Midland Oilfield Injury Attorney
Oilfield workers are not only expected to deal with heavy machinery, oil
pipes, and large valves; many must also deal with electrical components
on a regular basis. It is up to employers and worksite managers to ensure
safety standards are maintained at all times. If they fail in this regard,
a worker could suffer a serious electrocution accident.
Electrocution can cause numerous serious conditions, including:
A powerful electric shock can also cause cardiovascular or respiratory
failure, leading to
death. If you or a loved one have been electrocuted while working on an oilfield
contact Dean Law Firm. Our Midland personal injury lawyer has 20+ years of trial-tested legal
experience backed by tens of millions of dollars won for our clients.
What Causes Electrocution Injuries?
OSHA – the Occupational Safety and Health Administration –
consistently reports electrocution among its list of “fatal four”
dangers in the average American workplace. Despite the clear and apparent
dangers caused by electrocution hazards, it is obvious that many workplaces
have not done enough to protect their workers. As part of your electrocution
accident case, we will want to be able to look at your employer’s
history of accidents and safety inspections to see if the danger existed
on the oilfield or oilrig for quite some time.
Issues that could lead to an electrocution accident include:
- Improper employee training
- Defective or poorly-maintained equipment
- General lack of oversight or communication
- Weatherworn electrical components
In some instances, nearby powerlines can pose a serious threat to oilfield
workers, who are surrounded by damp and metallic surfaces. It is crucial
that employers and supervisors patrol worksites routinely to avoid placing
any workers too close to power sources.
You Deserve Maximized Compensation
After you have been electrocuted while working on an oilfield, you need
to be able to recuperate. You might even need to undergo numerous medical
procedures as the months or years go by. Compensation should be provided
to you by the negligent or liable party so you do not have to pay for
everything out of your own pocket.
Dean Law Firm and our Midland personal injury attorney can help you seek
total compensation without stressing yourself out over the details and
legal aspects of your case. Call
432.214.8125 for a
free case review. We also help clients in Odessa and the surrounding region.