Injury & Accident Attorneys Serving Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman & All Of Oklahoma
Working in the oilfields of Oklahoma can be rewarding and well-paying work. However, it’s also a difficult and dangerous job in stressful, potentially deadly surroundings. Anyone who’s worked in the oilfields knows accidents can happen at any time.
Johnson & Biscone are the best oilfield injury attorneys in Oklahoma, and we’re here to help you. Call 405-232-6490for a free review of your case.
Types of Oilfield Accidents
Oilfield accidents can occur at any time, as working in these environments can be very dangerous. To that end, oilfield workers are susceptible to all sorts of different accidents and injuries, such as slips and falls.
Below are the different types of oilfield accidents and injuries that can occur:
- Chemical exposure
- Equipment malfunctions
- Lack of equipment maintenance
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Negligence from supervisors or other workers
- Improper safety training
- Head trauma
- Spinal injuries
Any of these accidents can lead to wrongful death. We fully understand that losing a family member is very devastating. If you lose a loved one due to a wrongful death, you will be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at Johnson & Biscone will spare no expense to ensure you win your case.
Am I Entitled to Compensation for My Oilfield Injury?
If you were injured while working in an oilfield and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation from your employer or a third party. Worker’s compensation is a type of insurance that allows employees to receive payment after a traumatic event, such as sustaining an injury or becoming ill as a result of their job.
To receive worker’s compensation, you must first file a worker’s compensation claim with the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission within one year of the injury date. Through this claim, you need to specify what transpired during the event that led to your illness or injury. You must also show proof, such as providing a doctor’s note. Either your employer or a third party may approve this claim. Once approved, you will receive compensation.
The attorneys at Johnson & Biscone aggressively represent injured oilfield workers to help them get the compensation they deserve. We will thoroughly examine every detail and piece of evidence to build a solid case.
What If I Already Accepted Workers’ Comp?
If you’ve already accepted workers’ compensation for your injuries from your employer, you may still be able to recover more compensation from other parties responsible for the accident. For instance, manufacturing defects in parts or tools could entitle you to compensation from the manufacturer in addition to your workers’ comp. If the third-party refuses to pay, you can sue them regardless of whether you have already accepted the worker’s compensation. If this occurs, you can rely on the professionals at Johnson & Biscone to fully represent you in court.
Can I Represent Myself in Court?
Yes, you can represent yourself in court without the professional aid of a lawyer. However, not having a lawyer represent you can reduce your chances of winning your case. Compiling all the paperwork and contacting the necessary parties can be difficult on your own. Our attorneys are trained to handle these tasks and more to help make sure you receive your compensation.
How Do I Know if I Have an Oilfield Injury Case?
The only way to know for sure if you are entitled to compensation for your oilfield injuries is to contact an experienced lawyer. Johnson & Biscone, P.A. has worked with injured oilfield workers for years in Oklahoma and beyond. Contact us online for a free case evaluation. Remember, there’s no fee for our services unless we get money for you.
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