Houston Oil Rig Accident Lawyers

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Why Do You Need a Houston Oil Rig Accident Attorney?

Oil rig accidents can lead to catastrophic consequences for workers and their families. The oilfield injury attorneys at Pierce Skrabanek can help you recover funds for medical treatment, lost wages, and the pain and suffering you’ve experienced.

In the heart of America's energy capital, Houston, the oil and gas industry thrives, providing countless jobs and economic opportunities. However, this prosperity comes at a cost, as oil rig accidents can lead to catastrophic consequences for workers and their families. 

If you find yourself or a loved one facing the aftermath of an oil rig accident, seeking the counsel of a seasoned oil rig or oilfield accident attorney is not just a wise choice, it’s a necessity. The complexity of the law surrounding oil and gas work, combined with national and multinational corporate entities, requires proven, professional help.

At Pierce Skrabanek, our Houston oil rig accident lawyers are here to help injured workers and their families secure the compensation you need to move forward. Contact us at (832) 690-7000 as soon as possible, so we can get to work on your behalf.

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What Kind of Settlement Can a ​​Houston Oilfield Accident Attorney Help You Secure?

An oilfield accident attorney can assist you in pursuing an injury settlement tailored to your specific circumstances. Your settlement could include compensation for:

  • Medical expenses: If you've suffered injuries in an oilfield accident, your attorney can help you recover costs related to medical bills, surgeries, hospital stays, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical care.
  • Rehabilitation costs: In cases of severe injuries, you may require ongoing rehabilitation and therapy. Your attorney can seek compensation to cover these expenses.
  • Lost wages and income: Your lawyer can help you seek compensation for lost wages and potential future earnings if your injuries have resulted in temporary or permanent disability, or if you've had to take time off work.
  • Pain and suffering: Oilfield accidents can lead to physical and emotional pain and suffering. Your attorney can work to secure a settlement that compensates you for these non-economic damages.
  • Wrongful death damages: If you've lost a loved one due to an oilfield accident, an attorney can help you pursue a wrongful death claim, seeking compensation for funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and emotional distress.

In cases of extreme negligence or misconduct, punitive damages may be pursued as a way to punish the responsible party and deter future negligence in the industry. These are funds awarded in addition to the compensation you already deserve.

Oilfield accidents can be complex, and the specific settlement you can secure depends on the circumstances of your case. An experienced Houston oilfield accident lawyer from Pierce Skrabanek will work diligently to maximize your compensation, and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process. Contact us at (832) 690-7000 as soon as possible so we can help you directly.

What Injuries Can a Houston Oilfield Accident Lawyer Handle?

An oilfield accident lawyer can handle a wide range of injuries resulting from accidents in the oil and gas industry, including but not limited to:

  • Head and brain injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can occur due to falls, equipment malfunctions, or being struck by objects on the worksite. These injuries may have long-term consequences.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Accidents can cause spinal cord injuries, resulting in paralysis or other serious impairments. Legal representation can help you secure compensation for ongoing care and rehabilitation.
  • Orthopedic injuries: Broken bones, amputations, and other orthopedic injuries are common in oilfield accidents, and an attorney can help you obtain compensation for medical expenses and lost wages.
  • Burn injuries: Oilfield accidents can lead to severe burns from fires, explosions, or electrical shock. These injuries often require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Chemical exposure: Oilfield workers are at risk of exposure to toxic chemicals, which can lead to respiratory problems, skin conditions, and long-term health issues. A lawyer can help you pursue damages for these injuries.

Oilfield accidents can be devastating, resulting in a wide range of injuries that demand skilled legal assistance. An experienced attorney will work to hold negligent parties accountable and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.

Offshore Rig Accidents and Maritime Law

Many offshore oil rig accidents involve general maritime law, a specialized body of law that applies to those who work on navigable waters. For Jones Act cases that involve rigs operated as a vessel — semisubmersibles, jack-ups, and floaters are included — our Houston offshore oil rig attorneys have you covered. 

For injuries related to maritime blowouts, spills, platform accidents, collisions, collapses, and helicopter transport accidents, contact Pierce Skrabanek at (832) 690-7000 for representation.

What Does a Houston Oilfield Injury Attorney Do for Your Case? (3 Key Services)

Our Houston oil rig and oilfield injury attorneys provide important and comprehensive legal services for your case, including: 

  • Investigation: Our oilfield injury attorneys conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding your accident. We collect evidence, interview witnesses, and consult with experts to determine liability and build a strong case on your behalf.
  • Negotiation: Next, your attorney from Pierce Skrabanek will represent your interests during negotiations with insurance companies or opposing counsel. We will fight for your rights to secure fair compensation, taking into account medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other damages you've incurred.
  • Representation: If the other side refuses to offer fair compensation during negotiations, our lawyers are fully prepared to take your case to trial. An experienced attorney can represent you before a judge or jury, and secure a successful verdict. 

While it is rare for oilfield injury cases to require a full trial to resolve, our team at Pierce Skrabanek prepares a thorough, trial-ready argument just in case.

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Testimonials

Read what our past clients have to say about our legal services. 

Daryl M.

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“My experience with Mr. Skrabanek was honestly far better than all expectations that we had. He took care of us like we were family, making sure me and my wife always felt like a priority and walked us through all of the concerns that we had. If you are looking for a professional who truly cares for his clients you can stop the search. You won’t be disappointed.”

Denise J.

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“Mike and his team helped me settle an injury claim case. I was informed and helped through every step and they were always professional and very responsive. I really enjoyed working with them.”

Victoria S.

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“My attorney, Michael, did an amazing job with my case. He’s a straight shooter and has a vast knowledge of the law combined with an extensive amount of experience, making him a fantastic attorney. I fully recommend this firm.

Thank you Pierce Skrabenek!”

Gabriela C.

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“Paul Skrabanek of the law firm Pierce Skrabanek was very professional and went above & beyond in handling my daughter's case. Very dedicated, worked diligently, and got justice for my family. If I could give a higher rating than 5 stars I would. Thank you and your firm for such tenacity.”

Raymond H.

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“These guys are awesome, they were very informative from the beginning to end, working with them was super smooth, and I had all questions answered thoroughly. The whole team at this firm works to help in every way they can. They were able to get me the compensation I deserved and exceeded my expectations. If you’re ever in need of a stellar team to stand behind you and work for you, these guys are the ones you would want in your corner.

Thank you very much Paul and thank your team for me.”

Cam F.

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“Working with Paul Skrabanek was a very positive experience. He helped me understand the legal process as someone who has never been a part of a lawsuit, and was able to get me settled quickly and painlessly! Loved working with Pierce Skrabanek law firm!”

Michele R.

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Michael Pierce and his team, especially Krystle, were very professional, always available (even on weekends), and very knowledgeable. We appreciate their hard work on our case and the time they took to explain every detail as our case progressed. Mike is a phenomenal attorney and we highly recommend them for your legal needs.”

Beverly C.

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“I found Mr. Skrabanek to be very trustworthy, creditable, and genuinely concerned about my well-being while I was going through this very difficult process. He showed constant concern for me being completely satisfied before making any final decisions.”

Diane T.

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“Fantastic team of attorneys and staff dedicated to their clients. Michael Pierce is an outstanding trial attorney for personal injury cases.”

Deborah S.

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“We watched, participated & listened to Paul Skrabanek fight for a settlement which we could be happy with. Just this month the case has been put to rest.”

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Contact Experienced Houston Oil Field Injury Lawyers

The oil industry is a pivotal part of the Gulf Coast economy. It also offers some of the riskiest jobs at sea. Oil rig accident law is complex because there are different laws that apply on oil rigs and in maritime accidents that do not apply to everyday jobs on land. If you or a loved one has been injured in an oil rig accident, you need an experienced and passionate oil rig accident attorney on your side.

Why Hire Pierce Skrabanek

Our Houston-based attorneys have years of experience helping workers in the oil and gas industry. Our verdicts and settlements have delivered significant results to families throughout Texas and nationwide. We are ready to walk you through your case and do whatever it takes to secure you the highest compensation allowable by law. 

Contact us at (832) 690-7000 for a free, confidential consultation. It’s extremely important to consult our attorneys before you accept any offer or settlement from an oil field corporation or their insurance company. We will act only in your best interests to ensure you and your family receive all that you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are common negligence causes of oil rig injuries?‍

Oil rig injuries in Houston can result from various factors, including equipment malfunctions, slip-and-falls, fires, explosions, and exposure to hazardous substances. Negligence, inadequate training, and poor safety protocols are often contributing factors. Proving negligence in your case is work your attorney does on your behalf.

What if my employer argues that I am ineligible for compensation due to my own negligence?

First of all, Texas follows a modified comparative negligence rule, meaning you can still recover damages even if you were partially at fault. However, it's also crucial to consult an attorney to challenge such employer claims and protect your rights.

An oil corporation has a financial incentive to downplay their responsibility by suggesting that you were actually at fault. Reach out to have our attorneys research the applicable laws before accepting any form of liability — even if you feel you’ve made a mistake, you may not be considered negligent under the law.

How long does it take to resolve an oil rig injury lawsuit in Houston?‍

The duration of an oil rig injury lawsuit can vary significantly based on factors like the complexity of the case, negotiations, and court proceedings. Some cases may settle in a matter of months, while others can take years. One key factor is the experience of your legal team in presenting a strong case upfront, and displaying a willingness to go to trial if the other side delays the finalization of your results.

At Pierce Skrabanek, we pride ourselves on being trial lawyers, and will not hesitate to file a lawsuit in court if negotiations are stalled.

When should I contact an attorney after an oil rig injury in Houston?

It's advisable to contact an attorney as soon as possible after an oil rig injury. The early involvement of an attorney can help preserve evidence, ensure your rights are protected, and guide you in pursuing legal action if necessary. Additionally, the sooner you have lawyers of your own to move your case forward, the more likely you’ll receive a timely case resolution.

Contact Pierce Skrabanek or call our Houston offices directly at (832) 583-1862. The sooner the better, as we can help expedite the legal process so you can put this difficult time behind you.