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Oil Field Accident Class Action

Oil Field Accident Class Action

Working in an oil field is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Drilling for oil and natural gas involves heavy equipment, highly-flammable gases, toxic chemicals, and an unpredictable environment. Even minor mistakes can result in deaths.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting oil field accident induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know is an oil & gas worker who was injured, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Oil & Gas Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Get Compensation for Oil Field Accidents

Workers’ compensation can pay benefits if you are injured in an oil field accident — but those benefits are limited. You might not get compensation for all of your damages. Furthermore, you might be entitled to significantly more money if someone other than your employer was responsible for your injuries. Examples include contractors, suppliers, and manufacturers of defective equipment.

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action, but our lawyers are not filing an oil field accident class action lawsuit. Instead, we file individual lawsuits for injuries and wrongful deaths.

We are handling legal claims involving falls, head and neck injuries, brain damage, back injuries, spinal cord damage, paralysis, broken bones, severe burns, electrocutions, scarring, amputation, and more.

Please Note: This is not a complete list of injury cases we handle. Your injury may have occurred in circumstances that are not described above. That doesn’t mean you’re out of luck — contact us to learn more about your legal rights and how to file a claim for compensation.

Common Oil Field Accidents

Some of the most common types of oil field accidents include:

  • Falls from rigs
  • Equipment failures and malfunctions
  • Blowouts
  • Fires and explosions
  • Electrocution
  • Toxic chemical spills
  • Falling objects, tools, etc.
  • Crushed by machinery
  • Motor vehicle accidents

Other Health Risks

Oil workers are also exposed to diesel vapors, exhaust gases from equipment, temperature extremes, noise, hydrocarbons, hydrogen sulfide, heavy metals, and naturally occurring radioactive material.

Statistics on Oil & Gas Field Accidents

Workers in the oil and gas extraction industry have an annual occupational fatality-rate of 27.5 per 100,000 workers per year, which is more than 7.5-times higher than the risk of death for other workers.

For example, between 2003 and 2009, there were 716 oil and gas extraction workers who were killed on-the-job. Most of the deaths were vehicle crashes (29%), hit by tools or equipment (20%), explosions, (8%), crushed in machinery or tools (7%), and falls (6%).

About Class Actions

Class action lawsuits are typically filed by one person on behalf of everyone in the same state with the same legal claim. This is particularly useful when a lot of people are seeking a relatively minor payout, such as a refund after buying a falsely-advertised product.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

Class actions can have disadvantages for individuals with severe injuries. Even if compensation is awarded through a settlement or jury verdict, everyone who joins the class action must share the payout.

Instead of a class action, our lawyers file individual lawsuits so we can focus on maximizing compensation for the most seriously-injured victims. If you file a lawsuit, we may be able to help you recover financial compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, permanent disability, or wrongful death of a loved one.

Do I have an Oil Field Accident Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting oil field accident induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know is an oil & gas worker who was injured, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Oil & Gas Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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Free Case Evaluation

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading plaintiffs’ law firms and handles cases in all 50 states. We are very proud of our legal achievements, but equally self-respecting of our firm’s reputation for providing personal attention to each and every client we represent.

No matter what type of case you have, you may contact us with confidence by filling out the email contact form below or calling us directly by dialing toll free 24 hrs/day (866) 920-0753.

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