Houston Oil Rig Explosion Lawyer
Our Houston oil rig accident and injury attorney, Charles J. Argento, knows our Texas residents rely on the petroleum industry to support themselves and their families. We also know that the oil and gas industry is an inherently dangerous one, no matter the person’s role in the company.
Unfortunately, when there is an explosion or fire on a Texas oil rig, the injuries sustained by those onboard are often catastrophic or even deadly.
When an employer, coworker, or contractor is negligent in their duties, people can, and will, get hurt or killed. If you or someone you love has been injured or lost their lives in an oil rig explosion or another accident, contact our Harris County personal injury lawyer for help today.
You do not have to take on the corporate giant, their attorneys, and insurance representatives on your own. We can help pursue real results for your real recovery needs.
What are the Most Common Causes of Oil Rig Explosions, Accidents, Injuries, and Fatalities in Texas?
Whether you work directly for a large oil company or are a contract worker it is not lost on you that an oil rig fire or explosion is an accident waiting to happen. That is why it is so important that safety processes and procedures are in place, and that supervisors ensure everyone is following them.
Like any workplace, when negligence is a factor, there is no limit to the types of injuries that can occur. Unfortunately, in the Texas oil industry, negligence can lead to more than just an injury, but a catastrophic outcome for everyone involved.
The most common causes of Texas oil rig accidents may include, but are not limited to:
- Lack of Proper Training and Supervision
- Dropped Objects including Piping, Lights, Tools, and Rigging
- Defective or Failed Equipment and Machinery
- Failure to Evacuate During Inclement Weather
- Heavy Equipment Collapses Including Rigs and Cranes
- Failure to Follow Industry Regulations
- Insufficient Maintenance
- Fracking Accidents
- Lack of Information Given To Employees
- Falls from Heights
- Lack of Safety Equipment
- Outdated Industrial Equipment
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Well Blowouts
- Lifting Equipment, Forklift Accidents, and Crane Incidents
- Truck and 18-Wheeler Fueling Accidents
- Vehicle Accidents and Collisions
- Unsafe Welding or Drilling Procedures Causing Dangerous Sparks, Exposed Electrical Currents, and Fires
If you were injured while working on an oil rig in Texas, we want to hear your story, so we can investigate the circumstances that caused your injuries, and together we can pursue the negligent party that is liable for the incident for your full financial recovery.
Who Can Be Held Liable for a Texas Oil Rig Explosion?
When there is an oil rig explosion in Texas, the first potentially liable party is the employer. However, not all Texas employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance.
If we can prove your employer or another third party was liable for the Texas oil rig accident that led to your injuries or the loss of your loved one, we will pursue the liable party — or combination of parties — that is responsible through the necessary personal injury claim(s).
Our skilled personal injury lawyers in Houston will evaluate your case during a free consultation to determine if your employer’s or another individual’s negligence was the cause of your injuries.
Other parties that may be liable for an oil rig explosion in Texas may include, but are not limited to:
- Design or manufacturing companies liable for defects.
- Property owners
- Shipping companies
- Trucking companies
If you were injured or lost a loved one in an oil rig explosion or accident caused by negligence in Texas, contact our experienced personal injury attorney in Houston at Charles J. Argento today to schedule a free consultation by calling 713-225-5050 or by contacting us online.
Our law firm does not get paid until we obtain a settlement or verdict for your unique case.