Industrial Accidents

Industrial accidents are frequently catastrophic or fatal. The seriousness of the loss will require prompt investigative and expert analysis. In some cases, a graphic recreation is the best means available to explain exactly what happened.

This process is expensive and time intensive. But if the facts and circumstances require it, the Law Office of W. Brice Cottongame & Associates will provide graphic recreations of the event. The sooner we can get following such an occurrence, the better the quality of the graphic product.

Oil & Gas Industry Accidents and Injuries

Texas ranks number one for the highest numbers of oil and gas extraction occupational fatalities (38%). The United States had 2,554 significant oil and gas pipeline accidents, from 2000 to 2009, that caused 161 deaths and 576 injuries.

Those who work in the oil and gas industry in Texas are exposed to dangerous work conditions each and every day. Sadly, in many cases of serious bodily injury or even wrongful death, the worker will have little recourse other than Workers Compensation benefits.

Examples of Oil & Gas Accidents and Injuries:

  • Burn Injuries
  • Cuts and Lacerations
  • Crush Injuries
  • “Struck By” Accidents
  • Explosions
  • Service Truck Wrecks

If you or a loved one has been injured working in the oil and gas industry, Fort Worth attorney Brice Cottongame will take the time needed to discuss your potential case with you.

Oil/Gas Production Explosions and Injuries

The oil and gas fields of Texas can be a dangerous place to earn a living. The Oil and Gas Industry in Texas is currently going through a boom period. Drilling in West Texas and the Barnett Shale has created a demand for skilled and experienced oil field workers. However, frequently the demand for these positions surpasses the supply of qualified employees.

Some companies cut corners. All too often the focus on the safety of the oil field worker is lost in the process of the demand to increase production and revenue. Injuries occur. Sometimes catastrophic events leave families decimated. When the safety of the oil field worker and the public takes second chair to the revenue of the company, bad things can happen to good people.

When these events happen to your family, contact us immediately so that evidence can be preserved and your rights protected. While the family grieves or tends to the injured, the insurance companies are preparing their defense and looking for evidence to exonerate their insured from fault. It is of paramount importance that the family of the victim protect their rights with even more vigor. Call us immediately.

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