There is an expanding need for the production of oil and gas throughout the U.S. which obviously means more companies are involved in drilling activities for the exploration of gas and oil. When oil and gas are discovered, pipelines are constructed to deliver the product to its destination. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has specific oil field guidelines in place to assist in protecting oil field pipeline employees from injuries and fatalities. However, in the effort to speed production, and meet tight deadlines, many oil field companies and their employees fail to comply with OSHA guidelines resulting in devastating, and sometimes fatal injuries to employees.
Pipeline Accident Injuries
Pipelines that are not properly constructed, and/or maintained, often result in serious blowout injuries that include:
- Extensive burns
- Loss of limbs
- Brain injuries
- Permanent disfiguration
These pipeline blowouts result in serious and devastating consequences for the injured and their families. If the injured employee survives, the burn injuries usually entail extensive and multiple surgeries for skin grafts and reconstruction surgeries that rarely restore the injured areas to the same condition prior to the explosion. Regardless, these injuries extract an emotional toll on the individuals and their families that is difficult, if not impossible, to calculate.
Due to our many years of experience in litigating these types of cases for our clients, Traynor Law Firm understands the importance of having an expert step in to pursue the compensation you and your family deserve for the injuries you received in a pipeline leak or blowout. We thoroughly investigate to build a strong case on behalf of you and your loved ones to determine what caused the accident resulting in your injuries. It is not uncommon for more than one party to be responsible, and can include the oil field company, government entities, as well as subcontractors, and third parties. We locate witnesses and obtain the services of expert witnesses who have vast experience in these types of cases.
In a majority of these cases, we also discover that these pipeline blowouts occurred due to insufficient employee training, poorly maintained equipment, and carelessness or neglect in operating equipment.
Traynor Law Firm will ensure the Best Representation
Regardless of the cause of your injuries received from a pipeline blowout, you and your family need the assurance that you will have an expert working on your behalf for the best representation available to ensure that you receive the compensation that is rightfully yours. Contact North Dakota Injury Lawyer today for a free consultation.