Representing Injured Oil Field Workers Throughout the State of Texas

The Petroleum Industry employs approximately 516,000 workers throughout the United States. Oil field/platform work is considered one of the riskiest and most dangerous jobs in the world. The oil field workers’ job is to utilize oil pump equipment to pump oil from the ground and then deliver the crude oil to oil refineries to manufacture various petroleum-based products. Each oil rig in the field or on the water is manned and operated 24 hours a day.

The three primary jobs at an oil field or oil platform are:

  • Roustabouts
  • Derrick Operators
  • Service Unit Operators

Each job presents its own unique set of dangers and risks. However, the most common causes of injuries in the oilfield are:

  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Chemical or Fire Burns
  • Explosions
  • Drownings
  • Equipment Failure
  • Falling Objects
  • Struck by Object
  • Caught in Equipment or Material
  • Transportation Accidents
  • Overexertion
  • Heat Exhaustion
  • Lack of Adequate Training
  • Inadequate Medical Treatment
  • Weather-related Incidents

According to the United States Bureau of Labor, the most common types of injuries sustained by oil field workers are:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Full or Partial Amputations
  • Fractured Bones
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Burn Injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of Bodily Function
  • Paralysis
  • Accidental Death

If you sustained an injury or if your loved one was killed due to an oilfield-related accident, the Fulgham Hampton Law Group is ready to help you obtain the legal justice you deserve.

Compassionate, Trusted Legal Advocacy

Attorney Jeff Hampton is the founding member of the Fulgham Hampton Law Group. Attorney Hampton sought out a legal career in order to advocate for accident and injury victims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Hampton has been awarded with numerous accolades such as:

  • Awarded an inclusion to the “Top 100 Attorneys” list published by Fort Worth Magazine.
  • Named “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by The National Trial Lawyers
  • An Avvo rating of 10/10 based on past client reviews and reviews amongst the legal community.
  • Named “Top 40 Under 40” by The National Trial Lawyers has named him to both their list of the top 40 attorneys under 40 years of age in the nation

However, these are just a few of the accomplishments made by Attorney Jeff Hampton in his 14 years of experience and excellence. These awards are important when you are seeking qualified legal representation for an oil rig accident. These awards and accomplishments highlight Mr. Hampton’s competence and stellar reputation as these awards are “peer review based.” Peer review and ratings are decided by Mr. Hampton’s legal colleagues.

Damages You May Be Entitled to Recover for Your Injuries

The State of Texas allows those who have been injured due to the negligence of a corporation or an individual to collect monetary damages for expenses, pain and suffering and other damages related to the accident. When you have been injured due to the negligence actions of another in the state of Texas, you could receive compensation for past and future:

  • Physical pain
  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Mental anguish
  • Physical handicaps
  • Scaring or Disfigurement

Damages You May Be Entitled to Recover for Losing a Loved One

Texas law provides for legal remedies when a family loses a loved one due to the reckless or careless actions of another. In Texas, a surviving parent, spouse or child may be qualified to pursue a wrongful death action on behalf of their loved one. The total damages a family member may seek to recover will vary according to the facts of the case.

The Fulgham Hampton Law Group will aggressively advocate for you to recover monetary compensation for these losses you sustained:

  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Mental anguish
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of financial support

Survival Statute in Texas

Texas is one of many states that has a “survival statute.” A “survival statute” enables the family member to file a survival action. This survival action protects the right of the decedent to file a claim as if they had recovered from the accident.

Compensation for a survival action can include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Physical pain
  • Mental anguish
  • Funeral expenses

Call for Your Free, Compassionate Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one was injured or killed in an oil field accident, call the Fulgham Hampton Law Group in order to fully understand your legal rights and the options afforded to you under Texas law. The amount of time that you are qualified to collect money damages is short. Call Fulgham Hampton Law Group today at (817) 697-4400 for a complete discussion of your injury claim.