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You Deserve Fair Compensation…
Regardless of Your Citizenship or Documentation

Oil rig accidents refer to a range of incidents that occur during the exploration, drilling, and production of oil and gas. These accidents can result from various factors, including equipment malfunctions, human error, natural disasters, or the complex nature of the work environment itself. Common types of oil rig accidents include explosions, fires, structural collapses, and toxic chemical leaks. Such incidents often lead to severe injuries, including burns, fractures, and traumatic brain injuries, as well as tragic fatalities.

At Paxton Law Firm, we believe that everyone, regardless of their citizenship status or documentation, deserves fair compensation when they’ve been harmed due to the negligence of others. We understand that misinformation and fear can prevent some individuals from seeking legal help. However, it’s essential to know that Texas laws protect the rights of all workers, including those without proper documentation. Our legal team is committed to pursuing the maximum possible compensation for all individuals affected by oil rig accidents.

Beware of Insurance Companies After Oil Rig Accidents…
Even When They Sound Caring or Friendly

After an oil rig accident, you can expect a call from an insurance adjuster representing the responsible party’s insurance company. While their tone may seem compassionate or concerned, their primary goal is to protect their company’s interests, not yours. During the conversation, the adjuster may ask you seemingly innocent questions about your injuries, the accident’s details, or your current financial situation. However, be cautious – your answers could be used against you to minimize the compensation you deserve.

The insurance adjuster may pressure you into providing a recorded statement or signing documents without fully understanding their implications. They might even offer you a quick settlement in exchange for waiving your right to pursue further legal action. At Paxton Law Firm, we advise our clients to refrain from speaking with insurance adjusters until they’ve consulted with us. We’ll handle all communications on your behalf, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

Steps to Take Immediately After Oil Rig Accidents:

  • Seek medical attention for any injuries, no matter how minor they may seem.
  • Report the accident to your supervisor or employer as soon as possible.
  • Document the accident scene by taking photos or videos of any hazardous conditions or equipment involved.
  • Obtain contact information from any witnesses to the accident.
  • Refrain from discussing the details of the accident with anyone other than medical personnel or your attorney.
  • Preserve any evidence related to the accident, such as clothing, equipment, or safety gear.
  • Follow up with medical treatment and keep records of all medical expenses and treatments received.
  • Avoid speaking with insurance adjusters or signing any documents without first consulting with your attorney.
  • Contact a qualified attorney experienced in handling oil rig accident cases, like at Paxton Law Firm, to discuss your legal rights and options.

Common Reasons for Oil Rig Accidents:

  • Equipment malfunctions or failures
  • Human error during operations
  • Inadequate maintenance of equipment and facilities
  • Violations of safety regulations and protocols
  • Poor communication and coordination among crew members
  • Adverse weather conditions, such as storms or high winds
  • Lack of proper training or supervision
  • Fatigue or stress among workers, leading to lapses in judgment
  • Use of defective or outdated equipment
  • Environmental factors, such as oil spills or gas leaks
  • Third-party negligence or subcontractor errors
  • Inadequate emergency response plans or resources

Oil Rig Accidents FAQs

What rights do oil rig workers have after an accident?

Oil rig workers have the right to seek compensation for their injuries and losses caused by negligence or unsafe working conditions. This may include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit after an oil rig accident?

The statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit after an oil rig accident in Texas is generally two years from the date of the accident. However, it’s essential to consult with an attorney promptly, as there may be specific deadlines or exceptions that could affect your case.

What types of compensation can I receive after an oil rig accident?

Depending on the circumstances of the accident and the extent of your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability or disfigurement, and other damages.

Lady Justice Is Blind…
but We Help Her See the Truth

Paxton Law Firm is led by attorneys dedicated to uncovering the truth and fighting for justice on your behalf. We conduct a thorough investigation to ensure no detail is overlooked and that every case receives the attention it deserves. We negotiate fair compensation for every client and never advise settling a case unless it’s truly in your favor. If necessary, we’re prepared to take your case to trial to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Schedule your free consultation today to bring the truth to light.

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