Oklahoma City Oil Field Injury Attorney
Help for Victims of Oil Field Accidents and Injuries
If you are an oil field worker who was injured on the job, we can help. At the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote, our legal team has many decades of collective experience that we put to work for our clients on a daily basis. We are committed to achieving the most favorable results and will do anything to ensure that our clients see the compensation that they are due.
Our legal team has an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, in addition to memberships in the American Association for Justice and ATLA Top 100 Oklahoma Trial Lawyers. We have been recognized as Super Lawyers for eight back-to-back years from 2009 to 2016. If you have suffered any type of workplace injury on an oil field, now is the time to get the legal representation you truly deserve from an Oklahoma City oil field injury lawyer.
Oil drilling is a hazardous occupation even when safety standards are met and workers are properly trained and careful. In the presence of lax safety, inexperience or any type of negligence, a worker will be at greater risk of serious or even fatal injuries and accidents. If you work at an oil field and were injured, you may be able to seek workers' compensation and/or personal injury benefits.
With nearly 50 years of combined legal experience and a complete dedication to our clients' legal rights and interests, provide injured oil field workers with outstanding representation. Don't wait any longer before calling our firm; we have the legal insight and skills you need to file a claim for all types of oil field injuries, including slip and fall accidents, falling tools, dangerous equipment, and heavy machinery accidents.
The Dangers of Oil Field Drilling
Oil drilling is a dangerous occupation for virtually any type of worker at the site. The motorman, roustabout, roughneck, mudman and tool pusher each face unique risks. The general work environment is extremely loud, to a point where spoken and even shouted words cannot be heard above the level of the rig motor noise. Workers rely upon hand signals to communicate with one another, and this increases the likelihood that a worker will be unable to warn another worker of an imminent hazard. Hand signals may be easily missed when they are needed the most.
Another danger for oil field workers is the labor itself. It is physically demanding, and coupled with extremely long hours and the possibility of working alongside careless workers or even employees who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the risk of accident and injury are great.
Even with the proper implementation of safety hazards and skilled workers who take their jobs seriously, there is always the risk of machinery malfunction because of the heavy machinery used in oil field operations. When machinery malfunctions, it may result in bone crushing injuries, burn injuries or other severe physical injuries.
A skilled attorney can investigate your case to determine the exact reason that the machinery malfunctioned. It may be discovered that poor equipment maintenance, negligent safety standards or other forms of carelessness were responsible for the injuries you have suffered.
Law Offices of Stipe & Belote: Skilled Legal Representation in Oklahoma City
If you were injured by explosions and fires on the oil field, toppling freight from delivery vehicles, or due to a fall from an oil derrick, it is in your best interest to contact an attorney from our firm as soon as possible. You may be facing overwhelming medical bills as a result of the injuries you have incurred from an oil field explosion. The additional stress of paying bills will hinder your ability to focus on recovering from your injuries.
Let an attorney from our firm represent your rights to compensation and fight for the money you need. The legal team at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote also assists clients suffering injuries from pipeline blowouts and other incidents that occur even despite the precautions taken. The injuries sustained in an oil field accident may change the entire course of a worker's life. Make sure you get the money you will need for your medical care and all other losses associated with your injuries.
Contact an Oklahoma City oil field injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote today to learn how you can pursue fair compensation for your suffering.