Working in the oil field means long hours, long days and dangerous conditions. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics says every year, around 4,000 people are injured on the job, victims of oil field accidents.
Those injuries are often much, much more severe than what you see in other occupations. Victims of oil field accident injuries have a higher number of missed workdays following their accident. It’s not just the missed income that hurts. The accident disrupted your entire life, and you deserve compensation for that.
You know more than anyone how many different ways someone can get hurt out there. We’re going to give an overview of the most common types of oil field accident injuries, but if you don’t see yours listed here, you’re not alone. Get in touch with a Monsour Law Firm attorney and we can talk about your unique situation.
Common Oil field Accident Injury Types
Working in the oil field is a whole-body job, and every part of you is vulnerable.
Injuries to the back and neck — If you do a lot of heavy lifting, it places repeated strain on your back and neck. You work on surfaces made slick from rain, ice, waves and chemicals. That’s the perfect recipe for an injury.
Slip and fall injuries — If you’re carrying heavy objects across slippery, uneven surfaces or working near open rat or mouse holes, you’re prone to a fall. Falls injur all body parts.
Head injuries — Well blowouts, equipment failures, fracing explosions or any number of unforeseen circumstances could cause a head injury. You might receive a concussion or brain injury. Head trauma could cause memory issues, even death.
Eye injury — Chemicals, fumes or debris get in your eyes. It causes scrapes, cuts or permanent, irreversible vision damage.
Broken bones — If you experienced a bone fracture, you might be looking at multiple surgeries. You could also need physical therapy and extensive time off work, plus experience chronic pain.
Oil Field Burn injuries — Fires and explosions in the oil field can be devastating for workers. Some of the devastating consequences could include lost limbs or a long rehabilitation. You might also need multiple surgeries or experience vision or hearing loss.
Amputations Following Oil Field Accidents — If you experienced an oil field accident and you lost a limb, you’re forced to change everything about the way you live.
First Steps Following an Oil Field Accident
There’s no number that could make up for the physical and mental pain you’re going through. However, you deserve compensation for what you’ve suffered.
At Monsour Law Firm, we have experience fighting for oil field accident victims and getting the compensation they deserve. We work with seasoned oil field experts to find out if there was a design flaw, faulty design, company policy violation, defective machinery issue or any other factor that contributed to you being hurt.
It doesn’t cost you a dime to sit down with an experienced oil field accident attorney and talk about your case. We’ll give you a free case review and offer you a course of action that can give you the best chance of receiving correct compensation. Schedule your appointment online today.