Like many industries, the oil business experiences ups and downs. Unfortunately, both situations create atmospheres conducive to accidents. When times are good, accidents occur because more people are working in hazardous areas. When times are lean, accidents occur because employers often skimp on necessary safety measures. Jon has significant experience handling cases involving oilfield accidents and is relentless in pursuing an outcome that will make you whole.
According to a February 2014 exposé in The Houston Chronicle,
Explosions can be caused by high levels of hydrogen sulfide. It should be noted whether:
These types of accidents are very similar to those experienced in work site and construction injuries. Some of the issues you can face in these types of cases are:
According to the website for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workers are primarily exposed to hydrogen sulfide by breathing it. “The effects depend on how much hydrogen sulfide you breathe and for how long. Exposure to very high concentrations can quickly lead to death.” Some symptoms of over-exposure include nausea, headaches, tearing of eyes, irritability and dizziness. If you think you’ve been exposed to high levels of hydrogen sulfide, ask yourself the following:
The steps necessary when pursuing a claim as a result of an accident involving vehicles owned and operated by oilfield companies and their employees are slightly different than those for regular car accidents. If the accident involves an oil company truck, issues such as driver’s logs, the amount of sleep a trucker had prior to the accident, cell phone use, driver inattention, maintenance of the tractor and trailer and use or non-use of over-sized load trailer vehicles are some of the issues specific to these types of accidents.
Jon conducts aggressive discovery to unearth every possible misstep the driver and his company committed that contributed to the wreck. This approach ensures that the most possible compensation available to you in the form of medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, physical impairment and disfigurement is recovered.