Oklahoma Oilfield Accidents
The oilfield is a dangerous place to work. Oilfield injuries are frequent in all phases of oil and gas well drilling. Injuries may occur during testing, completion, frac jobs, wireline operations and other oil well work over activities.Drilling for oil is dangerous work that requires the use of heavy equipment and high-speed machinery. Pressurizing the well, pipes and vessels, and the use of combustibles are also common in the work place. Sometimes oil companies put profits before safety. Ask anyone that works in the oilfield, on offshore oil rigs, on jack ups, or platforms, the oil drilling business is dangerous. Whether drilling wells, doing work-overs, or fracking, safety is always a concern.
Oilfield workers are often forced to work long periods of time without adequate rest, to take chances in the spirit of being a team player, to work with some workers that are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or to work beside oilfield workers that often take short cuts and ignore established safety standards in order to keep the drilling rig operating at a fast, high profit rate. Another area for concern is the hiring of green or inexperienced workers that have not been properly trained, and subjecting them to dangerous conditions that can injure themselves or endanger others. Hiring and working oilfield workers that are not skilled at a fast pace is a recipe for disaster, serious injuries and even death.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a oilfield accident, then you may have the right to file a legal action. If you would like to have your case reviewed call us today at (405) 232-HURT.