Oil fields are dangerous places to work, and countless workers are injured each year.
Sometimes, the injuries are relatively minor, and the worker can be back on the job in a week or two. Other oil field workers, however, suffer devastating burns, fractures, amputations, or traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries. They may never work again.
At this moment of need, you should hire an experienced oil field injury lawyer in Odessa to help determine whether you can bring a lawsuit for compensation. The workers’ compensation system only provides a baseline of benefits, and many people need more compensation so that they do not lose their home or fall behind financially.
But how do you find an experienced lawyer who can help you with your case? Follow the steps below, and then reach out to an oil field injury lawyer at Tawney, Acosta & Chaparro P.C., today.
Find Oil Field Injury Attorneys with the Right Experience
Oil field injury cases are not like other personal injury disputes.
This is a unique industry, with specific safety requirements that your attorney should be aware of. In Odessa, oil and gas companies have a lot of power, and they hire large law firms to fight off every claim. The last thing you need is an attorney who has never sued one of these companies before. When you and your family need compensation, now is not the time for an inexperienced lawyer to learn on the job.
There are several ways to find an experienced oil field injury lawyer in Odessa:
- Ask another worker who has been injured who he met with.
- Do a basic internet search for “Odessa oil field injury attorney” and look through webpages. Lawyers should talk about their relevant experience.
- Ask the Texas Bar Association to give you a referral to one of their lawyers who practice in this area of law.
At Tawney, Acosta & Chaparro P.C., our oil field injury lawyers have handled multiple oil field injury cases and would be happy to meet with you.
Attend a Free Injury Consultation
The lawyer should be able to tell you a little bit about his or her experience. However, the real point of the consultation is to learn about the accident and how it unfolded. The lawyer can offer a preliminary opinion about whether you have a valid legal claim or whether more investigation is warranted.
You can also ask any questions you have during your initial meeting. Many of our clients want to know how we charge fees and how we keep them in the loop as their case advances. We encourage people who schedule a consultation to ask any question they want.
Hire an Attorney
You might meet with several lawyers for a consultation. Choose the one who you feel most comfortable with and confident in. Your lawyer can then begin getting to work right away on your case. For example, make sure your lawyer handles all communications between you and insurance companies. Don’t give a recorded statement to an insurer without a lawyer’s presence.
Contact Us Today for Assistance with Your Odessa Oil Field Case
Our law firm is well known in the Odessa community for our aggressive representation of injured oil field workers. Please contact us today to schedule a free consultation.