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The oil and gas industry offers oil workers unparalleled opportunities to earn a living and provide for their families. While there is plenty of work to be done in the oil fields in Austin and the surrounding areas, it is dangerous work. Austin oil and gas companies must take special precautions to ensure the safety of their workers.

When oil and gas companies do not put adequate training and safety measures in place, their employees in the field are at a high risk of suffering a serious injury. Tragically, deaths at oil field job sites are common. Oil and gas field services and drilling workers are killed on the job in Texas at a rate higher than any other profession.

If you or a loved one was injured in an oil field accident in Austin or the nearby areas, contact an experienced oil field accident attorney to discuss your rights. Graham Sutliff and Hank Stout are Austin attorneys who help local families deal with the aftermath of an oil field accident.

To discuss your oil field injury case, contact Sutliff & Stout today. We offer free and confidential consultations to all potential clients.

Austin Oil and Gas Field Accidents

Working in an oil refinery or gas field is one of the most dangerous jobs in Texas. Innocent oil and gas workers frequently suffer serious injuries due to the carelessness of oil and gas companies that put profits above people. Types of oil field and oil refinery injuries include:

  • Burn injuries, which can lead to permanent scarring and disfigurement;
  • Temporary loss of vision or permanent blindness;
  • Temporary loss of hearing or permanent deafness;
  • Nerve damage and nerve pain;
  • Paralysis;
  • Loss of limbs (or amputations);
  • Fall injuries; and
  • Crush injuries

If you were injured while working in an oil refinery or gas field, you may be entitled to recover money damages by filing a lawsuit against those responsible for your injuries. Possible defendants in an oil and gas accident lawsuit include your employer, your supervisors, and the oil and gas company who owns the site where you were working when the accident occurred.

Oil and Gas Wrongful Death Lawyers

If you lost a loved one as a result of an oil and gas industry accident, our Austin oil and gas accident attorneys may be able to help. By filing a wrongful death lawsuit, your family may be able to recover damages that take into account:

  • Medical and funeral expenses connected to your loved one’s death;
  • Loss of the victim’s expected earnings;
  • Loss of employee benefits, such as pension plans or medical coverage;
  • Loss of care and companionship from your loved one;
  • Your mental anguish or pain and suffering as a result of losing your loved one; and
  • Loss of an inheritance caused by your loved one’s untimely death.

Sutliff & Stout Represent Injured Oil and Gas Workers

If you are an oil and gas industry worker who was hurt on the job, contact us to discuss your rights. The experienced Austin oil and gas accident attorneys at Sutliff & Stout are dedicated to providing their clients with aggressive representation that yields results.

For a free and confidential consultation about your oil field injury, call 512-616-2222 or schedule a consultation with an attorney online