Oil Field Accidents

Albuquerque, NM Oil Field Accident

Safeguarding the Rights of Oil Field Workers in New Mexico and Arizona

Oil field workers in New Mexico face a variety of risks every day. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), these dangers can range from vehicle accidents and explosions to fires and various mechanical or electrical hazards. OSHA mandates employers in the oil industry to develop and strictly follow safety procedures designed to protect their employees from these risks. However, there are times when these safety measures may be ignored or may not succeed, leading to severe injuries or even fatalities among oil field workers.

If you have suffered an injury due to a workplace mishap, you can trust our team to build a robust case and vigorously defend your rights. Call us today at (575) 214-3888 or reach out online to set up a consultation. 

Injuries Commonly Sustained in Oil Field Accidents

The oil industry is well known for its dangerous working conditions, leading to a wide variety of injuries. Understanding these risks empowers employees and employers alike to take preventive steps, fostering a safer workspace.

Here are some common injuries associated with oil field accidents:

  • Burns: The highly flammable materials used in oil extraction make fires and explosions common. These incidents can result in first to third-degree burns, causing scarring, disfigurement, or even permanent disability.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): Workers often face the risk of head injuries from falls, vehicle accidents, or heavy equipment impact. TBIs vary from mild concussions to severe brain damage, potentially causing long-lasting cognitive and neurological issues.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Accidents like falls or vehicle collisions can lead to spinal cord injuries. Depending on the severity, these could result in partial or complete paralysis, necessitating intensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Broken Bones and Fractures: The strenuous nature of oil field work and heavy machinery usage exposes workers to bone breaks and fractures risk. Depending on where the break was located and its severity, recovery could be prolonged and painful.
  • Amputations: Some accidents may result in limb loss due to crushing injuries or entanglement in machinery. Such life-altering events require extensive medical care, prosthetics, and rehabilitation.
  • Chemical Exposure: Oil industry workers frequently encounter hazardous chemicals, potentially causing respiratory problems, skin irritation, or long-term illnesses like cancer. Proper safety measures and protective gear are crucial to reduce chemical exposure risks.

Injuries from oil field accidents can lead to lasting health challenges. Employers must enforce stringent safety protocols to protect their employees, and workers should be proactive about their safety. If you or someone you know has been injured in an oil field accident, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney who can guide you through your case and help secure the compensation you deserve.

Experience Matters When the Stakes Are High

Choosing a reputable law firm for your Albuquerque oil field accident case is crucial. Attorney Zebas has over 23 years of experience. He has been a dedicated advocate for victims of oil field accidents throughout his career. No matter the magnitude of the case or the company implicated, the team at Zebas Law Firm, LLC, are committed to promoting workplace safety for all oil field workers and holding negligent employers accountable. We believe you should be safe at work, despite the intrinsic dangers associated with your profession.  

Our seasoned Albuquerque oil field accident attorney can provide services like:  

  • Gathering evidence from the accident to bolster your case.
  • Identifying relevant safety protocols and checking if the company managing the oil field complied with them.
  • Collaborating with medical experts to evaluate the severity of your injuries and estimate the damages to claim in your case.
  • Engaging in legal negotiations with insurance companies, employers, and other related parties.

A critical part of your oil field accident case is investigating the incident's circumstances and determining liability. Our attorney will work to demonstrate how your employer's gross negligence resulted in your injuries and work to ensure they are held accountable.

Additionally, other parties, like equipment manufacturers (in case their product defect caused an accident) or third parties like drivers or contractors (who might have caused crashes or fires on the job site), could potentially be held responsible for damages.

Claiming Compensation for Your Injuries

Compensation amounts for oil field accident victims vary, as each case is unique and depends on specific circumstances and needs. Our team has experience working with victims to create a compensation claim based on your situation and injuries.  

Your compensation claim can include funds to address losses such as:  

  • Medical expenses for therapies or treatments post-accident.
  • Costs for necessary prescriptions or medical equipment.
  • Lost wages due to injury.
  • Compensation for reduced quality of life.
  • Temporary or permanent disability benefits.

While no attorney can guarantee a fixed compensation amount, our lawyer is committed to fighting for you to get the financial support you need during this challenging time. 

Turn to Zebas Law Firm, LLC for Oil Field Accident Representation in Albuquerque, New Mexico

If you have been injured while working in an oil field in New Mexico, contact Zebas Law Firm, LLC, for reliable legal assistance. Partnering with us gives you direct access to our attorney's advice and support, ensuring you are not alone in this journey. You can trust our team to provide the dedicated legal representation you need to handle the complexities of an oil field accident claim and secure the compensation you deserve.  

Reach out to us today at (575) 214-3888 or online to schedule a consultation. 

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