Oil and gas injuries

Working in an oil field is one of the most dangerous jobs, and every possible protection must be put in place to ensure against an oil field injury or wrongful death. 

Unfortunately, when there is a serious or fatal injury on the job, oil companies will often blame the oil worker even though the company failed to provide a safe work environment.

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Have you sustained an oil field injury in the field or a refinery?

If so, then you are probably experiencing a tough time getting the adequate medical or financial compensation that you need from your employer.

Many oil companies will do just about anything to produce that next barrel of oil, so they often cut safety corners and can put an oil field worker in a dangerous situation.

When oil field workers receive improper training or poor supervision because the oil company places profits ahead of safety, accidents are sure to follow.

Bagby Law represents oil field workers and their families when these practices lead to serious injury or even death. Oil Field Attorney J. Thomas Bagby believes oil field workers deserve a safe working environment and will work hard to seek maximum compensation for any injuries you received due to an unsafe working environment.

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How We Can Help With Oilfield Injuries

We can help you seek appropriate worker’s compensation.

Workers compensation is expensive for employers. And, when an employee like yourself sustains an oilfield injury, the cost of worker’s compensation is driven up even higher. In an effort to keep costs down, the company may try to negotiate a deal with you outside of the insurance company. In addition to being wrong, you as the victim will not get fair compensation this way.

We Help You Get Proper Medical Care

Of course, when it comes to any injury, it’s not all about money. You’re also probably suffering from a lot of physical pain as a direct result of the oilfield injury. You may even have further health complications. The oil field injury lawyer that serves you will do everything in his power to get proper medical care and treatment for you. We believe in going above and beyond in serving our personal injury clients.

We Gather the Evidence Against Your Employer

When you contact Bagby Law we will immediately begin working to preserve all important case evidence including accident reports, witness statements, medical records and corporate documents in an effort to seek just compensation for all lost wages, medical care and related financial losses.

Help you get your medical bills paid.

We know unexpected bills are stressful. We will help you get them paid.

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Frequently asked questions

Why Do I Need an Injury Lawyer?

When an individual gets injured in an accident as a result of a negligent act, it falls on the negligent party’s insurance provider to determine to what extent they will cover the costs of any medical or injury related expenses.  From the time the insurance company is notified of a claim, they are building their case to pay you as little as possible. Every statement will be used to accomplish their goals. In order to avoid the serious threat of under-compensation for your injuries, it is essential that you hire a knowledgeable attorney that will fight to ensure all your needs, present and future, are addressed in your claim.

What exactly is negligence?

Negligence is one of the most important aspects of a personal injury case. In fact, it is what an entire claim is based on. Negligence is what causes the accident you were injured in in the first place. A person can be is negligent when he fails to act in a way that a reasonably careful person would act in the same situation.  In the legal field, proving negligence has four aspects. First, the individual accused of negligence must have owed the injured individual a duty of care. Second, they must have violated that duty. Third, that breach directly caused the injury. Fourth and finally, that the damage from the injury is provable. If all four elements are met, an individual may be accused of negligence.

What are the different types of damages that I can recover?

In a personal injury claim, the two most common forms of damages that you will be able to recover are called compensatory and punitive damages. Naturally, the type of damages that you can receive will depend entirely on the situation and the type of accident that you were injured in. Compensatory or actual damages are, as the name indicates, a payment made to compensate for the loss or damage that was suffered. If, for example, you were injured in a car accident and had to pay for a hospital stay and physical therapy as a result, you can be compensated for those payments. Punitive damages, on the other hand, are made in response to willful and wanton act. It is a punishment or deterrence to try to keep the individual or others from repeating the act. This payment will be made in addition to the compensatory damages. These types of damages are much more difficult to determine and can include fraud, malice, bad faith, recklessness, and wanton violence. This is a controversial topic in tort law and is often hard to nail down. In most cases, it will be difficult to receive punitive damages on top of actual damages as the attitude behind a particular action can be hard to prove. However, if you intend to seek such recompense, it is best to do so with the aid of an attorney who has experience with a wide range of personal injury suits.

What is the difference between Workers’ Compensation vs an injury lawsuit?

Workers’ compensation claims can only be filed against your employer and must have been injured while “on the job.”  Personal injury claims, however, can be filed against any negligent person, other than your employer.

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Why should you work with Bagby Law on your case? 

If we don’t win, you don’t pay.

When you hire Bagby Law, there is no charge for the firm's time unless your personal injury case is concluded successfully. While every case has its unique circumstances, our attorneys are confident that they have the skill and know-how to secure the compensation your injuries demand. With our firm you stand to lose nothing should our handling of your case not be successful.

We care; you aren’t just another case to us.

We care about our clients and work to get to know them. We want to advocate for your unique and specific circumstances when we fight your case. We want to help make sure you get better.

Honesty, hard work and expertise.

At Bagby Law, we pride ourselves in giving you the most honest appraisal of your situation to help you evaluate the risks and rewards of a case. We put in the work and money to develop and fight your case aggressively. We have spent tens of thousands of hours as trial attorneys fighting cases like these, and we bring that expertise to bear on your case. If we need the additional expertise of outside lawyers to help win your case, we bring them in to fight for you at no additional charge. This is our commitment to bringing you the best team to win your case.

We are a modern, technology-forward firm.

We embrace modern business practices, communication standards and technologies (hello text and zoom!) so we can move quickly on your case, unlike older, slower, more old-school firms.

With locations in Colorado and Texas, we're standing by to help you.

Serving Colorado Springs, Monument, Castle Rock, Pueblo, Trinidad and Fort Carson, San Antonio, and the surrounding areas

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