The Most Common Accidents on Oil Rigs Texas is one of the largest oil and gas industry states in the U.S. While careers in this industry can be lucrative, oil rigs and oilfields often endanger the individuals who work there. Between 2008 and 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration found 10,873 safety violations. 64% of those were diagnosed as “serious,” meaning they resulted in death or serious harm. There were also 552 accidents investigated by OSHA that resulted in the death of at least one person. OSHA leaders suspect that most oil field injuries are simply unreported. Risks include the potential for hazardous or defective equipment, poisonous gases onsite, and slip-and-falls. Workers who suffered injuries in the oil field might sustain spinal cord injuries, soft tissue injuries, broken bones, head injuries, and muscular contusions, among others. Any of these injuries can result in a significant amount of expensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. If you’ve been injured by an oil rig accident, a knowledgeable and experienced oil rig accident lawyer can assist you with every aspect of your claim. Our legal team can begin to gather your medical bills, medical records, and other documentation to submit a claim to the insurance company. We can then work to negotiate a good settlement offer on your behalf and, if necessary, file a lawsuit in the court system and help you litigate your claim to a proper conclusion.