One of the Nation’s Premier
Workplace Injury Lawyers
Suffering from a severe burn injury during dangerous work on a Texas oil rig or natural gas site can cause excruciating pain, disfigurement, emotional trauma and permanent, life-changing, career-ending disability.
The economic aftermath of such a setback is equally disturbing, draining a family’s finances and morale quickly, and potentially requiring years of long-term care and expensive therapy.
If the burns you suffered in a Texas workplace accident in the oil or natural gas industries have not been acknowledged by your employer or its insurer, experienced Houston attorney Thomas Barnes can help.
As founder of the Barnes Law Firm, LLP, Mr. Barnes brings 20 years of workplace accident and personal injury experience in and out of court, successfully and aggressively advocating for injured workers just like you.
Oil rig, refinery, offshore and natural gas workers face extremely hazardous working conditions every day. Roughnecks work long hours and often struggle to stay awake, making them vulnerable to errors and accidents. Basic safety precautions are often overlooked by employers, contractors and subcontractors — to the detriment of loyal, hardworking employees.
At Barnes Law Firm, Thomas Barnes represents Texas workers who are hurt in the course of drilling operations, oil or natural gas explosions while working on a pipeline, and victims of any serious accident occurring at an oil field.
You can be injured due to unsafe conditions or malfunctioning equipment, and are therefore entitled to compensation for injuries. Your oil field injury claim could implicate a subcontractor, government entity, equipment manufacturer or third party. Barnes Law Firm is here to help you make a claim for medical expenses, lost wages, future earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
An oil rig, natural gas drilling site or construction accident can also result in death due to heavy machinery accidents, crushing accidents, falling from great heights, exposure to toxic chemicals, explosive chemicals, or electricity hazards. Thomas Barnes can promptly investigate the causes of an accident that proved fatal to workers or bystanders by preserving evidence and identifying negligent parties in the event you decide to pursue a wrongful death legal action.
Dangerous drilling and pipeline work has become a way of life in Texas. When these jobs result in injury to you or the death of a loved one, Houston oil rig accident attorney Thomas Barnes can help.
Barnes Law Firm works strictly on a contingent fee basis and advances all upfront costs of a case including the investigation, case development, litigation, expert witnesses and court costs. Those expenses, in addition to our fee, are deducted from the ultimate recovery. And if we are not successful in a recovery in your case, we absorb all costs and charge no fee.