Oil field explosions are all too common in the Texoma area. Even though oil field safety regulations have tightened up in recent years, safety violations are still happening in oil fields across Texas and Oklahoma. Sadly, a 2010 press release by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics listed Texas and Oklahoma in the top two places for fatal work injuries in the oil and gas extraction industry. Additionally, a five year study found that Oklahoma’s fatal workplace injuries increased by over 90 percent in the oil and gas industry. Texas saw a 21 percent increase in fatal work injuries.
After a Wrongful Death at an Oil Field
The oil and gas extraction business is a multi-billion dollar industry. Ineffective penalties, safety oversights and an increase in oil and gas extraction and production can be a dangerous combination for workers. Explosions aren’t the only concern either. Dangerous equipment failure and strike injuries can also kill oil field workers. Thorough investigations are absolutely imperative when oil field workers die on the job. It’s important to contact a wrongful death attorney, who has experience handling oil field cases, as soon as possible.
Transportation in the Oil and Gas Industry
With an increase in oil and gas extraction and production in Texoma, comes an increase in commercial trucking traffic. Unfortunately, many of the commercial trucking regulations designed to keep roadways safe don’t apply to trucks in the oil and gas industry. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) actually found that the fatality rates aren’t growing equally with industry growth. They’re actually increasing.
Texoma’s Wrongful Death Attorneys
If you have lost a loved one in an oil field accident, contact our experienced team as soon as possible to get the ball rolling on your case. You need to focus on grieving and taking care of your family, not how you’re going to pay the medical bills and funeral expenses.
Altman Legal Group has offices in both Wichita Falls, Texas and Lawton, Oklahoma. We handle wrongful death lawsuits for Texas clients in Wichita Falls, Iowa Park, Graham, Burkburnett, Sheppard Air Force Base, Henrietta, Seymour, Electra, Vernon, Eastland, Stephenville, Jacksboro and other cities. Additionally, we’ve also helped Oklahomans from Lawton, Ft. Sill, Duncan, Altus and more.
If you have lost a loved one to an oil field accident, contact the Altman Legal Group in Wichita Falls at 940-761-4000 or in Lawton at 580-353-4878. We work on a contingency fee basis, and you don’t pay unless we win your case.