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Oilfield Injury Attorneys

There are numerous injuries and fatalities in the oilfield each year. Our law firm has handled numerous significant West Texas and Eastern New Mexico oilfield cases.

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Oilfield Injuries

Oilfield injury litigation is extremely complex, requiring specialized knowledge about the industry, equipment, personnel roles, company roles, and more. Our years of experience on numerous oilfield cases gives us the advantage when handling new oilfield cases. We know the relationships between the different parties that are present at a site. We understand the terminology and jargon specific to that industry. Most of all, we can rely on past cases to identify where problems are likely to occur and where to begin looking for answers. We can hit the ground running when hired on an oilfield case.

Our attorneys have handled various cases, including cases involving defective equipment, a case where mis-matched threads on a well head assembly that caused a pipe failure, a head-injury case where a casing came loose during casing operations, a case where drilling pipe was being stacked on the rig floor and crushed an oilfield worker, and a case where the wrong blow-out preventer was used leading to a fire at the well-head severely burning our client. We have the expertise and resources to aggressively represent cases.

There are often multiple parties in an oilfield location where an accident occurred. The company man, the drilling crew, a casing crew, wireline services, and roustabout crews might all be on one location. When an accident occurs, it is critical to determine the role each party played in the accident, and important to understand the legal relationships between the parties. There are often master service agreements that govern liability and insurance requirements. You need a lawyer who has experience dealing with complex, multi-party, oilfield litigation. We have that experience.

We have successfully prosecuted many oil field accident cases. To read the stories behind some of our past settlement and verdicts, go to our proven results page, including $3.89 million net-to-client for a gas pipeline explosion burn case, $2.5 million net-to-client for an oilfield spill chemical burn, $2.26 million net-to-client in an oilfield explosion head injury and $1.9 million net-to-client for a gas plant explosion death case.

*All Amounts listed are Net to Clients. Results obtained depend on the facts of each case.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident regardless of where you live, we will be happy to evaluate your potential case through a free consultation.

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Past Success

*All Amounts listed are net-to-clients. Results obtained depend on the facts of each case.

Toggle Modal all oilfield-injuries wrongful-death workplace-accidents
10 million
Oilfield Explosion | Drowning Wrongful DeathOur client was working in eastern New Mexico in a shallow pit in the ground with another worker to cut…
Toggle Modal all brain-injuries oilfield-injuries workplace-accidents
4 million
Oilfield | Brain InjuryOur 26-year-old client sustained a traumatic brain injury when a valve exploded, striking him in the head, at an oil…
Toggle Modal all oilfield-injuries burn-injuries workplace-accidents
4.5 million
Oilfield | Burn InjuryOur client was working as a welder on an oilfield gas pipeline collection system in Texas. The welding company he…
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Our Team is Here to Help

Below is a list of some of the most-frequently-asked questions by our clients and prospective clients. If you still have any questions, feel free to contact us.

  • Why should I hire an attorney?

    Potential defendants are usually covered by insurance. The insurance companies are notified immediately when an accident occurs, and they usually hire attorneys and expert witnesses to investigate the claim. It is important that witnesses be interviewed as soon as possible and evidence be preserved. Witnesses will often be more difficult to locate or will have a poor memory if they are interviewed much later after the accident has occurred. Evidence such as machinery parts or skid marks on the highway will disappear unless preserved quickly. Insurance companies have insurance adjusters who will contact you and try to be friendly. You should not trust the statements that insurance adjusters make to you. They are not working for you and will sometimes make misleading statements in an effort to trick you into resolving your case. Insurance adjusters also might record your conversations with them and use your statements against you in order to try to save money for the insurance companies.

    The main thing we try to impress upon people is that it’s never too early to talk to an attorney, and it’s always too late. By that we mean that speaking with an attorney very soon after a crash or other accident in no way will harm you. Along the same lines, the longer you try to handle a claim on your own or delay hiring competent counsel, irreparable damage can be done in the form of recorded statements given to the insurance companies and evidence not being preserved. There is no risk or fee for speaking with an attorney and arranging an initial consultation.

  • How and when do I pay for a personal injury attorney?

    Most personal injury attorneys work on what is called a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay the attorney only if and when the attorney has successfully made a recovery in your case, either by settlement or by winning a jury trial. Our philosophy is that clients have enough to worry about, so clients at Glasheen, Valles & Inderman never pay us a dime out of their pockets directly; when you’re case is finished, the insurance company sends a check to our law firm, we take our percentage fee from that check, and send the remainder to the client.

    In the rare event we are unable to make a recovery on your case, you still don’t pay us a dime, and that even includes case costs, court costs, expert fees, and any advances. There is truly zero risk in hiring a personal injury law firm like Glasheen, Valles & Inderman.

  • What is my claim worth?

    Personal injury claims are usually resolved by either settlement or by a jury. When a case is settled, it is the client’s decision of whether or not to accept a settlement offer. The lawyer will advise the client as to the potential value of the claim. Lawyers evaluate the potential value of a claim by predicting what a jury would do based on experience with similar claims.A jury can consider all sorts of damages in a personal injury case including medical expenses in the past and in the future, loss of earnings in the past and in the future as a result of the injury, physical pain and mental anguish in the past and in the future, compensation for impairment – that is loss of use, and disfigurement damages. The jury has discretion in awarding the sums. We can give you advice on the value of your claim based on our experience with some of our claims and similar jury results.

  • Will my case go to trial?

    Whether a case goes to trial depends on dozens of factors, including your damages, the amount of insurance available, and the circumstances of the case. However, generally speaking, approximately 98% of personal injury cases settle without going to trial.

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