East Texas Oilfield Amputation Lawyer
Losing a limb on the job can result in a situation that calls for more than what work comp can provide. Find out if you have a personal injury claim by speaking with an East Texas oilfield amputation lawyer.
Suffering an amputation is one of the most devastating injuries oilfield field workers face. Losing a limb changes every aspect of your life, forcing you to adjust to a new way of living. And the possibility of losing the ability to both work and generate an income can affect your family’s wellbeing.
When you suffer an amputation due to the negligence of another while working on an oilfield, the financial repercussions can be overwhelming. Typically requiring long-term rehabilitation and medical care, losing a limb can be traumatizing and expensive.
After suffering time off from work and an endless mountain of medical bills, an East Texas oilfield amputation lawyer from Colley & Colley can help you recover the financial losses you have endured.
Causes of Oilfield Amputations
There is no doubt that working on an oilfield is risky, as it is known to be one of the most dangerous jobs in Texas. Like most victims of amputation, your injury most likely happened while at work.
Working with dangerous machinery is always hazardous and is a prevalent source of these injuries. With safety precautions in place, many amputation accidents can be avoided, but faulty machinery and negligent contractors sometimes cause workers to lose limbs.
Recovering Compensation for a Lost Limb
After suffering an amputation while at work, you may be wondering if there is any alternative to the partial settlement offered by workers compensation. Because workers compensation laws bar employees from suing their employers, typically your only option to collect damages from your employer is through workers compensation insurance—unless your company did not carry work comp insurance or you can prove that your employer intentionally set out to harm you.
However, there are some instances when you might be able to sue to collect damages, mostly when a third party caused your injuries. Situations where you can sue outside of work comp may include the following circumstances:
- When a third party contractor or subcontractor caused the accident
- When defective or malfunctioning machinery caused the accident, you can sue the manufacturer of the machine
- When an outside maintenance company failed to maintain or properly repair the machine that caused your amputation
It is important to note that work comp does not cover all of your lost wages and many other damages, especially non-economic losses. The compensation for a personal injury lawsuit can be much, much greater as it will be comprehensive. An East Texas oilfield amputation lawyer can investigate the accident and determine what your claim could be worth.
An East Texas Amputation Lawyer Is Here to Help
At Colley & Colley, we understand that losing a limb due to the negligence of another is a traumatizing experience for you—physically, emotionally, and financially. We are committed to aggressively recovering the compensation you deserve.
To learn more about how we can help you, call 1-877-411-2001 to set up a free, no-obligation case evaluation to discuss your claim with one of our attorneys. You can also contact us online through the form at the bottom of this page.