The oil and gas industry is a major part of Oklahoma’s economy, and for good reason. There are an abundance of oil field careers and lots of oil field work to be done. However, along with the push for discovery of more natural resources and the capture of renewable resources like wind and solar energy, there are problems that arise. For example, environmental concerns, royalty disputes, property and pollution issues have come to the forefront of lots of people’s attention in recent years. Perhaps of greater concern, though, is the frequency of oil field accidents and the personal injury cases that arise therefrom.
What is a typical Oklahoma oil field accident?
There is a range of oil field accident possibilities. Injuries happen from explosions, fires, blowouts, crushed limbs, and slip and falls. In addition, there has been an increase in highway accidents involving oil and gas workers. Sadly, many oil field injuries are serious enough to be permanent, or even fatal. The attorneys at McIntyre Law are experienced at handling oil field accident claims and can help you recover compensation for a range of injuries.
Who’s at fault for oil field accidents?
The Oklahoma workers compensation courts are not always the last and best place to file claims for oil and gas field injuries. McIntyre Law’s attorneys know this; they don’t end their investigation there. Often, third parties or employers engage in gross negligence that leads to hazardous working conditions that cause these Oklahoma oil field accidents. For example, we represented a family of a worker who was killed because a hose clamp was missing, which caused a pipe to spin and strike the worker in the head. Sometimes, too, we’ve had cases where a worker was injured or killed because a coworker was under the influence of drugs or alcohol while operating heavy equipment. Sadly, these oil field injuries were preventable and the deaths didn’t need to happen. If you’ve lost a loved one in an oil field accident, call us. We’ll pursue every available means to have you receive compensation.
Resources for oil field accident guidance
Following are some available resources that can help you learn about oil and gas industry accidents, determine whether you’ve sustained an actionable oil field injury and also to help prevent them:
Royalties, ownership and contract class actions
The attorneys at McIntyre Law don’t regularly engage in class action royalty litigation. Therefore, we’ve established strategic partnerships with trusted firms that practice this highly specialized area of law. If you or a family member is aware of an oil or gas company that you believe has engaged in improper accounting of your royalties, or is not upholding its contractual obligation to royalty owners or working interest’s owners, please contact us. We will connect you with professionals who can help you reach satisfaction.
In what states do McIntyre Law oil and gas attorneys practice?
Our Oklahoma lawyers routinely handle cases throughout the state. Our client representation covers the entire state of Oklahoma from Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Lawton, Edmond, Norman, Ardmore, Idabel, Shawnee, Stillwater, Midwest City and Moore, in counties including Oklahoma County, Tulsa County, Payne County, Cleveland and McCurtain County. No matter where you are in the state, if you have been involved in an oil field accident in Oklahoma, our lawyers stand ready to help you.
McIntyre Law’s Oil Field Injuries Blog Series:
- Part I, Oklahoma Oil Field Injuries: A Growing Problem
- Part II, Oklahoma Oil Field Injuries: Deadliest Danger is Driving
- Part III, Oklahoma Oil Field Injuries: Dealing with Negligence