Why Choose Kemmy Law Firm?
You may recognize you need an oilfield injury lawyer right away. But who do you choose? Deciding the right firm for you is difficult, particularly when you are injured, dealing with medical providers, and worried about your family’s financial stability. We want to help make the choice easy for you.
Kemmy Law Firm has over 50 years of combined experience handling complex and contentious personal injury and wrongful death claims.
We understand the importance of:
- Conducting in-depth investigations;
- Conducting careful analyses of the evidence;
- Calculating damages while paying close attention to future medical needs, expenses, and lost wages;
- Hiring necessary medical, economic, vocational, accident reconstruction, and industry experts;
- Filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits;
- Aggressively negotiating fair settlements; and
- When necessary, taking oilfield accidents in Midland-Odessa and the Permian Basin to trial.
We have the resources, skills, and experience you need to go up against big oil companies and their insurers. We have never backed down from a fight, and we won’t start now. No matter how established the liable party, we are not afraid to demand that you be properly compensated for your injuries.
Another benefit of choosing Kemmy Law Firm is that we are a family-owned and -operated law firm. We treat every client like a relative, which means you are always treated with kindness, dignity, and respect. We are always here to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and explain your options. You won’t be left in the dark or made to feel like your time is not important.
We intentionally limit our caseload to ensure each case gets plenty of time and attention from our team. You can be confident you are receiving quality legal representation from the very beginning to the very end of your case.
Texas Oilfield Accidents
In recent years, the U.S. has shifted away from relying on foreign oil sources and has focused on extracting resources from our own soil. This has created a booming oil industry in West Texas throughout the Permian Basin.
The Permian Basin is now the second-most-producing oilfield in the world, and some industry leaders suspect its production will surpass the Ghawar field in Saudi Arabia. The growing production on the Permian Basin means a greater number of Texas and New Mexico residents are working in the oilfields, on oil rigs, in oil and gas transportation, and at other related facilities.
As the industry grows and the large, well-known oil companies make large investments in the Permian Basin, safety and health issues abound. There are more wells, more workers, and more work to be done. Workers need proper training, supervision, and well-maintained equipment. Without these resources, accidents will continue to occur.
In 2015, there were 63 fatalities across 977 average rigs, captured by NIOSH Fatalities in Oil and Gas Extraction (FOG). In 2016, there were 29 fatalities across 510 average rigs. The most fatalities during those two years were in Texas, where 45 fatalities occurred across an average of 334 rigs.
Transportation accidents also are becoming a greater concern to workers and locals. Large commercial trucks are constantly traveling to and from oilfields and refineries, significantly increasing traffic. Along with more traffic is a greater rate of serious and deadly truck accidents involving oil and gas workers and others.
Vehicle accidents were the most common fatal event type in 2015-16, according to FOG. Vehicle accidents led to 26 fatalities (28%).
Midland-Odessa Oilfield Accidents We Handle
Our firm has handled catastrophic injury cases for decades. Our wealth of experience enables us to carefully investigate oilfield accidents, identify the at-fault and liable parties, and vigorously pursue compensation for workers.
We recommend you call an oilfield injury attorney as soon as possible after:
- Truck accidents
- Other transportation accidents
- Heavy equipment and machinery accidents
- Equipment failure
- Natural gas explosions
- Fires and burn injuries
- Well blowouts
- Chemical and hazardous material exposure, such as H2S
- Fracking accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Falls from heights
- Struck by objects accidents
- Confined space collapse and other accidents
- Crush injuries
These accidents occur for a variety of reasons. Some may be the result of a careless coworker. Others may be the result of companies providing old, poorly maintained equipment or failing to provide appropriate safety gear. We also handle incidents caused by defective oilfield equipment.
Whatever your specific circumstances, it is important you work with an oilfield injury lawyer. The law and process surrounding oilfield accidents differ from other forms of personal injury law. If you hire an attorney with little-no-experience with the oil and gas industry, you may not have the strongest claim possible.