Corpus Christi Oilfield Explosion Attorney
Representing Victims of Oil & Gas Refinery Explosions on the Gulf Coast
In the oil industry, time is money and the quicker you move, the more money you make. This type of culture often unnecessarily puts safety as a low priority. Doing a job safely typically means taking your time—rushing takes a job that is already dangerous can increase that danger substantially. Unfortunately, this and other factors can lead to oilfield explosions and other dampers accidents.
The experienced Corpus Christi oilfield explosion lawyer at Elliott & Ritch can help you and your family receive compensation and treatment after an oilfield explosion or other serious accident. An explosion of any kind at a refinery or plant can be devastating to all involved. Often times, the families of workers are left to wonder what happened and why the tragedy occurred without receiving proper compensation or justice. Our mission is to put a stop to such practices by giving injured victims the support they need to recover and move on as much as possible.
Find out what you should do if you need to file an oilfield accident claim by calling our Corpus Christi based lawyers at (361) 733-3003. Se habla Español.
Injured While Working In The Oil Industry?
Oilfield employees face many dangers every day. Your employer has a responsibility to adhere to certain safety standards, though accidents still happen. Workers are often injured by cylinders that fail, fires or explosions, gas or chemical leaks, falls from heights because they had no tie-off points or harnesses, or improperly constructed scaffolding.
At Elliott & Ritch, we protect those injured in Corpus Christi oil field explosions and other accidents, helping you get the financial assistance you need to cover your medical bills and out of pocket expenses.
We represent every kind of accident injury that can happen while working in an oil field, including:
- Amputation/loss of limb
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Equipment failures
- Explosions and fires
- Head, neck, and spinal cord injuries
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Soft tissue injuries
- Toxic exposure to hazardous chemicals
- Trucking accidents
- Well blowouts
- Wrongful death
Many of these accidents and injuries may lead to long-term consequences. You may be required to take a temporary or permanent leave from work, for instance. We can help you not only process your workers' compensation claim for the injury itself but also guide you through the next steps when facing a longer-term disability.
In certain cases, there are third parties who are responsible for the incident and therefore workers’ compensation is not your only form of protection. Our attorney can help you determine which parties are at fault so you can receive just compensation from all liable entities for your injuries.
Make Sure You File Your Claim On Time
All workers' compensation claims, especially those relating to oilfield injuries, are subject to specific time constraints. Make sure you file your claim within the allotted amount of time to avoid rejection. If your claim is rejected, you might have to cover your own medical expenses.
Not sure how much time you have to file? Ask our experienced Corpus Christi oilfield injury lawyer to walk you through the process. The sooner you contact our firm, the sooner we can help you process that claim.