With so many people in the Houston, Texas area employed in the energy industry, Texas is a state where physically demanding, risky work is a constant reality. Every day, men and women go to work at oil and gas well sites, refineries and other potentially dangerous work sites in the energy industry. And every day, workers in Houston, Texas and across the state sustain serious injuries in this dangerous profession.
At The Callahan Law Firm, we are dedicated to fighting on behalf of injured oilfield workers and their families. We have represented injured workers and surviving family members of oilfield workers injured or killed on drilling rigs, work over rigs, completed wells, and pipelines due to a company’s negligence. We have the industry knowledge and experience to take on the companies responsible for your injuries.
At our first meeting you will speak with an experienced Houston oilfield injury lawyer who will listen to you and can help by answering your questions and discussing your legal rights. Our lawyers and staff will work aggressively to maximize justice for you and your family.
Oil field jobs are among the most dangerous in the world. Adding to the danger is the fact that oil companies frequently cut corners to increase their profits. When they fail to provide adequate safety precautions and training while pushing workers for more and more hours, tragic accidents can result.
The oilfield is the most dangerous workplace in America. A recent study by OSHA, found that more workers were killed and injured in the oilfield than in any other industry in this country. The same study revealed that in Texas alone, almost 80% of these injuries and deaths could have been prevented with safer procedures and equipment.
Workers on drilling rigs are exposed to a multitude of dangers. The companies in charge of these well sites are responsible for making the sites and drilling rigs as safe as possible for the men who work there. OSHA and other safety regulations are meant to protect workers, but all too often these safety standards are ignored or disregarded. As a result, drilling rig workers often suffer serious and permanent injuries due to the dangerous conditions.
Oil and gas companies recently enjoyed a boom in oil and gas exploration – both onshore and offshore. Now, even with the downturn, new wells are still being drilled every day while at the same time maintenance work continues on existing wells in Texas. Workers who drill and service the wells after drilling is finished are exposed to hazardous conditions that can result in injuries.
Oilfield work is inherently dangerous and requires diligent safety precautions, training and supervision to avoid accidents. When these precautions are ignored, oilfield explosions can occur, putting lives in danger. If you or a loved one has been injured in an oil field explosion, it is critical that you consult with an experienced work injury attorney.
The Callahan Law Firm in Houston, Texas, is recognized as a leading personal injury trial law firm representing injured oil and gas field workers across the country. Our litigation team offers the professional and financial resources and knowledge to represent injured workers in the most complex cases following an oil or gas field accident. The attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm represent workers injured in the Bakken Shale, Barnett Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Marcellus Shale, and other areas of the country.
The Barnett Shale is a large reservoir of natural gas beneath a large section of Northern Texas. Even as oil wells have begun to tap out the large amount of oil once buried deep beneath the surface, energy companies are beginning to find ways to extract the trillions of gallons of natural gas reserves bound up in the shale rock. If you are in the oil and gas industry and were injured in an accident in the Barnett Shale in Texas, talk to a gas and oil injury attorney at The Callahan Law Firm as soon as possible.
The Eagle Ford Shale stretching across South Texas is recognized as one of the richest oil and gas fields in the United States. Oil and gas exploration companies have been tapping into it’s resources for decades, with many new exploratory wells and operations begun every year. If you are in the oil and gas industry and were injured in an accident in the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas, talk to a gas and oil injury attorney at The Callahan Law Firm as soon as possible.
The Bakken Shale, an oil and gas formation in parts of North Dakota and Montana in the Williston Basin is recognized as one of America’s most significant natural oil and gas fields. Despite workplace safety regulations that are among the strictest in the world, workers in exploration and drilling operations throughout the Bakken Shale region continue to suffer among the highest rates of accident injuries in the industry. Were you injured in an accident while working on an oil or gas exploration or drilling job in the Bakken Shale? Talk to an oil and gas industry personal injury attorney at The Callahan Law Firm as soon as possible.
The Marcellus Shale running throughout the Allegheny Plateau is recognized as one of America’s most significant natural gas fields. Gas and oil drilling takes place throughout the field, with drilling and shale extraction operations in portions of New York, northern and western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and parts of Delaware. If you are in the oil and gas industry and were injured in an accident in the Marcellus Shale, talk to a gas and oil injury attorney at The Callahan Law Firm as soon as possible.