Category: Workers Compensation

Texans like to hear that there is a booming oil industry. It’s, of course, good for the state’s economy. However, it’s a different story when there is a boom in oilfield fatalities. In 2014, 142 U.S. oilfield employees died.  Seventy-one of those employees died in Texas. From 2010 to 2014, 270 of the 615 U.S. oilfield […]

Construction sites, industrial facilities, oil platforms and shipping centers make regular use of heavy equipment, and accidents are a real possibility if proper safety measures are not maintained. Workers must be thoroughly trained, machinery regularly inspected and safety procedures observed by management personnel. This sounds like a simple formula, but many worksites ignore them outright. […]

With so many risks in the petroleum industry, an oil rig injury is a common occurrence in the field. Some platforms are hundreds of miles away from shore, so any worker harmed in an accident may be hours away from medical care. Employers, therefore, must take safety seriously on platforms or their negligence can lead […]

If you or someone you love has been injured on the job, it would be a wise decision to consult a workers compensation attorney. This type of lawyer will have an astute understanding of the federal statutes that govern the requirements of employers to provide workers compensation insurance to their employees. These federal statutes were […]