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Oilfield Injury

The energy industry is an exciting and rewarding field to work within, but along with the excitement and reward comes great risk of harm. Working on a rig in any capacity is dangerous, however, the danger is known and procedures should always be in place to reduce the risk of harm. There seems to always be pressure from the executives to keep costs down and demand increased efficiency. Oil and gas operators put pressure on contracted service providers to cut costs and move faster. In order to satisfy operators and keep a steady schedule of work, contractors place pressure on employees to do more for less and take on the additional risk of harm. Sometimes they push their workers to continue operations during inclement weather, when they know they should shut down the rig. Sometimes they use defective equipment that is beyond its useful life. Sometimes pressured connections are not properly secured resulting in a blowout. Sometimes workers are not adequately trained. When equipment is heavy and connections are under thousands or tens of thousands of pounds of pressure, a small failure can cause a catastrophic incident and severe injuries to persons nearby. Safety should always be the first consideration, but unfortunately, some companies place profits above people. When safety is not the top priority, equipment fails, people make mistakes, often resulting in the death or injury of innocent bystanders.

Many times medical doctors refuse to treat personal injury victims. At Rice & Kendig, we have the resources to provide you with quality healthcare to increase the likelihood of a successful recovery. If you are permanently injured, you will need a life care plan to make sure you can support yourself and your family. Our firm will take the time to prepare your case to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation under the law.

When someone is killed as the result of a senseless incident, often times the emotional toll makes it difficult to think about pursuing a claim for wrongful death. We are here to guide you through the process and help you pick up the pieces when a wrongful death occurs. We have successfully handled many wrongful death cases resulting in significant recoveries that helped families get back on their feet. Although we know the money can never replace the loss of a loved one, a successful claim often times provides resources to replace the financial loss for loved ones left behind.

If you were injured in the oilfield or have lost a family member due to the carelessness of others, give us a call today to set up a free consultation.

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