Oil Field Accident Attorneys in Wyoming and Nationwide
There are some industries in the workforce where it is understood that a certain degree of risk will accompany a job taken. However, some industries, like the oil industry, carry a larger array of workplace hazards and are known for their sloppy practices. Oil refineries, oil rigs and natural gas plants are a serious danger to both contractors and workers considering what is required to do the job due to operating heavy machinery, heavy overhead steel and equipment, instability of the land when the oil is being brought up, fire hazards and explosions. Just like with many dangerous jobs, there are certain rules and regulations put in place in Wyoming and Nationwide to ensure the safety of the workers. In spite of this accidents occur due to the negligence of huge oil companies that care more about their money and profits than the safety of the workers.
If you experience an accident at work or a family member died due to the negligence of the company, you need a good law firm to get you full justice for your expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. At The Kent Spence Law Firm we have accumulated years of experience working with many oil field accident cases and are ready to fight for you to get the maximum compensation you deserve.
How Do Oil Field Accidents Occur?
There are three different areas that workers work under in the oil fields which are upstream, midstream, and downstream. 32% of workers work in upstream, 15% work in midstream, and 53% work in downstream. Out of these three places, the area of which has the highest fatality rate is upstream with 22.9 workers out of 100,000 dying due to injuries on the job. In 2015 alone, there were 89 fatalities in the U.S. Oil and Gas Industry. A few common causes of oilfield accidents that are directly due to negligence include:
- Defective equipment
- Not following safety regulations
- Being exposed to toxic chemicals
- Fires and explosions
- High pressure lines failing
- Lack of proper training
- Unsafe work conditions
- Cutting corners endangering workers to gain huge profits at the expense of life and limb.
It is not uncommon for some companies in the oil industry to take shortcuts, at the expense of their workers’ safety, in order to turn a profit. Despite having to follow certain safety regulations mandated by OSHA, accidents still occur due to negligence such as this. This is why it is imperative that you contact an experienced oil field accident attorney in Wyoming who can take a stand nationwide against big oil refineries and fight against these unsafe practices. At The Kent Spence Law Firm, we have worked with many clients for over 30 years, helping them with their oil field accident cases. This has given us the necessary knowledge and resources to continue our cause and fight for your rights as well.
Trust Our Oil Field Accident Law Firm
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury or death at their place of work in the oil field, our oil field accident lawyers are here to help. We have extensive knowledge of not only the Mine Safety and Health Act, MSHA, but of the laws concerning worker’s compensation in Wyoming. We will use both to the fullest extent so that you can receive full and fair compensation for the devastating turn of events in your life or the death of a loved one.
Damages include piling bills, mounting medical bills, lost wages, past and future, and serious pain and suffering. Don’t deal with this any further on your own. Call The Kent Spence Law Firm where we will be an advocate for your rights and take a stance to change the industry norms and ensure accidents like these don’t occur again.
The Kent Spence Law Firm serves Oil Field Accident Victims in the Wyoming area and Nationwide
After an oil field accident, the next step is usually to file a claim which can be a complex and lengthy process and one you will need an experienced law firm to handle. Don’t try to settle your case alone. The Kent Spence Law Firm can help you go through the claims process or jury trial and ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve and get back to living life to the fullest extent possible.
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