The oilfield is a dangerous place to work. Drilling rigs, work-over and completion rigs, gas plants and compressor stations, hot oilers, oilfield trucking, roustabout and other oilfield services require the use of heavy and dangerous equipment. Their operation is carried out in an environment of highly explosive and dangerous chemicals and products. A safe workplace demands constant attention to the details of safety policy and procedure to prevent catastrophic oil field accidents.
3 Decades of Experience in Oilfield Accident Cases
Oil accidents and drilling rig accidents are often the result of others’ negligence or error. Increasing demand exerts more and more pressure for increased production and profits, which can lead in turn to inexcusable shortcuts, and disregard for oilfield accident-preventing safety measures. This high-pressure situation, combined with oilfield workers’ can-do attitude, creates an environment where serious injuries – even death – become more and more likely.
Over our 35 years of practice, Mouton & Mouton has developed an extensive working knowledge of all aspects of oil rig accidents, oil field accidents and their associated legal cases. We’ve handled numerous catastrophic injury and death cases, often resulting from blatantly wrongful activities leading to oilfield accidents. Our experienced in-house team of investigators, combined with an extensive network of oilfield accident experts will allow us to assist you in the following areas:
- Recovery of lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Punitive damages
Fighting for Your Rights in Oil Field Accidents Cases
Oil companies have virtually unlimited resources with which to fight oil rig accident claims. Typical workers’ compensation attorneys do not have the knowledge of maritime law, or the experience with litigating cases of oil field accidents necessary to fight these cases effectively. Mouton & Mouton has the access to industry insiders, the experience with complex legal issues, and most importantly the will to take the fight to big oil companies in order to protect your rights.
If you believe you’re entitled to compensation as a result of an oil rig accident or an oil field accident, fill out the form to the right, or give us a call to discuss your case.