Gas Drilling Accidents

The natural gas industry is one of the largest in Texas and the Gulf Coast. As the country’s population continues to grow, demand for oil and gas will only increase.

As a result, an industry already deeply embedded in the Texas economy will continue to gain prominence and employ more workers off the shores of Texas and throughout the Gulf of Mexico.

Given the growth of the gas industry, accidents are a regular concern. Companies in pursuit of higher profits may cut corners on machine upgrades or maintenance, and employees may be asked to regularly work overtime — which can create an unsafe work environment that lends itself to horrific Texas gas drilling accidents.

When you are the victim of a gas drilling accident, it is vital to consult with a team of skilled offshore injury lawyers as soon as possible. The Krist Law Firm, P.C. has a staff of dedicated attorneys with extensive experience handling offshore injury cases. If you or your loved one has sustained a serious injury while working in offshore natural gas drilling or exploration, contact us today at .

Common Houston Gas Drilling Accidents

The gas industry relies on massive technologically advanced pieces of equipment in remote locations and in dangerous circumstances. Given the size and complexity of gas drilling operations, accidents and serious injuries are a common risk.

A catastrophic gas drilling accident may be the result of a hydrocarbon spill or an unforeseen eruption of liquid or gaseous substances. Common gas drilling accidents can include:

  • Gas or oil explosions
  • Exposure to toxic fumes and vapors
  • Crush accidents due to falling or unsecured equipment
  • Electrical and chemical explosions
  • Drowning
  • Machinery malfunction

Common Gas Drilling Injuries in Texas

The injuries you suffer from a gas drilling accident or explosion can be extremely painful and require long-term treatment and recovery. Common injuries suffered aboard gas rigs include:

  • Devastating head or neck injuries
  • Mild, moderate, or severe brain injuries
  • Toxic poisoning or chemical inhalation
  • Hearing loss following explosions or after working without proper protective equipment
  • Chemical and heat-induced burns

These injuries can result in exorbitant medical costs and a long, difficult recovery. Nothing can truly make up for the effects, both physical and mental, of your injuries, but a professional Texas personal injury lawyer can explain the resources available for receiving proper compensation of your medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, and other damages.

What Damages Can Be Recovered By Victims of Texas Gas Drilling Injuries?

Injuries suffered at sea may be governed by a unique set of maritime and admiralty laws, which can make cases involving offshore drilling injuries complex. Employees working on floating vessels may be eligible for different forms of compensation than workers aboard oil rigs, fixed platforms, and oil and gas production facilities in Houston.

Federal and state laws exist to aid injured maritime workers and to make them whole after a serious accident. When severe injuries or even death are the result of negligence by an employer or third party, these laws may allow injured victims or their surviving families to obtain compensation for their losses.

Depending on the circumstances of your gas drilling injury, you may be able to obtain compensation for your past and future:

  • Medical costs
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Physical pain
  • Physical limitations
  • Mental anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

How Our Houston Maritime Injury Attorneys Can Help

At The Krist Law Firm, P.C., our team of Houston personal injury lawyers are equipped with the resources, proficiency, and experience to fight for justice and accountability in your maritime injury case. We will fully investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury, act quickly to obtain and preserve crucial evidence, and draw on decades of maritime injury experience to work to obtain the maximum compensation available to you.

We are proud of our work on maritime injury cases throughout Texas and representing people who have been injured in gas drilling accidents. If you suffered a gas drilling injury in Texas, it is important to work with lawyers with a long-standing track record of success. Contact The Krist Law Firm, P.C. to learn how we can help you.