Oilfield & Industrial Accidents:
The Permian Basin employs thousands of people in our booming oil and energy industry. However, there is sometimes a cost that comes with leading the industry in production. From equipment malfunctions to vehicle accidents to drilling rig accidents to fires and explosions, the oil field can be a very risky industry to work in. Moravcik, Threadgill & Starry offers oil field injury law to help make sure that you are able to receive the compensation or results that you need.
Oilfield Lawsuits Often Involve Worker’s Compensation
Oilfield workers often work long hours on heavy machinery with high fire risks and other dangers. These conditions can lead to many oilfield workers getting injured each year. Injuries sustained can include:
- Head and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Crushed limbs
- Gas and chemical burns
- Broken bones
- Lung damage
Oil field injuries can often leave workers severely disabled and unable to work and provide for their families after suffering their injuries. An experienced oil field injury attorney can help you with worker compensation files and claims, lawsuits, and more. Sometimes oil field injuries fall under other categories of law such as wrongful death or serious personal injury. The Partners at Moravcik, Threadgill & Starry are here to help make sure that you receive compensation if you or a loved one suffer an oil field injury.
Because there are usually several subcontractors working a given location in the oilfield, injuries are not aways caused by a co-worker, the employee, or even the employer. Often, an oilfield worker’s injuries are caused by a third party, who was working at the site for another employer. Thus, it is important to understand who may (and may not) be liable for any given oilfield injury. Stuart Starry can assist you in determining how best to seek the most available compensation for an oilfield injury. He may assist you in in a worker’s compensation claim, or help you make a third party claim. Also, it is important to understand the liability of an employer who does not carry worker’s compensation insurance. Special laws apply to these “non-subscriber” cases, and the employer may have a benefit plan that it wholly inadequate and requires “arbitration” of the dispute. It is important that your attorney understand these laws and have experience in pursuing such claims. Stuart Starry has significant experience in “non-subscriber” claims and arbitration. If you have suffered an industrial or oilfield injury and need legal help, contact Moravcik Threadgill & Starry by submitting your case (on the right) or contacting us (below).
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