Representing Victims Of Oil Field Explosions
At Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst, we take seriously our call to represent injured individuals. Like David against Goliath, we will stand up against large oil companies and insurance companies to ensure that you receive the full measure of compensation you deserve from an employer whose negligence or carelessness caused your injuries. After an accident, you may be able to recover the money you’ve spent on medical bills, therapy, medicines and rehabilitation. You may also receive compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages and other losses that you would not have faced if you had not been injured.
Oil Field Explosion
Oil fields generate a wide variety of volatile chemicals, in solid, liquid and gas form. Any of these chemicals pose a risk of an oil field explosion if they are ignited. Explosions can cause a great deal of panic, property damage, and injuries to anyone in the area when the explosion occurs. Explosions may result in catastrophic injuries or even death.
Oil companies that own and operate oil fields have known for many years that oil fields present an unusually high risk of explosion. Despite their awareness of the risks oil fields present, however, many oil companies choose to save money by using outdated equipment, failing or refusing to install adequate safety mechanisms, ignoring failing equipment, or encouraging workers to take shortcuts to meet production goals or get equipment online by a deadline. The company may also employ workers without giving them adequate safety training, leaving the workers with limited options for preventing or responding to explosions.
Common Work Injuries
Injuries that may result from an oil field explosion in Oklahoma include broken bones, brain or spinal cord injuries, loss of sight or hearing, severe burn injuries and more. Workers who suffer catastrophic injuries in an oil field explosion may require extensive medical treatment to recover, at great cost to themselves and their families. In the worst cases, workers are injured so badly in an explosion that they do not survive, leaving a family in grief for the loss of their loved one.
When an explosion occurs, it is important to find out what caused the explosion and to take measures to prevent it from happening again. The urgent necessity of treating explosion-related injuries may leave an injured worker buried in an overwhelming clutter of medical bills, surgeries, doctor’s appointments and more; leaving the worker no time or ability to research the causes of his or her own injuries.
Hold Negligent Companies Responsible
Meanwhile, oil companies and their insurers have little incentive to track down the root causes of a worker’s injuries, particularly if the company is responsible for them. Oil companies and insurance companies often press workers recovering from oil field explosions to take a settlement quickly without considering the current and future costs that the worker faces as the result of his or her injuries.
Call Our Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in an Oklahoma oil field explosion accident, the experienced Oklahoma oil field injury attorneys at Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst may be able to help. Call 800-539-0652 today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your rights and options after an explosion-related injury or death.