Posted by: Kemmy Law Firm
The Permian Basin oil industry can be a dangerous place. Work injuries are not uncommon, and often workers’ compensation claims or third party claims are necessary to cover medical bills, lost wages, and more. However, employers can reduce the chance of serious injuries with proper safety training.
If you do sustain oil field injuries, contact the attorneys at Kemmy Law Firm. With over 50 years of experience and millions recovered, we will guide you through a claim and help you get your life back on track.
With offices in San Antonio, Midland-Odessa, and Hobbs, NM, we serve the entire Permian Basin region. Let us listen to your story and give you a realistic assessment. Call (210) 735-2233 today. There’s no risk in calling because we offer free initial consults, and are only paid when you recover compensation
The oil and gas industry requires working with chemicals in often dangerous locations. This creates various hazards.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), some of the most dangerous situations for oil and gas workers include:
OSHA and many employers in the Permian Basin oil and gas industry require training for employees in these areas.
Because OSHA works to prevent dangerous situations in the oil and gas industry, they also publish many training pages and safety information kits for employers to provide for their employees. Some of those include:
In addition to the training offered by OSHA, the agency publishes standards that require employers to properly train employees in specific areas. Some of these safety topics include:
If you are injured while on the job, in an oil and gas field, it could be your employer’s fault if they were negligent in providing proper training.
In most work injury situations, you can file a workers’ compensation claim. However, if they failed to meet OSHA guidelines or you’re in a state like Texas that does not require workers’ comp coverage, then you may have additional options, like a third party claim.
OSHA also imposes fines on employers who fail to provide proper training and safety equipment.
The Kemmy Law Firm serves injury victims and their families throughout the Permian Basin. With over 50 years of combined legal experience and millions recovered for our clients, let us handle every part of your work injury claim and get what you are entitled to under the law.
Get a free consultation. We do not charge up-front fees, and you owe nothing unless you recover compensation.
When you work with us at Kemmy Law Firm, you are working with a family run firm with more than 50 years of combined experience. We are dedicated and successful trial attorneys practicing in West TX, Hobbs, NM, Midland-Odessa, and across the Permian Basin. Our team handles everything from catastrophic injury claims to complex business matters. We are here to fight for you. We dedicate our time and attention to your case and use every resource available to maximize your claim and obtain the best possible outcome.