Oil field jobs are some of Texas’s most easily available and highest paying jobs. This is largely because the work is both intense and dangerous. However, no matter how well oil field employers are compensating their employees, they are not excused from their duty to keep all workers on the job site safe.
While there are many types of oil field accidents, the majority fall into one of the following categories.
- Gas leaks
- Slips on slippery surfaces
- Falling objects
- Equipment failures
Of these accidents, the circumstances leading up to them are often similar. The employer, operator, or contractor has ignored safety precautions in a rush to meet unrealistic deadlines or put so much pressure on the workers that they feel forced to ignore safety precautions to get the job done on time.
After a worker or group of workers are injured, they may try to shift blame by saying the accident was caused by worker error. Determining the exact cause of an accident frequently requires experienced investigators. Black Law in Houston, Texas, is prepared to help local oil field workers find out if they are eligible to receive compensation for an accident. Contact the firm for a free consultation.