Smith Simmons, PLLC has guided numerous clients through the Oklahoma legal system. The oil and gas industry is growing, and it poses a serious risk for workers and others. Explosions, fires, and other incidents could result in major damage to the surrounding areas, as well as injuries or fatalities for those nearby. If you have suffered an injury in an oil or gas industry accident, our Oklahoma City oil and gas injury lawyers will guide you through the legal process as you seek the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today to discuss your case with one of our experienced legal advocates.
The U.S. is home to the fifth-largest natural gas reserve, as well as the ninth-largest oil reserve in the world. The oil and gas industry is responsible for producing hundreds of millions of metric tons of oil and gas each year, and it employs more than 9 million people. Numerous oil and gas industry workers are injured or killed each year in the United States.
Common oil and gas industry accidents include:
Furthermore, falling objects and tripping hazards result in a number of injuries at oil and gas drilling sites every year. Rig collapses, transportation accidents, and electric shocks also pose a serious risk to oil and gas industry workers. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), from 2015 to 2016, hundreds of workers suffered severe injuries in the oil and gas industry.
Injuries from oil and gas industry accidents commonly include:
These injuries can be severe and even catastrophic. This means they will require intensive and long-term medical treatment. If you have been injured in an oil and gas industry accident, our firm is here to help. We will conduct a meticulous investigation to determine the facts, and will help you file a claim to receive a settlement for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
At Smith Simmons, PLLC, we are passionate about helping clients pursue justice for their injuries. Oil and gas industry companies have a responsibility to provide a reasonably safe working environment, and to abide by federal and state regulations. If they fail, and you are injured as a result, our Oklahoma City civil litigation attorneys will gather evidence to support your claim and represent you in negotiation or litigation.
Call us today at (855) 973-8877 to schedule an initial case evaluation.