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Three Common Types of Oil Field Accidents

Three Common Types of Oil Field Accidents

At Daspit Law Firm, we understand that the oil industry is a substantial piece of the Texas economy. We also know firsthand that drilling for oil can be dangerous work that has the potential for serious injuries. The oil production process involves a number of dangerous tasks, from the drilling and refining process to transporting the final product and disposing of waste. Although there are strict safety measures that employers and employees must adhere to, accidents still occur in oil fields throughout the state, sometimes with fatal consequences. Below, we discuss three common types of oil field accidents.

#1: Explosions

Explosions are among the most common oil field accidents that occur in Texas, and they can cause serious injuries and even result in death. Survivors of oil field explosions often require lifetime medical care, which can end up costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Explosions usually happen when vapors are released over time during the drilling process. When the vapors build up, they can seep into the surrounding storage container and eventually cause an explosion. Explosions can also occur when a spark comes into contact with combustible chemicals.

#2: Pipeline Rupture

Pipeline ruptures can result in thousands of barrels of oil being released into the immediate area where the rupture occurred. Gas line ruptures significantly increases the risk of fire, severe burns, and other catastrophic injuries.

#3: Oil Transportation Accidents

Oil transportation requires massive vehicles like trains and trucks to move the product from place to place. However, when one of these methods of transportation fails, the situation can quickly turn deadly Due to the volatile nature of oil and gas products, transportation accidents can result in injuries like burns, amputations, and exposure to toxic fumes.

Helping Injured Workers Pursue Compensation

If you are an oil field worker who suffered a work-related injury, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our firm to get help seeking the financial compensation you are entitled to. We have a stellar reputation for providing the clients we serve with top-notch legal representation, and we will gladly take the time to walk you through your case and explain all of your options under the law.

To request a free case consultation with an experienced lawyer at Daspit Law Firm, please give us a call today at (888) 273-1045.