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The oil industry provides employees with opportunities to work and travel in exotic work locations. It also places them in very hazardous, and potentially life-threatening, environments.

The experienced Louisiana oil field accident attorneys of Lamothe Law Firm aggressively represent oil field accident victims.

Frank Lamothe recently presented a continuing legal education seminar to attorneys entitled, “Anatomy of an Oilfield High Pressure Gas Release Case” at the American Association for Justice Annual Convention in Montreal. Frank is also a member of the AAJ Gas Drilling/Fracking Litigation Group.

Lamothe Law Firm recently settled a catastrophic oil field accident case for more than $15 million.

TYPES OF OIL FIELD ACCIDENTS

Accidents can occur in an oil field in many ways:

• Fire and gas leak explosions
• Dangerous blowouts in drilling or workover operations
• Dangerous failures of heavy equipment and pipes
• Slips and falls
• Falling objects
• Exposures to toxic chemicals
• Oil truck accidents: Oil fields require a tremendous amount of material support that is trucked in to sites. This leads to heavy truck traffic and an increased number of accidents. Our lawyers represent both truck drivers and residents who are injured.
• Improper work procedures

Accidents in the oil field environment may result in tragic burn, head and brain or spinal cord injuries
With fracking, drilling and casing crews working on-site 24/7, the potential for an oil field accident can be high. Even with proper protocols in place, crews can be exposed to dangerous chemicals or fumes, have equipment fail or simply be injured in a trucking accident while working the job.

Toolpushers, drillers, derrickhands, motormen, leadhands and others who exert themselves in the oil fields and on oil rigs are constantly working on and around heavy machinery that can cause fatal or tragic accidents in the blink of an eye. Even catwalks can be dangerous areas where a roughneck can slip and fall or be trapped under loads, caught in an explosion or become seriously maimed if snarled in chains or cables

If you’ve been overexposed to dangerous chemicals, been in an oilfield accident or suffered an injury related to oilfield work, you should become informed on what your rights are.

Oilfield workers need to protect themselves from some of the dangers that come with a high-risk occupation.

Employers need to abide by OSHA regulations and other state and federal regulations to provide appropriate safety standards.

When these guidelines are not being met, you may be in danger of an oilfield injury or accident.

If you’ve been overexposed to dangerous chemicals, been in an oilfield accident or suffered an injury related to oilfield work, you should become informed on what your rights are.

Oilfield workers need to protect themselves from some of the dangers that come with a high-risk occupation.

Employers need to abide by OSHA regulations and other state and federal regulations to provide appropriate safety standards.

When these guidelines are not being met, you may be in danger of an oilfield injury or accident.

Representing Injured Workers and Area Residents

There is no room for negligence at an oil and gas drilling site. The work involves heavy equipment, explosive gases, a fast pace of work. A single safety lapse can result in devastating injury or death.

Our lawyers understand the challenges you face after an accident at work. While workers’ compensation pays benefits regardless of who was at fault, those benefits are limited and will not cover everything you have lost. You may be entitled to additional compensation if a third party (someone other than your employer) was at fault for your injury.

Examples of third parties include contractors, suppliers and equipment manufacturers. Our lawyers will carefully review the circumstances of the accident and explain your legal options. If your employer does not subscribe to workers’ compensation, we can file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer.

In addition to injured workers, our law firm represents family members of those who die in oil field accidents.

Workers’ compensation will not go far in meeting your family’s financial needs following the death of a breadwinner. Our lawyers will help you deal with the legal and financial issues you face so you can concentrate on your family.

At Lamothe Law Firm, our oil field accident attorneys recognize the financial challenges that a work-related injury causes.
We pursue compensation over and above what might be provided by workers’ compensation benefits.

Call Lamothe Law firm today at 504-704-1414
to consult with a qualified personal injury attorney about your case and the compensation you deserve.

Frank Lamothe has been consistently recognized as one of the leading trial attorneys in Louisiana and the nation.

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in Super Lawyers
  • Invited member, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Invited member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member, The Litigation Counsel of America
  • Member, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • Listed as Nation’s Top 1% by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Lamothe Law Firm has won national accolades as well.

  • Best Law Firms – U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

Leading attorney Frank Lamothe is listed in every edition for past 30 years for Personal Injury.

Lamothe Law Firm selected as one of the Best Law Firms – Personal Injury.

Frank Lamothe has received a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent ranking for the past 35 years, which is the best possible rating, given by other attorneys.

Frank Lamothe is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, available to top trial attorneys in the country by invitation-only.

Rated by New Orleans Magazine as one of the Top Lawyers in the city.

Awarded to the top 5% of personal injury lawyers in Louisiana, Frank Lamothe has received this honor every year since 2007.

National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top One Percent in the Country

Top Trial Lawyers in America – For attorneys who have recovered millions of dollars for their clients. Fewer than 1% of lawyers are members.

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, Frank Lamothe, member by invitation-only.

New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law winner based on professional & community involvement and achievements – 2014 and 2015, Frank Lamothe.

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