Legal advocate for injured Oil field workers in OKC

Oil drilling is a dangerous occupation for virtually any type of worker on site, including the motorman, roustabout, roughneck, and tool pusher. They all face unique risks. The work environment is often extremely loud, to the point where even shouts cannot be heard above the noise of a rig motor. Workers tend to rely on hand signals to communicate with one another, making it exceptionally difficult to warn each other of imminent hazards.

Hand signals could be easily missed when they are needed the most. Another danger for oil field workers is the labor itself.

It is physically demanding and, when coupled with long hours and the possibility of working alongside careless workers or those who may be intoxicated, the risk of injuries is great.

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Oil field dangers leading to injuries and death

Even with the implementation of safety hazards and skilled workers who take their jobs seriously, there is always the risk of machinery malfunction or other potentially dangerous elements in oil field operations. When machinery malfunctions, it could result in bone-crushing injuries, burn injuries, or other severe physical injuries. A skilled attorney could investigate your case to determine why 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. Reach out to the legal team at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote today at (405) 254-7796 to schedule a consultation and get started on your case.

Common oil field injuries

There are many different types of oil field injuries a worker could sustain while performing their job duties, depending on the type of accident they were involved in. Some of the most common injuries include:

  • Fractures and broken bones caused by falls, a traumatic blow, or defective equipment
  • Burns caused by chemicals or fire
  • Traumatic brain injuries caused by a fall or a blow to the head
  • Paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries
  • Crushed or severed limbs that could result from a worker being pinned under heavy equipment
  • Soft tissue injuries caused by repetitive motions and lifting heavy equipment

In more severe and devastating cases, an oil field worker could be so badly injured that it results in death. Under these circumstances, a family member could pursue a wrongful death lawsuit for their losses.

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Contact the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote in Oklahoma City

If you were injured by explosions and fires on the oil field, toppling freight from delivery vehicles, or a fall from an oil derrick, it is in your best interest to contact an attorney as soon as possible. You may be facing overwhelming medical bills due to the injuries you suffered, and the additional stress of paying bills will hinder your ability to focus on recovering from your injuries. Let an attorney from the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote in Oklahoma City fight for compensation so you can get back on your feet.

Our legal team also assists clients suffering injuries from pipeline blowouts and other incidents that occur despite precautions taken by employers. The injuries sustained in an oil field accident could change the entire course of a worker's life. Make sure you get the money you 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 more about filing an injury claim or lawsuit in an oil field injury case.

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