Eagle Ford Shale Oil Drilling Injuries Attorney

Working in the oil and gas industry — from drilling and extraction to support services such as trucking — is a dangerous and sometimes even deadly occupation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported oil and gas extraction accidents cost the lives of 120 people in the United States in 2008. Specifically, the BLS stated that of accidental deaths in this industry, "[the] three most frequent fatal events in 2008 were transportation incidents (41 percent), contact with objects and equipment (25 percent), and fires and explosions (15 percent)." Forty-one fatality victims were Texans, more than any other state in the country.

If you sustained injuries — or lost a loved one — in an accident at an oil field, our lawyer at The Bates Law Firm has the experience and determination to help you recover compensation for your harm. As a board-certified specialist with more than 25 years' experience, Harry Bates focuses solely on personal injury law and assisting the injured in San Antonio and throughout South Texas. Devoting a significant portion of the law practice to handling Eagle Ford Shale oil drilling injuries, lawyer Harry S. Bates offers sophisticated legal skills as well as determination and a strong reputation in personal injury law in South Texas.

Types Of Drilling Accidents — Eagle Ford Shale Oil Drilling Injuries

There were 4,200 cases of injuries in workers involved in drilling oil and gas wells in 2007, according to the most recent data by the BLS. Many of these were contractors specializing in spudding in, drilling in, redrilling and directional drilling. Of fatal injuries, more than 40 percent involved truck accidents and 25 percent involved contact with objects and machinery such as crush accidents, amputations and slippery surfaces causing injuries by falls. Pipeline, platform and other fires and explosions caused 15 percent of all fatalities.

Meanwhile, it was in 2008 that the first successful oil well was drilled in the Eagle Ford Shale area of South Texas, according to a Forbes business commentator. Opportunities for oil drilling and gas extraction accidents in the region have increased accordingly. The Bates Law Firm is prepared to develop a strategy which may result in a fair settlement to help accident victims in Eagle Ford Shale after they have suffered oil drilling injuries.

Types Of Drilling Injuries

At The Bates Law Firm, our attorney has decades of experience providing compassionate representation to victims of Texas oilfield accidents involving serious or even deadly injury:

  • Burns, including electrical, fire and explosion and chemical burns
  • Toxic and chemical exposure
  • Crush injuries, including organ damage, nerve damage and loss of limbs
  • Shearing injuries, including amputations, serious lacerations and scarring and disfigurement
  • Head and traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord, neck and back injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Loss of senses, including sight, hearing and sensation
  • Wrongful death

Representing Victims Of Oil Drilling Accidents In The Eagle Ford Shale Region And Throughout South Texas

For help in developing a strategy which may result in a fair settlement after any kind of oil field accident, do not hesitate to contact us today.

At The Bates Law Firm, our primary goal is to build a strong case for you so you can fulfill your primary goal — successfully recovering from drilling injuries. For expert assistance with your personal injury case or workers' compensation claim, contact us online or call 210-226-3777, toll free at 877-716-3777 for a free initial consultation or 24/7 emergency assistance.