Oil Pipeline Blowouts
San Antonio Oil Field Accidents Attorney
With the current downshift in the price of crude oil, many west Texas oil
companies are looking for ways to cut down on cost of production. For
some, that includes looking the other way when it comes to proper maintenance
and employee safety trainings. If there are OSHA violations occurring
on the drill site, employees could be in danger of oil field injuries
as a result of
fires and explosions, or pipe blowouts.
At The Law Office of George P. Escobedo & Associates, we understand
how disastrous pipe blowout accidents can be for the oil field workers
involved. If you’ve been injured by the negligence of your employer, our
San Antonio workers’ compensation attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Schedule your free consultation today – call us 210.807.3178
Common Pipeline Blow Out Injuries
Pipeline blowouts are extremely dangerous because they can lead to fires
and explosions. Pipeline blowouts can happen at the drill in an oil field
or at sea at the oil rig. Most drills have blowout preventers built into
them, but a blowout can still occur. The most common well blowouts occur
today when the pressure build up is higher than the blowout preventers
If the preventers fail, oil or gas is ejected from the well along with
mud, stones and sand. If any of the stones rub together during the blowout,
they could spark an explosion. That explosion could send hundreds of tiny
rocks flying in all directions like shrapnel from a bomb, resulting in
Some of the most common injuries sustained by oil rig workers:
Many oil field workers are not aware they have a right to be compensated
after they’ve sustained an injury on the job. If you’ve recently
been involved in an
oil field accident, you may want to file a workers’ compensation claim.
Taking on the insurance company of a big oil corporation can be scary and
San Antonio oil field accident lawyers are here to help you. We conduct extensive investigations into your employer
to look for any and all possible incidents of negligence that could have
caused the accident you were injured in.
Ready to start the process? – get a free consultation.