Silica Exposure

Silica Exposure Injuries in Midland-Odessa

Were You Injured Due to Silica Exposure?

The process of hydraulic fracturing – more commonly called fracking – is widely contested by environmental groups for harming nature, but it is also causing massive damage to oilfield workers who are doing the fracking. The fracking process involves injecting large quantities of water, chemicals, and sand into wells to produce fissures that begin extracting gas from the ground. One of the side-effects is dust storms of silica – essentially the sand mixed with the chemicals – all around fracking sites that can harm oilfield employees.

Injuries and illnesses caused by repeated exposure to silica include:

  • Scarring of lungs
  • Developing silicosis
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest and heart pain
  • Chronic exhaustion
  • Total respiratory failure

Oilfield workers near fracking sites are virtually exposed to silica for as long as they are on the jobsite. It is not uncommon for an employee to be entirely coated in silica at the end of the day. Even when they are provided with respiratory gear and protective masks, silica can slip into their airstreams on account of its fine particulates. This oilfield injury has left many workers with irriversable damage.

Do you work on an oilfield and now show symptoms of silica exposure? Contact our personal injury attorney serving Midland-Odessa and the surrounding areas today.

Seeking Fair Compensation for Silicosis

At this time, there is no cure for silicosis. If you have been exposed to silica as part of your job on an oilfield, you may be suffering from a lifelong illness. Our job here at the Dean Law Firm is to ensure that you are well taken care of when you come to us for support. We cannot stand the idea of you being mistreated by your employer’s insurance company.

We will do everything in our power to maximize your compensation so that it covers:

  • Oxygen supplies and treatments
  • Prescription medications
  • Medical costs (lung surgery or transplant)
  • Permanent disability
  • Lost wages
  • Undue suffering

Our Midland oilfield attorney has earned a reputation for being dependable in court and compassionate towards his clients’ struggles. Through hard work and dedication, he has achieved an AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® and a flawless 10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating. You should have someone of that caliber on your side when you take on big oil companies responsible for your silica exposure injuries.

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