Fatal Injuries and Accidents at Oil Fields
Oklahoma City Oil Field Injury Attorneys
The likelihood of a fatal accident at an oil field or any
oil drilling site in Oklahoma City is great. Oil fields are generally hazardous places
for all types of workers at the site. The pressure to keep the drilling
rig operating at a fast and profitable rate may mean that the company
will cut corners in regard to hiring trained personnel or implementing
safety standards. They may even skimp on proper maintenance of
machinery, which only increases the probability of a fatal oil field accident.
Oil field workers may work eight to 12 hour shifts that leave little to
no time for rest, working in an environment where the deafening noise
of heavy machinery drowns out any chance of communication except by hand
signals. This work is physically taxing, dirty and generally exhausting,
but there is no room for error. Even a highly trained oil field worker
who takes all the necessary precautions may be at risk of fatal injury
if another worker makes a mistake or if safety regulations are not carefully followed.
Falling from an oil derrick, being
caught in machinery or struck by its moving parts, being hit by a
falling tool or pipe,
fires and explosions are all dangers that an oil field worker may face on a daily basis. If
a worker is the victim of any of these, catastrophic or fatal injury is probable.
Seek Justice for Your Loss with Skilled Legal Counsel
If you lost a loved one in an oil field or oil drilling accident, our firm
can help. We represent families in fatal injury claims related to the
field of oil drilling. With more than 40 years of experience and a
free consultation to help you get started, you may be closer than you think to an attorney
who can help you recover maximum compensation for your loss. This can
help with medical bills, funeral costs and future expenses to help provide
for your family in your time of need. If your family has suffered because
of a negligent accident at an oil field,
contact an Oklahoma City oil field injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote to learn how you can fight for
justice and fair compensation.