Hobbs Oilfield Accident Lawyers
The oil industry in West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico has been very beneficial to the people there, providing good paying stable jobs for many of the residents. However, working in an oilfield can also be incredibly dangerous and oilfield accidents do happen. When they do, the injuries sustained can be life altering and a family can lose a valuable source of income. It can be difficult to know where to turn to get compensation after a tragic accident.
At Stout & Stout Lawyers, we know the ins and outs of oilfield accidents, the challenges injury workers face, and the special circumstances that can occur with these types of cases. From filing worker’s compensation claims to personal injury cases we know how to get you the fair and just compensation you deserve for your injuries.
The first consultation for new clients is always free and we can go over the specifics of your case with you to determine who is at fault and what types of compensation you may be eligible for. We take cases on a no-fee basis, where you don’t pay us until we recover compensation in your case. If your loved one has been injured or killed in an oilfield accident, we can help. Let us put our years of knowledge to work for you. Contact Stout & Stout Lawyers today.
Types of Oilfield Cases
Oilfield cases can come in many forms and it takes knowledge of the industry and practices to know how to handle the many different types of accidents that can happen. From workplace accidents to faulty equipment, to OSHA violations, the at-fault party and the compensation a victim is eligible for may change.
Here are some of the types of oilfield cases we have handle here at Stout & Stout Lawyers:
- Oilfield accidents
- Gas leak injuries
- Chemical burn injuries
- Drilling rig accidents
- Explosion accidents
- Tank battery fires
- Oilfield negligence
- H2S leak accidents
- Workers Compensation claims
- Refinery accidents
- OSHA violations
- On-the-job accidents
- Truck accidents
We know how to navigate the different claims and can work with you through the entire process to gather evidence, secure testimony and hold accountable the parties responsible for your accident.
Ways to Claim Compensation
There are two ways that you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries depending on the nature of your accident. Stout & Stout Lawyers are prepared to help you in either situation.
For most on the job accidents the first thing to do is file a worker’s compensation claim. These claims typically cover medical expenses, including medications and may cover a portion of lost wages as well. If the injuries sustained leave you disabled or unable to work you may receive additional compensation.
Personal Injury Cases
If you were injured as a result of a third party, such as supplier accident or while on the premises of a different company, then you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim.
A personal injury case is different from a worker’s compensation claim in that you are suing the at-fault party for damages. The compensation you may receive can cover financial damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and legal fees, as well as non-economic damages such as mental anguish and pain and suffering.
Call Today for a Free Consultation
If you have been injured in an oilfield accident or in a collision with an oil company vehicle, you have legal options. Having a legal team on your side that knows how to handle these types of cases can make all the difference in the amount of compensation you receive. Contact Stout & Stout today for a free and confidential case evaluation.