San Antonio Oil Field Accident Lawyer
Recovering Compensation for Oil Field Accident Injuries
As early as possible after you or a loved one has been injured in an accident on an oil field, contact a San Antonio personal injury lawyer from our firm for an initial consultation, to discuss the incident. The Law Offices of David McQuade Leibowitz, P.C. has been representing the rights of accident victims since 1984, and our success is attributable to our work ethic and perseverance in every case we take on. Our goal is to help you recover the largest settlement possible, to compensate you for your medical bills, your lost income and your pain and suffering.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were nearly 600 oilfield workers who died on the job between 2000 and 2007. There were an additional 120 fatal work injuries that took place in 2008 in the oil and gas extraction industry. Texas is the leading state in our country for oil production and gas extraction, and as a result many of the injuries and deaths in this industry take place in Texas. There are several factors that account for the increasing rates of injury and death in oilfields, and one of the primary causes is a dramatic increase in the amount of drilling that takes place.
For example, the number of oil and gas jobs in Texas has been steadily increasing throughout the past decade and yet many of the workers who are joining this industry are inexperienced. An inexperienced workforce can bring about greater risk for injury and unsafe drilling methods, and many of these jobs have no entry level requirements or apprenticeship programs. Non-compliance with safety rules has also been a problem in this industry, and the oil and gas industry spends millions of dollars every year lobbying and using political efforts to reduce and eliminate safety restrictions and requirements.
Oil Drilling Sites in Texas
A San Antonio oilfield accident attorney from our firm can represent you in a claim for injuries occurring at drill sites throughout Texas. Please review the following information to learn more about the main drill sites in our state, and call our firm today for answers to any questions you may have.
This geological formation is comprised of sedimentary rocks of Mississippian age and is located underneath the city of Fort Worth. The future development of the Barnett Shale has been stunted by the fact that major portions of this field are in urban areas such as the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Eagle Ford Shale
Also known as the Eagle Ford Formation, this sedimentary rock formation lies in much of South and East Texas. It is one of the most active drilling sites for oil and gas in the United States, and produces rich oil and gas at a potential output of 420,000 barrels of oil a day.
The Haynesville Shale is the name of a rock formation that underlies large parts of northwest Louisiana, southwestern Arkansas, and East Texas. This formation contains vast quantities of recoverable natural gas known as shale gas, and in recent years it has become possible to extract this shale gas in an economic, cost-effective manner.
This shale formation was formed by the accumulation of sediment into a sea thousands of years ago. The Marcellus Shale, which is located primarily in New York, has been the cause of controversy because the process used could contaminate New York City's high-quality drinking water.
We have nearly six decades of combined experience, and have won substantial jury verdicts and settlements in the history of our region. Claiming damages from the large oil and gas drilling companies can be challenging, as they typically have powerful legal defense teams, but we are ready to take on your case, no matter how difficult. We fight for the victims of oil & gas explosions and other accidents, and believe that you deserve a dedicated advocate on your side during this difficult experience.
Representing Injured Oil Field Workers
Drilling rigs, gas pipelines and oil fields are notoriously dangerous places to work, and the employer has a duty to protect its workers from accidents which can result in serious injuries or death. Whether you have suffered a traumatic injury in an oil field explosion or if you have grounds for a
toxic tort lawsuit for exposure to
asbestos or chemical fumes, we will fight aggressively to help you recover the full amount you deserve, following our motto, "Leibowitz Never Quits!"
Contact a San Antonio oil field accident attorney
from our firm for experienced legal representation in your claim for compensation.