With the demand for oil continue to rise, Texas has been pumping out more and more oil. And with the increase of quotas, safety issues are pushed aside. This means there is a greater chance of an accident occurring.

We’ve already spoke about oil field worker safety before. But what are some of the more common oil field accidents workers have to watch out for? The primary types of oil field accidents are:

  • Oil and gas truck accidents
  • Explosions or other types of fire accidents
  • Malfunctions in equipment and machinery
  • Defective equipment
  • Collapsed work rigs and decks
  • Falling objects
  • Slip and fall accidents

The cause of all these accidents boils down to three issues: inadequate training for oil field workers; insufficient safeguards; and a fast-paced environment to meet quotas. These types of accidents can cause serious harm to workers; workers compensation benefits will only pay for so much. Some of the more common injuries include:

  • Brain injuries – Even a mild injury can lead to memory problems and other issues that can affect your work performance
  • Burns – These can lead to disfigurement and loss of mobility in the affected area
  • Amputations and disfigurement – This can lead to the possibilty of being unable to continue with your job
  • Broken limbs – These can take weeks, even months to heal
  • Back injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Hearing loss

If you were injured in an oil field accident, before filing a workers compensation claim you should speak to an attorney. Contact de Lachica Law Firm, PLLC, now for a free consultation.

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