Fatal oilfield accidents have been steadily increasing. As the United States lowers its reliance on foreign energy, our oilfield workers are working longer and harder than ever before.
The safety standards in oil & gas are high because government agencies, oil & gas companies, and contractors understand how devastating and costly they can be.
Unfortunately, that also means that they’ll often fight back an oilfield injury claim.
If you were injured on the oilfields, a qualified, experienced oilfield accident lawyer can help you get the compensation you need to recover.
Contact the law offices of Grant & Flanery today to schedule a free consultation, and let us help you find the best way to move forward.
Any lawyer can take a personal injury case. Many do. Because oilfield injuries are so complicated, you need a dedicated personal injury lawyer to help ensure you get the maximum compensation possible.
Darren Grant & Matt Flanery are board-certified in personal injury law and dedicated to ensuring East Texans have the best legal representation when they’ve been hurt.
We help you get the medical care you need to get back on your feet, and we back that with aggressive legal counsel to ensure that you’re protected now–and in the future.
Oil & gas companies protect their safety records. An accident that may be their fault is more than just an accident to them. It can mean the difference between getting a contract and not getting it.
A lot of injured oilfield workers are surprised when the company they work for tries to blame them for the accident. Even more are surprised when the company fights back when the employee tries to get compensation.
An injured oilfield employee has only been involved with a handful of workplace injuries. An oil & gas company has handled hundreds–maybe thousands. They–and their legal department–know what they’re doing and have you at a disadvantage.
An oilfield injury attorney can help protect you from a company that doesn’t have your best interests at heart–all while ensuring you get fair compensation for your injuries.
As soon as you are able, you need to report the injury to your immediate supervisor. Ensure that you follow all reporting requirements exactly to the letter. This will help your case later on.
Visit a doctor of your choice to get your injury looked at. The company may offer to pay for you to go to their doctor. Do not accept. Their doctor may have the company’s, rather than your, best interest at heart.
After any workplace accident, your boss may pressure you to return to work before you’re ready. Always let your injuries fully heal before doing so.
Whenever you’re injured on the job, you stand to benefit by contacting a personal injury attorney. We can help you figure out if you should file worker’s comp or a 3rd party claim, then help get you started.
You can file a worker’s compensation claim for any injury you received while at work. If your employer carries worker’s compensation insurance, you may be able to file a claim.
Unfortunately, Texas allows businesses to operate without worker’s compensation. This means that a lot of businesses, especially small ones, don’t have it. Without that, employees are only left to file 3rd party claims.
If you elect to file for worker’s compensation, you’ll be unable to file a 3rd party personal injury claim. You can only do one or the other.
Our team of personal injury attorneys will work with you to find out which is better for your situation.
A workplace injury often results in expensive medical bills. Grant & Flanery will fight to ensure that you get the medical attention you need–without all the bills.
If you endured a long recovery, you most likely missed work and were unable to earn money. You’re entitled to compensation for lost wages while recovering and in the future.
Occasionally, judges and juries will offer compensation for the physical and emotional pain and suffering your injury caused you, and we’ll fight to ensure you get it.
Oilfield injuries can be severe, causing disability and disfigurement. You can get compensated for how your injury affects your future, and we’ll fight to ensure you do.
If you’re the child, spouse, or parent of someone who was killed in an oilfield accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim to get compensation to secure your future.
The legal team at Grant & Flanery will pursue every avenue to get you the compensation you need to recover from your accident. Schedule your consultation today.
At your initial consultation, our legal team will sit down with you to discuss the details of your accident. After learning those details, we can advise you about the next steps you can take, whether you want to hire us or not.
It costs you nothing, but you stand to gain everything back.
Contact our offices today to schedule your consultation, and let us help you discover what’s next.