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More than $1 Billion Handled for Oilfield Accident and Explosion Victims

Our experienced oilfield accident lawyers are privileged to assist injured oilfield workers of all stripes, from roustabouts to company men, derrickmen to drillers, tool pushers to truck drivers throughout the United States, with a focus in Texas and Louisiana. Our oilfield injury attorneys want to understand your unique situation so we can provide legal guidance that will help you obtain a favorable result against one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world.

If you were injured in an oil rig explosion or oilfield accident, you should contact us for a free, confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights as soon as possible before they are jeopardized by an employer or insurance company.

Handling Oilfield Accident and Explosion Claims Throughout the United States

  • Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients

  • Hundreds of Cases Won in Excess of $1 Billion

  • Help With All Types of Oilfield Injuries
  • A Track Record of Success

  • No Fee Unless We Win!

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The Oil & Gas Industry

Although there have been ups and downs, one of the strongest sectors for jobs in recent years has been the oil and gas industry. With new jobs comes new workers. Demand for these new workers has been high—even though some have never worked in the field before. Given the dangers in the work, it is particularly important to train new oilfield employees. Unfortunately, hiring, supervision, and training processes and procedures for new employees have fallen short in some cases as the industry struggles to keep pace with the country’s energy demands and developing technologies (such as fracking).

This can result in serious accidents. Even when workers are properly trained or are experienced workers, accidents often occur that can and should be prevented, and such accidents happen all too frequently in the oilfield.

Our oil rig accident attorneys are not afraid to stand up to some of the largest oil and gas companies like:

  • Anadarko E&P Onshore LLC
  • Apache Corporation
  • Baker Hughes
  • Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Co. LP
  • Callon Petroleum Operating Co.
  • Carrizo (Eagle Ford) LLC
  • Chesapeake Operating LLC
  • Chevron USA Inc.
  • Cimarex Energy Co.
  • COG Operating LLC
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Crownquest Operating LLC
  • Denbury Onshore LLC
  • Devon Energy Production Co. LP
  • Diamondback E&P LLP
  • Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.
  • Endeavor Energy Resources LP
  • Energen Resources Corporation
  • Enervest Operating LLC
  • EOG Resources Inc.
  • EP Energy E&P Co. LP
  • Kinder Morgan Production, Co. LLC
  • Laredo Petroleum, Inc.
  • Marathon Oil Ef LLC
  • Murphy Exploration & Production Co.
  • Occidental Permian Ltd.
  • Oxy USA Inc.
  • Parsley Energy Operations LLC
  • Phillips 66
  • Pioneer Natural Resources
  • RSP Permian LLC
  • Shell Western E&P
  • SM Energy Company
  • Valero Energy
  • XTO Energy Inc.

No Fee Unless We Win

At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we understand the hardships injured offshore workers or victims and their loved ones face as they try to heal and make sense of their accident. That’s why we work on a contingency-fee basis, which means no fee unless we win your case. Our fee is a percentage of the verdict or settlement we obtain for you.

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Common injuries that can occur at the oilfield include:

Common causes of accidents and explosions that can occur at the oilfield:

  • Negligence and gross negligence

  • Failure to follow company safety procedures

  • Failure to follow industry regulations

  • Lack of training of employees

  • Lack of supervision of employees

  • Lack of information given to employees

  • Lack of experience of employees

  • Defective equipment and machinery

  • Vehicle accidents & collisions

  • Lifting equipment incidents including forklift accidents and crane incidents

  • Heavy equipment collapses including rig collapses and crane collapses

  • Dropped objects including chiksans, piping, lights, tools and rigging

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Oilfield Accidents and Explosions are on the Rise across the United States

When an accident occurs in the oilfield, the consequences can be deadly. In December 2018, The Center for Public Integrity reported that from 2008 through 2017, 1,566 oilfield workers were tragically killed in the oilfields throughout the United States.

In February 2013, the Houston Chronicle stated that despite declining numbers of workplace deaths generally, oilfield deaths have risen. NPR reported similar findings, and in February 2013 found that there had been a 100 percent increase in oil and gas industry fatalities since 2009.

In February 2014, the Houston Chronicle reported on the rise of oilfield injuries in Texas, and found that at least 18,000 workers had suffered amputations, were crushed, burned, broke bones, were cut, or reported other work-related injuries from 2008 to 2013.

Getting to the Bottom of What Happened

Although oil and gas companies in the United States have enjoyed record profits over the last several years, the simple truth is that not enough is being done to prevent injuries to ordinary workers—workers which form the backbone of these companies.

Each oilfield accident attorney at Morrow & Sheppard understands how oil and gas companies operate and has the experience and tools to get to the bottom of what happened. Perhaps most importantly, our attorneys are committed to holding companies responsible for preventable oilfield injuries. This is both the right thing to do and will help prevent injuries from happening again.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or tragically killed while working in the oilfield, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our top-rated oilfield injury lawyers at Morrow & Sheppard for a free, confidential consultation at 800-489-2216.

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