Oilfield Injury and Death

Shreveport Oilfield Injury & Death Attorney

Oilfields are known as hazardous environments, making them a high-risk area for the workers involved. In Louisiana, a state rich in oil reserves, oilfield injuries and fatalities are unfortunately quite common, often a result of negligence or deliberate misconduct.

A critical aspect of oilfield operations is ensuring the safety of the workforce. Despite safety protocols and standards, accidents still occur. These may be due to negligence or other wrongdoing, such as a company prioritizing profits over safety by failing to maintain equipment, inadequately training staff, or willfully violating safety regulations.

In such accidents, seeking legal representation from a trusted and experienced attorney is essential. The Law Offices of Damon D. Kervin has a strong track record of successfully representing oilfield accident clients. 

Attorney Kervin is highly knowledgeable in the complexities of oil and gas industry laws, has conducted 100 jury trials, and understands what it takes to go up against the corporate interests involved. He and his team can provide effective legal counsel for victims seeking fair compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries or wrongful death.

Schedule a case review with our Shreveport oilfield injury and death lawyer. Call (318) 269-7443 or contact us via email to get started.

Oilfield Dangers & Accidents

Oilfields are inherently fraught with danger. Workers deal with high-pressure lines, volatile substances, and heavy machinery daily. Likewise, long working hours in extreme weather conditions increase the potential for calamity.

Accidents that occur in oilfields can include:

  • Explosions and fires: These can be caused by flammable gases and vapors coming into contact with sparks or hot surfaces. Negligence in following safety procedures or poor equipment maintenance can lead to these incidents.
  • Equipment-related injuries: These can occur due to faulty machinery, improper use, or lack of protective gear. Lack of training or disregard for safety protocols is a significant factor in such accidents.
  • Slips and falls: Oilfields are often slippery due to the presence of oil and other liquids. Lack of proper footwear or disregard for safety regulations can lead to these incidents. 
  • Transportation accidents: Transportation of equipment or workers between the oilfield and other sites can be dangerous. These accidents may occur due to driver error, inadequate maintenance of vehicles, or poor road conditions.
  • Chemical Exposure: Workers in oilfields are often exposed to harmful chemicals. This exposure can lead to serious health issues like respiratory problems, skin diseases, or cancer without proper protection.
  • Falling Objects: Heavy equipment and machinery are frequently moved around in an oilfield. If not handled properly, these objects can fall, causing injuries or fatalities.
  • Confined Space Accidents: Many oilfield tasks require workers to enter confined spaces. These situations can lead to accidents in the absence of proper training and safety measures, such as suffocation.
  • Well Blowouts: A sudden release of oil or gas from a well under pressure. can cause devastating fires or explosions, resulting in potentially serious or fatal injuries..
  • Exposure to Extreme Weather: Oilfield workers often work in harsh weather conditions. Prolonged exposure to extreme heat or cold without proper protective gear can lead to health problems.
  • Overexertion and Fatigue: The physically demanding nature of oilfield work can lead to overexertion injuries. Fatigue can also lead to decreased alertness, increasing the risk of accidents.

Seek Legal Help for Legal Claims & Lawsuits

In the event of an oilfield accident that you suspect may have been caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of others, it is highly recommended that you seek trusted legal guidance. You may be entitled to damages beyond workers’ compensation, including pain and suffering, loss of earning capacity, and more. 

After thoroughly investigating a case, we can fight tenaciously for clients to seek justice in injury or wrongful death claims. Our firm can handle all aspects of your case while you focus on restoring your life. 

The Law Offices of Damon D. Kervin is available at (318) 269-7443 or contact us online for a case evaluation to learn more.

Why Choose Law Offices of Damon D. Kervin?

What Makes Us Different
  • We Bring More Than 20 Years of Experience to Our Legal Practice
  • There Are No Fees Unless We Recover Compensation for You
  • We Can Handle Your Case, So You Can Focus on Your Recovery

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