One of the World’s Most Dangerous Work Environments
Whether they work in oilfields, gas drilling sites, or offshore platforms, workers in the energy industry face a range of hazards that can result in serious injuries and fatalities. These dangers include fires, explosions, falls, chemical exposure, equipment failure, weather-related accidents, truck accidents, and more. Common types of oilfield and offshore injuries include burns, bone fractures, back injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. In the event of an oilfield accident or offshore accident, workers may require immediate medical attention and ongoing treatment, which can result in significant expenses. In such cases, an experienced oilfield injury lawyer can help injured workers seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
Causes of Oilfield Injuries
Accidents in and around oilfields, gas drilling sites, and offshore platforms can be caused by a wide range of factors, many related to the negligence of site owners or managers. They include:
- Failure to provide workers with adequate eye, head, and respiratory protection, or other personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Failure to maintain pressure vessels, tanks, blowout preventers, or other site equipment
- Failure to properly mark gas lines or other utilities
- Failure to properly mark or store explosives or other dangerous materials
- Failure to guard floor and wall openings
- Failure to provide emergency and fire-prevention plans
- Failure to properly install safety alarms or warning systems
- Failure to properly secure or dispose of hazardous waste
- Failure to provide workers with proper training
- Worker fatigue
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- And more
Types of Oilfield Injuries We Handle
Don’t fall victim to the negligence of others! The Roach Law Firm recently won $730 million in an accident case, the fourth-largest verdict in the nation in 2021. We have decades of experience handling cases involving oilfield, gas drilling, and offshore platform injuries like these:
- Wrongful death
- Slips and falls
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Burns due to fires and explosions
- Fractured bones
- Crushed or severed limbs
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Gas poisoning
- And more
Our Record Speaks for Itself
The Roach Law Firm’s oilfield injury lawyers have won judgments and reached settlements totaling billions of dollars over the years, for clients just like you. They have participated in the following landmark cases:
- $730 Million Truck Accident Verdict
In 2021, Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach won $730 million in a case arising from a Texas truck accident, the fourth-largest jury verdict in the United States and third-largest in Texas that year. The case was filed by the family of East Texas resident Toni Combest, a 73-year-old great-grandmother who was killed in a collision with an oversize-cargo truck hauling a propeller for a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine.
- The State of Texas Tobacco Litigation
In 1995, Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach and his former law firm were among a group selected by the State of Texas to prosecute the state’s claims against the tobacco industry. Roach and his team members won $17 billion for the state, setting a record for the largest settlement of a single legal case in U.S. history.
- Lone Star Steel Litigation
Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach represented thousands of steel workers at the Lone Star Steel Mill when they began to suffer from breathing problems and cancer. Roach successfully prosecuted the Lone Star Steel Litigation against some of the most skilled and expensive lawyers in the country for over a decade, ultimately winning $90 million for the plaintiffs.
- Red River Army Depot Litigation
When workers at the Red River Army Depot in Northeast Texas began to suffer from diseases caused by exposure to rubber products in the workplace, Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach fought for their rights and recovered $47 million on their behalf.
No Fees Unless You Win
The Roach Law Firm operates on a contingency basis, meaning we are paid only if we win your case. We charge no upfront fees for filing your oilfield injury case, and we will not bill you for any expenses while it is pending.
If you or one of your loved ones have suffered a serious injury or death related to an oilfield, gas drilling site, or offshore platform accident, call us at (903) 645-7333 or fill out the electronic form on this page. One of our oilfield injury lawyers will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
Contact us today for a free consultation!