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Midland Oil Field Accident Lawyer

Midland Oil Field Accident Lawyer

Texas is the largest producer of crude oil in the United States, producing well over a billion barrels in any given year. As a leader in the nation, our oil and gas workers should be able to expect safe work environments that are free from unreasonable harm. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. If you’ve been hurt while on the job, you need the unparalleled guidance of a Midland oil field accident lawyer to protect your right to financial recovery.

We are proud to provide injury victims with initial case consultations completely free of charge. Our attorneys strongly believe that access to knowledge about your legal rights should never come with a price tag or any obligation.

Call or fill out our convenient online form to schedule your no-cost, no-obligation informational meeting.

The Most Common Causes of Oil Field Accidents & Injuries

We are knowledgeable in all of the most common causes of accidents that injure and harm oil field workers. This includes:

  • Falls from heights
  • Equipment failure
  • Electrocutions
  • Chemical exposures
  • Explosions
  • Fires
  • Vehicle collisions
  • Back over accidents
  • Caught-in or caught-by accidents
  • Inadequate personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Insufficient equipment maintenance
  • Collapsed rigs

This is an incomplete list of the types of accidents that can injure workers in the oil and gas industry, so please reach out even if you don’t see your exact case type listed above.

We know that every accident and injury is unique, and it’s our goal to apply our specialized knowledge, experience, and background to your case—no matter what type of incident you were involved in.

Fighting for Injured Workers in Texas

Midland County produces more crude oil than any other county in the state. This means that, more than any other place in Texas, our friends, family, and community members working in the industry face the biggest threat to their health and safety.

Injuries associated with oil field accidents are often severe or catastrophic. These injuries tend to be long-lasting, impacting every facet of a person’s life, from their physical well-being to their financial security.

If you’ve suffered any type of on-the-job injury, including those listed below, please reach out to our team of legal experts:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Back injuries
  • Neck and shoulder injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries (SCIs)
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Crush injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Electrical burns
  • Chemical burns
  • Vision loss
  • Dental injuries
  • Hearing loss
  • Severed limbs (amputation)
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of life

No one deserves to be hurt while at work. Our Midland oil field accident attorneys fight for compensation for those who have been wrongly injured while on the job.

Free Consultations for Victims of Oil Field Accidents in Midland, TX

You’re hurt, and now you’re out of work or can only go in for reduced hours. Medical expenses are piling up, and you’re falling behind on bills for housing, utilities, and more. You need help, and you need it now!

Barrera Law Group LLC proudly provides free consultations to workers who have been injured in oil field accidents in and around Midland, TX. Our goal is to make sure that legal knowledge is always accessible and available, regardless of financial resources.

A free consultation is an excellent way to get to know a law firm and its attorneys. This risk-free meeting will give you the opportunity to learn about your rights while also deciding whether the team you’re meeting with is the right fit for your case.

We invite you to bring all relevant information and questions that you have to your first meeting.

Having trouble coming up with what to talk about? Here are five suggestions that we recommend injury victims ask:

  1. What kind of experience have you had with cases similar to mine?
  2. What was the outcome of those cases?
  3. Do you believe I have a claim?
  4. How and when do you collect legal fees, and what do you charge?
  5. How can I get in touch with you?

We hope that these initial questions will serve as a jumping off point for you to craft questions that are unique and relevant to your individual case.

Doesn’t Workers’ Compensation Cover My Injuries?

In Texas, private sector employers aren’t required to carry or maintain workers’ compensation coverage. However, because workers’ comp protects businesses, companies, and employers from personal liability in the event of an accident or injury, many choose to carry this insurance protection anyway.

Workers’ compensation covers a portion of your lost wages (usually two-thirds your average weekly wage) and all medical expenses related to your injuries. You may also qualify for temporary or permanent disability payments, and any costs associated with job retraining.

My Employer Doesn’t Provide Workers’ Comp – What Now?

If your employer has opted out of workers’ compensation, you have the right to seek financial recovery for your damages through the civil court system. Although there are exceptions, personal injury claims often provide more complete compensation for injuries than workers’ comp.

When you file an oil field accident claim directly with your employer, you may be eligible to recover compensation for:

  • The entirety of your lost wages
  • Future loss of earnings
  • Reduced earning capacity or potential
  • Past, current, and future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitative therapy
  • Travel costs to and from appointments
  • Domestic services (including childcare and cleaning)
  • Home or vehicle renovations to accommodate disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of reputation

And in some situations, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim in addition to your workers’ comp claim. This happens when there is an at-fault third party whose negligence or wrongdoing played a role in your injury.

Understanding Third-Party Liability for Workplace Injuries and Accidents

Workers’ compensation pays for injuries that occur while on the job, even if the employer was not necessarily at fault. However, the goal of a third-party injury claim is to hold accountable a person or entity whose actions or omissions caused or contributed to an injury, including:

  • Contractors and subcontractors
  • Property owners
  • Vehicle drivers
  • Chemical manufacturers
  • Tool or equipment manufacturers
  • Other business owners

You can file both a personal injury claim and a workers’ compensation claim simultaneously. Navigating two separate legal processes is complicated though, and it is advisable to work closely with a team of accomplished attorneys who can handle the legal complexities you’re facing.

Find the Right Midland Oil Field Injury Lawyer for Your Case

Going to work shouldn’t hurt. But when you’ve been injured either in an accident or through the normal course of your employment, you deserve to have someone on your side who will fight for what’s right.

Barrera Law Group LLC isn’t afraid to stand up to the big insurance companies. Because in all that we do, we prioritize the needs and well-being of the clients we represent.

Your future is on the line—don’t leave it up to chance. Schedule your first free meeting with a Midland oil field injury lawyer so that we can help you get started on the path to recovery!

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