Oilfield Accidents / Jones Act
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A Personal Commitment To Protecting The Rights Of Gas And Oilfield Workers
Protecting the rights of those injured in an oil platform accident and offshore accidents is personal to Pete Trosclair. Born and raised in Lafourche Parish, only miles from the Gulf of Mexico, the majority of his friends and family work on offshore rigs. Pete’s father worked offshore as a tool pusher on an oil rig the majority of his working life until he sustained a debilitating injury while at work. As such, the dangers of drilling and the devastating effects of offshore and oil rig accident injuries on a family are not a foreign concept to this firm. Being personally affected by oilfield injuries provides added motivation to make sure that those affected by such injuries are adequately and aggressively represented. If you or anyone in your family is injured as a result of an offshore or oilfield accident, let us make sure your rights are fully protected.
Call the Jones Act and Oilfield injury attorneys at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins today at 214-484-1930
. All initial consultations are free, and you owe us nothing unless you recover.
The Inherent Dangers Of Working Offshore And In Oil And Gas Fields
On the job injuries and deaths are a common for workers in the oil and gas industry due to the inherent dangers of the job. Workers in the Gulf of Mexico, along the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Alabama, and in the oil and gas fields in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and North Dakota, are constantly exposed to dangerous work conditions. Roughnecks, derrickmen, drillers, offshore workers, seaman, and dockworkers all too often suffer injuries caused by dangerous conditions on rigs, platforms, spars, tankers, jack-up rigs, crew boats tankers, barges and other vessels. Gas explosions, dangerous equipment, faulty safety equipment, the negligence of other workers, and shortcuts taken by companies that put profits over safety frequently result in death or leave oilfield workers with life altering injuries, such as back or head injuries, broken bones, amputations, and burns.
As The Oil And Gas Industry Expands So Do Injuries
With the oil and gas industry rapidly expanding into Arkansas and North Dakota, workplace injuries are also on the rise in these states. In North Dakota, there were only 164 oil field injury claims in 2008, but North Dakota oil field injury claims rose to 747 in 2010 and approximately 1900 for the 2011 fiscal year, with the majority of these oil field injuries occurring in McKenzie County. Many of these injuries occur because companies are not taking the safety seriously enough, which is compounded by the number of inexperienced gas and oilfield workers entering the industry.
With an expanding oil and gas industry, oil field injuries will only continue to rise. So will injuries in associated industries such as the trucking industry servicing oil fields. Crowded roads in places like North Dakota due to the sudden increase in drilling operations will continue to lead to increased trucking accidents. Our
trucking accident attorneys
are ready to help if you have been injured in a trucking accident due to the dangerous road conditions caused by the rapid increase in drilling activities.
We Represent Injured Gas And Oilfield Workers Throughout The United States
We represent injured oil field workers throughout the United States, including
Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, and North Dakota (including McKenzie County)
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for a free consultation so that we can discuss your rights.
The Jones Act and other maritime laws establish the rights of offshore workers who are injured or killed due to dangerous work conditions. Many state laws and federal regulations also protect injured land based gas and oilfield workers.
The Jones Act and Oilfield attorneys at Wilson Trosclair & Lovins
are prepared to take on the oil and gas companies, shipping companies, and their insurance companies to protect the legal rights of injured individuals and their family members. If you or a family member has been seriously injured or killed while working offshore or in an oil or gas field, or involved in an oilrig accident, contact us immediately for a free consultation. Let us start working to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Call us today at 214-484-1930.