Were you or a loved one involved in an oilfield accident? Check out these 3 oilfield accident facts for guidance, then give our Texas office a call.
1. After an Oilfield Accident
I had an individual that came in the other day who was involved in a horrible oilfield accident. One of the questions he asked was what he should do. The first thing is to contact your employer to let them know that you had the injury. It’s also important to notify the person in charge of the job site that you were involved in this accident. If you do not report it, it’s as if the accident never happened.
Another important thing is that you seek immediate medical attention. You need to make sure that you go to a hospital so you can get properly treated. It’s also important to seek additional medical help by going to your private doctor, because the hospital typically is only going to look at life and death situations. They’re not going to examine your body completely to make sure that you are okay.
The last thing of importance is that you hire a lawyer who is experienced in oilfield accidents because they’re going to be aware of the regulations that are going to apply. If there’s any investigation that needs to be done, they can do the investigation before evidence starts to vanish. If you have any questions, we are here to help.
2. Choosing an Oilfield Accident Attorney
The other day a woman came in looking to see if we could help her with an injury her husband suffered in the oilfield. There are four things that you should look for when choosing an attorney to handle this type of claim. First, is the lawyer that you’re talking to a personal injury trial lawyer? Personal injury should be the only thing they practice. They don’t do divorces, adoptions or wills. Here at Garcia & Ochoa, we only handle personal injury. The next thing you’ll need to know is whether or not they’ve had success with those kinds of cases. Again, we have had a history in being successful with these types of claims.
The other thing is whether or not they are a trial lawyer. In other words, will they take the case, if necessary, to trial and fight for you? The last thing that you should ask is whether or not, as a trial lawyer, they are board-certified. Board-certified means that you’re in the top three percent of lawyers in that area of law. In other words, the lawyer is recognized by the state of Texas as experts in their field.
3. Oilfield Accident Claims
I had an individual who was involved in an oilfield accident and wanted to know how this accident different than other types of accidents. One of the ways it’s different is that there will be different regulations that apply to an oilfield. More training and expertise will be involved, and so that needs to be closely investigated. Another way they’re different is the injuries tend to be much more serious, including severe burns and even death.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured while working in an oilfield and have questions?
After reading these 3 oilfield accident facts, contact our experienced Texas oilfield accident lawyers at Garcia & Ochoa today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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