Oklahoma is oil country — an industry of hard-working folks who do the right thing. It’s also an industry that simply is dangerous because workers deal with industrial equipment that can weigh thousands of pounds in a constantly moving environment. Injuries and even fatalities can occur due to heavy equipment failures, poor training, improperly using machinery, failure of safeguards and human error. When this happens, worker’s compensation benefits are your first line of defense. However, you may also be entitled to recover additional damages from someone other than your employer.
People can be hurt on the job due to the negligence of someone other than a co-worker. For instance, on an oil rig, there may be workers from several different companies on the job site at the same time. If you are injured due to the negligence of a worker from another company, you may be entitled to recover damages from the other company. Or, you may be injured due to a defective piece of equipment that makes the manufacturer of that product liable to you for damages.
Things are not always as easy as they seem when it comes to determining who you may be entitled to recover damages from due to a workplace injury. An experienced oild field accident attorney can help you identify those individuals or companies that are responsible for your injuries and help you collect fair compensation from them. The personal injury lawyers at Carr & Carr Attorneys can help make sure the responsible party does the the right thing.
Have you or someone you loved been injured in an oil field accident? If so, you should contact a lawyer at Carr & Carr Attorneys at 877-392-4878 or email today. With offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, our lawyers can assist you if you live in Oklahoma, while our Northwest Arkansas injury attorneys can assist you if you live near Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers or Bentonville or anywhere in Arkansas.