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.