Electrocution

Electrocution Injuries

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:

  • Severe burns
  • Internal organ failure
  • Paralysis
  • Brain injury

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 in Texas, 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.

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