Wrongful Death Claims and Oil Rig Explosions
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What damages can I seek if my loved one was killed in an oil rig accident in Texas?
In January, an oil rig explosion killed five workers in Oklahoma. Survivors reported hearing a loud boom and seeing
Oil Rig Accident Statistics
Oil is big business in Texas, and while working in the oil and gas industry can be profitable, it also comes with risks. Between the years 2003 and 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1,189 oil and gas extraction employees died while on the job. This equates to over 100 deaths per year. Some of the largest oil rig explosions have occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, including the Usumacinta Jack-up disaster and the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
While oil rig explosions garner the most national attention, there are several other types of accidents that injure and kill oil industry employees each year. The most common oil industry accident is in fact driving. Oil workers spend significant time on the highway and accidents often occur. Oil industry employees also face injuries or death due to
Wrongful Death Claims Against the Oil Company
Texas law allows the family members of those killed in an