourself from creditors and medical expenses. Ask our New Mexico oilfield accident lawyers how your rights are protected when you call them.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Oilfield Accident Lawsuits?
In New Mexico you have three years after the day of getting injured to file a lawsuit. This is meant to give you time to get to the doctors and get treatment for your injuries without being rushed to court.
However it is VITAL that you speak to a lawyer as soon as possible after an accident at an oilfield in New Mexico. We can gather evidence right away that will be useful if your case goes to court. If you wait 3 years to speak to us it may be too late to get all the facts about what happened, which could weaken your case.
What New Mexico Oilfield Accidents Do We Handle?
We’ve seen a huge variety of injuries and accident cases. No matter how you were injured on an oilfield we want to talk and discuss your rights and if there’s a path forward for you. Many good, honest workers will assume they don’t have a case so they don’t bother calling. Never give up your rights without speaking to a lawyer!
Some unexpected kinds of oilfield injury cases we handle include not just explosions and equipment failures, but things like drunk co-workers operating heavy equipment, supervisors failing to inspect equipment, inadequate training, defective products made by shady manufacturers, a bad car driver causes a truck accident, and so on.
No matter what happened, it is absolutely worth your time to call the New Mexico oilfield accident lawyers at Roadrunner Law Firm.