It’s no secret that the oil and gas industry offers lucrative business opportunities. Although the oil industry offers workers with occasions to work and travel in exotic destinations and enjoy monetary gain, it also puts employees in extremely dangerous and potentially life-threatening situations. The experienced Oklahoma oil field accident attorneys of Foshee & Yaffe uncompromisingly represent oil field accident victims in OKC.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an oil field accident in Oklahoma City, call the experienced oil field accident attorneys at Foshee & Yaffe at (877) 423-8939 or contact us online today.
OIL FIELD ACCIDENTS IN OKLAHOMA
Between October 2011 and August 2012, nine men died from accidents in oil and gas fields in Oklahoma. At that time, it was the industry’s highest rate since 2008, when the industry experienced 14 deaths in our state, as was reported by NPR. Although years have passed since that reporting, working in the oil and gas industry still presents many opportunities for injury and even death.
TYPES OF OIL FIELD ACCIDENTS IN OKC
There are many different kinds of accidents that can take place in an oil field. Some happen from time to time and are to be expected because of the volatile nature of oil and gas. Some, however, are due to human error. Some of these examples of types of oil field accidents are:
- Explosions caused by fire and gas leaks
- Hazardous blowouts in drilling undertakings
- Hazardous failures or mishaps of heavy equipment and pipes
- People slipping and falling
- People exposed to toxic chemicals
- In some situations, there are boating, aircraft or truck accidents
Accidents that occur in oil field settings may result in serious burns, and head, brain or spinal cord injuries.
Don’t hesitate to contact an attorney (or seek our legal services online) if you feel a person or business is responsible for your injury that occurred as a result of an oil field accident. The legal team at Foshee & Yaffe in Oklahoma City is here to help.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED IN AN OIL FIELD ACCIDENT IN OKLAHOMA
If you or a loved one is a victim of an oil field accident in Oklahoma, you may have a case against the employer or business owner. In addition to filing for workers’ compensation, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against the employer for negligence or unsafe work practices. You are entitled to the damages you have suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence. Oil and gas industry employers have responsibilities to their employees such as:
- Maintaining a safe work environment
- Ensuring all workers receive proper education and training for their specific duties
- Ensuring all workers receive proper education and training regarding the equipment with which they will operate or come in contact
- Performing proper maintenance on machinery to ensure it is safe and in proper working order
Foshee & Yaffe proudly works with Oklahoma’s oil, gas and natural resources industry to offer legal services to help clients in this vital area of Oklahoma’s economy and state identity. In particular, Foshee & Yaffe lawyers supply expertise and provide services to both individuals and businesses in situations regarding leases, and mineral and resource transactions.
OKLAHOMA CITY OIL FIELD ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
We invite you to give us a call (405) 378-3033 to schedule your free initial consultation with an accident attorney at Foshee & Yaffe in Oklahoma City.