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Employment in the oil and gas industry is very appealing because of the high pay the sector offers. Because of this, and the increasing market demand, the number of oil workers has grown steadily during the last decade. Unfortunately, oil fields are dangerous places. According to the CDC, the fatality rate for U.S. oil and gas workers is about seven times the average for all occupations. According to an analysis performed by Houston Chronicle, between 2007 and 2011, more workers died due to a workplace accident in the oil and gas industry than in any other industry in Texas. High injury rates are seen in all sectors of the oil and gas industry, including drilling, production and transportation.

Injuries that are sustained in oil and gas field accidents are often much more severe than in other industry sectors, in many cases leading to lengthy recovery times. Therefore, if you work in the oil and gas industry, your employer should be taking steps to prevent these workplace accidents. If you’ve been injured while working in the oil field because of poor safety standards, unsafe working conditions or equipment failure, you should call an experienced personal injury trial attorney.

I was really lost concerning the legal process. Paul was very patient with me and answered all my questions. Thanks Paul for the great job. I might be a bit banged up but at least I am a lot richer now. Oh, also I had heard lawsuits take years. I had my money in less than 8 months. You can’t get a better lawyer.George Jr.

Oil field injuries are very serious and often cause long-term injuries or even death. Oil field injuries can be caused by:

  • Explosions
  • Chemical spills
  • Fires
  • Rig collapses
  • Equipment failures
  • Electrocution

If you’ve sustained injuries or have lost a loved one due to any type of oil rig accident, you deserve to receive compensation for your injuries. At Colley & Colley, LLP, we know the devastating consequences an oil rig accident can entail. Our firm is devoted to helping victims, who have sustained personal injuries due the negligence of their employer, retrieve compensation for their damages. Our legal experts have years of experience handling all types of work accident cases, including those of oil and gas workers.

If you choose Colley & Colley, LLP, we will approach your case in a number of ways. Our attorneys and legal staff will investigate your case to determine the negligent parties and rigorously document all the damages you have suffered. Not to mention, we will help you negotiate with the insurance companies to come to a satisfactory settlement. Your gratification is of utmost importance; after everything you have gone through, you deserve it. Therefore, if no settlement can be reached, we are fully prepared to go to court.

Contact the Austin oil and field rig accident attorneys at Colley & Colley, LLP today to schedule a free evaluation of your case.

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If you’ve been injured in an oil field accident, you should contact an attorney at Colley & Colley, LLP, today. Paul Colley Jr. and Susan J. Colley handle injury, negligence, wrongful death and other claims stemming from oil field injuries. Well-versed in the laws, regulations, and medical issues surrounding oil field injury cases, the attorneys at Colley & Colley, LLP, know exactly what it takes to get their clients the compensation they deserve.

Contact us today or fill out the contact form on the right side of the screen. We offer free consultations and take all of our personal injury cases on contingency, so you don’t pay anything unless we recover damages for you!

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