While all workers are subject to a certain amount of risk while on the
job, individuals in the gas, oil, and mining industries face certain workplace
hazards that other workers do not. Industrial plants and mines pose serious
dangerous to both employees and contractors due to the nature of the job,
frequent use of heavy machinery, and other factors. While certain laws
have been put in place in order to protect workers, accidents do still
occur. When these accidents are the result of negligence, employees and
their families have every right to hold the liable parties responsible.
At The Spence Law Firm, we have years of experience helping clients with
all types of workplace accidents, including oil, gas, and mining accidents.
Our team of trained trial lawyers will work to recover the full, fair
compensation you are owed and will pursue permanent changes to make workplaces
safer across the nation. If you need an oil, gas, or mining accident attorney
in Wyoming or throughout the nation, you can rely on us.
Schedule a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys today; call the
firm to get started.
Causes of Oil, Gas & Mining Accidents
Like any workplace, oil fields, mines, and gas plants pose certain dangers
for employees at these sites. However, because of the relatively dangerous
nature of these types of jobs, workers often face more severe injuries
and a higher risk of fatality than workers in other industries. Though
safety standards are set in place by OSHA in order to protect oil, gas,
and mine workers, these standards are not always followed. Negligence
on the part of the company owners, site managers, equipment manufacturers,
and others can lead to serious accidents, catastrophic injuries, and death.
Some common causes of oil, gas, and mining accidents that can be attributed
to negligence include:
- Improper or inadequate training
- Faulty or defective equipment
- Unsafe working conditions
- Failure to follow safety regulations
- Encouragement of unsafe practices
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
All too often, mining, oil, and gas companies put profits ahead of safety,
encouraging workers to take shortcuts that can result in disastrous consequences.
When this is the case, it's important that you have the help of a skilled
Wyoming oil, gas, and mining accident lawyer on your side who can stand
up to these large companies and corporations for you. At The Spence Law
Firm, we have been helping clients with industrial and work accident claims
for years, giving us the necessary experience, skills, and resources to
aggressively advocate for your rights.
How Our Firm Can Help
If you or a loved one has been harmed in an oil, gas, or mining accident,
you can trust The Spence Law Firm for top-rate representation and compassionate
guidance every step of the way.
We have helped individuals and their families with an array of oil, gas,
and mining accidents, including:
- A contract worker who suffered severe burns while cleaning at a gas refining plant
- The family members of a miner who was killed in the rail switching yard
at a trona mine
- The family of a drilling rig worker who was killed in an accident caused
by an intoxicated driller
Filing a claim after an oil, gas, or mining accident can be a lengthy and
complex process; our experienced attorneys know the process and can help
you complete the necessary steps in filing your claim. In every case,
we seek the maximum compensation you are owed as we fight for justice
on your behalf.
Need an oil, gas, or mining accident attorney in Wyoming or throughout
the U.S.? Contact The Spence Law Firm for a free consultation.