Oil Field Injuries
Workers in the oil and gas industry face tough work and hazardous conditions. While injury rates may be higher in other industries, the combustibility of the product and the heavy materials involved often mean severe injury or fatality when oil field accidents do occur.
Oil field workers who are injured on the job may not realize their rights. Namely, individuals may have the right to sue a third party outside of the chain of employment. The oil field injury attorneys of Rush & Gransee, L.C., have prevailed in personal injury and wrongful death cases. We know how to identify the liable parties and hold them accountable for comprehensive compensation.
If a loved one was injured or killed in an oil field accident in South Texas, call 210-223-9200 or toll free at 888-501-9299 to explore your legal options.We Advocate for Oil and Gas Workers
Our firm maintains an office in Kenedy, Texas, because of the increasing frequency of injuries associated with oil and gas drilling and transportation in the Eagle Ford Shale Play. We represent workers injured in Karnes County, DeWitt County, Live Oak County and Bee County, as well as Wilson, Gonzales, Atascosa, McMullen and other South Texas counties.
Our attorneys handle personal injury and wrongful death claims relating to:
- Trench cave-in and injuries when laying pipeline
- Tanker truck and commercial vehicle accidents
- Pipeline explosions
- Fires and burns on drilling rigs
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Failure of safety equipment
- Falling accidents
- Fights or assaults
The trade-off of workers' compensation is that workers cannot sue their employers for negligence. However, there may be grounds for legal action against third parties — trucking companies, equipment manufacturers, subcontractors, property owners or "civilian" drivers on the road.
The key to recovery of personal injury damages is identifying those liable parties and demonstrating the actions or negligence that contributed to the accident. Robert Rush is a board-certified trial lawyer* with more than 25 years of legal experience. He has represented countless plaintiffs and formerly worked for the insurance companies. He has also made a study of the oil and gas industry to understand the dangerous working conditions and other factors in oil field injury cases.
We fear no oil company, insurance company or corporation in pursuit of maximum compensation for a client who has suffered serious or permanent injuries, or in seeking to provide for surviving family members after a fatal accident. We understand that these accidents often mean lifelong disabilities and the end to a high-paying job. Our legal team will pursue all sources of coverage to meet those future needs, and we are fully prepared to go to a jury if necessary to get justice.
Discuss your legal rights in a free consultation. There are no attorney fees unless we secure a settlement or verdict. We have offices in San Antonio and McAllen in addition to our Kenedy location, and we will arrange home or hospital visits throughout the Eagle Ford Shale.
* Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Lawyer