Oil & Gas Accidents

Helping You and Your Family In the Industry

Accidents in the oilfield can have deadly consequences. According to The Center for Public Integrity, 1,566 workers were killed in the oilfields across the country between 2008 through 2017. Thousands more sustained serious injuries such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, severe burns, broken bones, and disfigurement.

​If you were injured in a gas explosion or oilfield accident, don’t let your right to compensation be jeopardized by an employer or insurance company. Instead, schedule a confidential consultation with Bison Law Firm and learn more about your legal options.

Common Causes of Oil and Gas Accidents

Oil and gas companies in Oklahoma have been enjoying record profits over the last few years, but the simple truth is that not enough is being done to prevent injuries to ordinary workers-the employees who are the backbone of these businesses.

There are several different factors that can lead to accidents and injuries in the oil and gas industry. They include but are not limited to:

  • Non-compliance with company safety procedures
  • Failure to comply with industry regulations
  • Lack of employee training and supervision
  • Defective machinery and equipment
  • Accidents and collisions involving vehicles
  • Accidents involving lifting equipment, such as forklifts and cranes
  • Heavy equipment collapses, such as rigs and cranes
  • Dropped objects such as chiksans, piping, lights, tools, and rigging

The personal injury attorneys at Bison Law firm are familiar with how oil and gas companies operate and have the experience and resources to thoroughly investigate your case. Most importantly, our attorneys are committed to holding these companies accountable for preventable injuries.

We understand federal and state regulations that govern the manufacturing and storage of petrochemicals, liquid petroleum, oil, industrial chemicals, and natural gas. Our firm is also familiar with Chemical Safety Board (CSB) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines related to the petrochemical and refinery industries. Qualifications such as these are crucial when assessing responsibility and preparing a case against all parties responsible for industrial accidents.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or tragically killed while working in the oilfield or on a gas pipeline, you may be entitled to compensation. However, these large companions are notorious for denying or minimizing claims in order to protect their profits, and you deserve a personal injury attorney who won’t settle for less than full and fair compensation. To schedule a consultation, call 405.407.0111 or contact us online.