Drilling Rig Accident Attorney in Houston
When a drilling rig accident happens, the injuries are often catastrophic and sometimes fatal. At The Callahan Law Firm, we understand the dangerous, fast-paced work that takes place in the oil field as well as the risks that workers are exposed to every day. If you have been involved in a drilling rig accident, it is critical that you have the right attorney on your side.
Based in Houston, Texas, the drilling rig accident attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm have the experience, skill and resources to successfully handle these cases and win. Led by former mechanical engineer and Texas board certified personal injury trial attorney Michael Callahan, we have a proven track record of successfully representing individuals and families in drilling rig accident cases.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a drilling rig accident in Texas or elsewhere in the United States, the attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm are here to help. We encourage drilling rig accident victims to contact us for a free case evaluation.
It’s Dangerous Work
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.
The people who work on and near drilling rigs are exposed to hazardous conditions that can result in life altering injuries and fatalities. The dangers include blowouts, fires, explosions, carelessness in operating the equipment including the drawworks, equipment failure – and the list goes on.
The companies in charge of the well sites are responsible for making the sites and drilling rigs as safe as possible for the people who work there. OSHA and other safety regulations are meant to protect workers, but all too often these safety standards as well as company safety rules are ignored or disregarded.
Contractors and Others at the Well Site
Often there are different contractors and their employees working on or near a drilling rig at the same time.
If you sustained an injury and the responsible party is your own employer, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. If however, you or a loved one are injured and the responsible party is a contractor on the well site or one of its employees, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries and damages in what is known as a “third-party” case.
For Drilling Rig Accident Help – Contact The Callahan Law Firm
At The Callahan Law Firm you will speak with a drilling rig accident lawyer experienced in helping clients get justice for their injuries and damages in oil or gas well site cases. We dedicate our legal practice to fighting on behalf of injured workers and their families.
The initial case evaluation is always free of charge, and we handle drilling rig accident cases on a contingency fee basis – which means that we don’t get paid until you make a recovery, whether through settlement or jury award.
Call now or send an email to talk with an experienced drilling rig accident lawyer at The Callahan Law Firm.