Injured While Working in an Oilfield

Were you injured while working in an oilfield? Contact our Texas oilfield accident lawyers at the Law Firm of Ricardo A. Garcia today.

Choosing an Oilfield Accident Attorney

Injured While Working in an OilfieldThe 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 the Law Firm of Ricardo A. Garcia, 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.

Oilfield Accident Settlement Timeline

The time it takes to resolve an oilfield injury case depends on many factors. One determining factor is the docket of the court. Depending on where you are, courts have different dockets and a different number of cases in front of you that still need to be tried. The other thing that’s going to come into play is the healing process and the type of injuries you’ve sustained. If you’ve suffered serious injuries, they can take a long time to heal. Until we’re sure that you’ve reached maximum medical improvement, then we can move forward with your case and file a lawsuit, if necessary. The next thing we have to worry about is if the insurance company brings a fair and reasonable offer to the table. If we not, we will have to file suit and fight it out in court. Those are the three main things that would come into play in determining how long it’s going to take to resolve an oilfield accident claim.

Oilfield Accident Claim Value

You may be wondering how we determine the value of an oil field accident. Determining the value of the claim will involve various factors. These revolve around the type of injury the person suffered and the medical expenses resulting from that care. Lost income due to inability to work must be included when assessing a claim’s value. In addition, we communicate closely with doctors about medical care that may be necessary in the future. These are relevant in economic and often non-economic damages, as they must be paid for and may cause additional anguish. We also look at whether there has been impairment or disfigurement, and whether an impairment will cause loss of future earning capacity. In addition, these types of claims can involve punitive damages, so we investigate whether the injury was caused by conduct that is considered egregious. An important benefit of retaining an experienced oil field accident lawyer is knowing your claim’s value will be properly assessed.

Were you or a loved one seriously injured while working in an oilfield and have questions about choosing an oilfield accident attorney? Contact our experienced Texas oilfield accident lawyers at the Law Firm of Ricardo A. Garcia today for a free consultation and case evaluation.