Workers in the oil and gas production and pipeline industries face dangers every day of their working lives. These occupational hazards include those posed by fire, heavy equipment, long hours on the road, and the unpredictable nature of weather and geology.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, from 2003 to 2010, the oil and gas industries had a fatality rate seven times greater than the U.S. workforce as a whole. These injuries are often attributable to the negligence of other contractors in the field, poor safety practices, and haphazard attention to detail. The types of injuries sustained include:
- Burn injuries;
- Spinal (neck and back) injuries;
- Broken bones and crush injuries;
- Traumatic brain injuries and concussions.
The lawyers at Goddard & Wagoner specialize in handling injury cases. While they now exclusively represent injury victims, they have experience in representing the gas companies and their insurers. They know the way these companies and their lawyers think and they know their tricks. Our lawyers will fight to maximize your compensation in an oil and gas field or pipeline injury. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury or death in the oil and gas industry, call or click for a free, no obligation consultation. We are available 24 hours a day and if you can’t come to us, we are happy to come to you.