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, pipeline blowouts, 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 over 50 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.