How long do I have to file a lawsuit or claim after a Houston oil field injury?

There are different timeframes to consider when filing an oil field injury lawsuit or claim. For personal injury lawsuits, you typically have two years from the date of the accident to file your lawsuit. However, there may be exceptions, so it’s essentail to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible to ensure your rights are protected.

If you’re making a workers’ compensation claim, there are two important deadlines to be aware of:

  1. You must report your injury to your employer promptly and within 30 days from the date you were hurt or from the date you knew your injury or illness was related to your job.
  2. You must send a completed DWC Form-041, Employee’s Claim for Compensation for a Work-Related Injury or Occupational Disease, to DWC within one year of the date you were hurt.

Missing these deadlines can result in the loss of your right to compensation, so it’s crucial to act promptly and seek advice from an oil field injury lawyer as soon as possible.