East Texas Oilfield Broken Bone Lawyer
Suffering a bone fracture or break while working in the oilfields can lead to a number of significant expenses and losses. Find out if you have grounds for a personal injury claim by speaking with an East Texas oilfield broken bone lawyer.
Working in the oilfields is dangerous and difficult. You work long and strenuous hours with risky and deadly equipment and are probably aware of the dangers that come with the job. Despite the care that you exhibit while working, oilfield accidents can occur that might have been prevented for a number of reasons—many of which are outside of your control.
Suffering a broken bone on the job can be a stressful experience. Your company might be telling you that workers compensation is your only option to collect payment. However, there are instances that can lead to compensation from other negligent parties. An East Texas oilfield broken bone lawyer from Colley & Colley can determine if you can collect monetary damages from other sources aside from workers compensation.
Your Bone Fracture Might Worth More Than You Think
Suffering a bone injury can be more detrimental than many people believe. Depending on the seriousness of the injury, a broken bone can lead to multiple surgeries, chronic pain, and the need for ongoing physical therapy.
The medical costs can be a never-ending financial burden for you and your family, especially if you are unable to work for an extended period of time—or indefinitely. Understanding the options available for recovering payment for the harm inflicted on you is important.
When Work Comp Is Not Your Only Option for a Bone Injury
Victims of oilfield injuries might believe that the only option for compensation is workers comp insurance. There are exceptions to this rule when other factors come into play that caused your broken bone or fracture.
A personal injury claim would allow you to collect far more comprehensive compensation and would be available in the following situations:
- If your injury was the result of negligence by a third party (someone other than your employer or direct-employee coworkers), you can sue that person or entity for damages.
- If defective or malfunctioning machinery or equipment caused your bone injury, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer of the product.
- If your employer intentionally and deliberately inflicted harm, you may be able to sue your employer through a personal injury claim.
- If your employer does not carry workers compensation insurance, you may be able to file a civil claim against your employer.
Work comp only covers your medical costs and a percentage of the lost wages you suffer. It’s important to get the answers you need to file any additional legal claims to compensate you for your bone fracture to the fullest extent.
Talk to an East Texas Oilfield Bone Fracture Lawyer
When your bone injury was caused at your oilfield jobsite, recovering the compensation you deserve for your lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and emotional distress is worth fighting for. Colley & Colley will protect your rights and help you receive the full monetary compensation you are rightfully entitled to.
Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced East Texas oilfield broken bone lawyer to discuss the specifics of your case and learn how we can help you recover from your injury. Call us at 1-877-411-2001 or fill out the contact form below. We are dedicated to seeking justice for you.