In Texas, liability for industrial accidents is sometimes hard to determine. Workers in the oil and gas industry face tough work and hazardous conditions. While injury rates may be higher in other industries, the combustibility of the products and the heavy materials involved often mean severe injury or fatality when oil field and pipeline accidents do occur.
Liability for Industrial Accidents | Possible Injury and Wrongful Death Claims
Our firm maintains an office in Kenedy, Texas, because of the increasing frequency of injuries associated with oil and gas drilling and transportation in the Eagle Ford Shale Play. We represent workers injured in Karnes County, DeWitt County, Live Oak County and Bee County, as well as Wilson, Gonzales, Atascosa, McMullen and other South Texas counties.
Our attorneys handle personal injury and wrongful death claims relating to:
- Trench cave-in and injuries when laying pipeline
- Tanker truck and commercial vehicle accidents
- Pipeline explosions
- Fires and burns on drilling rigs
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Failure of safety equipment
- Falling accidents
- Fights or assaults
Liability for Industrial Accidents | Third-Party Lawsuits
The trade-off of workers’ compensation is that workers cannot sue their employers for negligence. However, there may be grounds for legal action against third parties — trucking companies, equipment manufacturers, subcontractors, property owners or “civilian” drivers on the road.
The key to recovery of personal injury damages is identifying those liable parties and demonstrating the actions or negligence that contributed to the accident. Robert Rush is a board-certified trial lawyer* with more than 25 years of legal experience. He has represented countless plaintiffs and formerly worked for the insurance companies. He has also made a study of the oil and gas industry to understand the dangerous working conditions and other factors in oil field injury cases.
Liability for Industrial Accidents | Contact an Experienced Lawyer
Discuss your legal rights with our experienced San Antonio oil field injury lawyers in a free consultation. There are no attorney fees unless we secure a settlement or verdict. We have offices in San Antonio and McAllen in addition to our Kenedy location, and we will arrange home or hospital visits throughout the Eagle Ford Shale.