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What to Do After an Oilfield Injury?



If you or a loved one has suffered an injury while working in an oilfield, your first step may be to hire an attorney. While there are other important steps to take, hiring a lawyer will provide guidance and ensure that your rights are safe.


How Can a Lawyer Help After an Oilfield Injury?


Texas leads the nation in oilfield fatalities, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). New Mexico ranks fourth. If you have suffered an oilfield injury in either of these states, or lost a loved one to an oilfield injury, our team can assist you.


An attorney from our firm will:


  • Investigate the cause of your oilfield accident: Whether you fell, suffered burns, or experienced another type of accident, we will gather all relevant facts.

  • Preserve useful evidence: Our team will work quickly to gather and preserve evidence. We may obtain the incident report from your accident, speak with witnesses, and hire experts to shed light on the cause of your injuries.

  • Provide a legal strategy: Whether we decide to file a workers’ compensation claim, lawsuit, or other type of action, we’ll explain why we’ve chosen the path that we choose.

  • Defend your rights: Simply saying the wrong word can derail a claim or lawsuit. We’ll protect you from those who might twist your words, intimidate you, or undermine your claim in other ways.


We will negotiate for the compensation you deserve. Our team never backs down from heavyweight defendants, so you can know your case is in capable hands.


Who Is Liable for My Oilfield Injury?


The circumstances of your case will help us determine liability. Your employer, an equipment manufacturer, or other parties may be liable for your damages. The liable party may also help us identify the right legal strategy—if a third party is liable, we may sue. If your employer is liable, we may advise filing a workers’ compensation claim.


What Damages Can I Receive Compensation For?


We will seek appropriate compensation based on your damages, which may include:


  • Medical expenses

  • Lost income

  • Lost earning power

  • Pain and suffering

  • Property damage

  • Treatment for psychological and emotional trauma

  • Disability

  • Wrongful death


If your loved one passed away because of their oilfield accident, we can pursue a wrongful death action for you. We may seek coverage for your pain and suffering, lost financial support, funeral expenses, loss of companionship, lost parental guidance, and other recoverable damages.


While a lawsuit or claim can’t bring back a deceased loved one or heal your injuries, it can provide much-needed financial support in your time of need.

Contact Salam & Associates for a Free Consultation


Our attorneys are licensed to help oilfield injury victims in Texas, New Mexico, Michigan, and Washington, D.C. Don’t hesitate to contact us, as the sooner you call, the sooner we may begin seeking compensation for you.


Call our team today at 866-640-8998 for a FREE consultation. You may also contact us online at www.salampc.com or [email protected].

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