Oilfield Accidents In The Permian Basin
Many workers have been needlessly injured or killed working in the oilfields of the Permian Basin. For example, in November 2007, one Halliburton worker was killed and another was critically injured in an accident in a Midland County oilfield. In 2012, an oilfield worker in Chaves County, New Mexico was crushed while he was standing between two pieces of equipment that cycle and fill up with mud.
Increased oil production in the Permian Basin means more large company trucks on the road. Unfortunately, many companies hire drivers knowing they lack the proper training, and in some cases drivers have criminal driving records. Some companies compound those issues by requiring the drivers to work long hours under stressful conditions. This leads to unnecessary accidents, many of which are fatal.
In fact, while 2 percent of the Texas population lives in the Permian Basin, the area accounts for more than 10 percent of the state’s fatal traffic accidents. A great number of these accidents could have been prevented if companies hired competent drives and utilized reasonable safety policies.
Morrow & Sheppard are privileged to represent injured persons and families affected by serious accidents in the Permian Basin. These cases frequently involve on-the-job injuries, or serious motor vehicle accidents caused by 18 wheeler trucks and other company vehicles working for oil, drilling, and oilfield services companies.
We know how these companies operate. We know how these cases work. Most importantly, we know how to obtain your maximum recovery as soon as possible.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an oil rig explosion or accident, our oilfield accident lawyers at Morrow & Sheppard can help. Please click here for a free, confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights before they are jeopardized by a corporation, employer, or insurance company.