Bodily Injury (Broken Bones, TBI, Burns, Dismemberment, Spinal Cord Injury, Slip & Fall)

North Dakota gas and oil drilling accidents often result in serious bodily injury to workers. Some injuries make it impossible for oil field employees to return to work for months or years after the accident. If you have sustained a serious bodily injury in a North Dakota oil field accident, you deserve money for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages now and in the future. Hilliard Munoz Gonzales LLP, in conjunction with the Schafer Law Firm, are experienced at achieving successful results for gas and oil field accident victims who have suffered severe bodily injury. Common injuries in the oil drilling industry include:

  • Broken bones/fractures: Fractures and broken bones are painful injuries that may cause you significant loss of earnings. These types of injuries may require surgery and weeks or even months of rehabilitation, during which you are unable to return to work. Even a healed fracture may cause a permanent reduction in motor function.

  • Traumatic brain injuries: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when the head is struck by a sudden physical force in an oil field accident, either due to a fall, malfunctioning equipment or an explosion. Victims of TBI often suffer permanent and irreparable brain damage that limits their ability to perform routine tasks for the rest of their lives.

  • Burns: Burns sustained in gas and oil field explosions often require extensive periods of hospitalization, repeated skin graft surgeries, and leave workers with residual pain and permanent scarring for years after the accident.

  • Dismemberment: Workers who lose a an arm, leg, hand or or foot in an oil field accident will experience a diminished quality of life forever. Amputation requires invasive surgery, physical therapy, and expensive prosthetic devices just to be able to perform the most routine tasks.

  • Spinal cord injuries: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord that results in a loss of sensation and motor function. Some victims are rendered paraplegic or quadriplegic, permanently losing motor function of their limbs or extremities.

  • Slip and fall injuries: Even when workers are equipped with the proper footwear, safety equipment and training, slip and fall accidents are commonplace in the oil drilling industry. A slip and fall on a slippery work deck may lead to broken bones, neck or back injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and even death.

  • Fatal injuries: The most serious North Dakota oil field accidents result in death. A wrongful death lawsuit may be appropriate in cases in which the victim dies as a result of his or her injuries. The purpose of a wrongful death suit is to provide relief to family members who have been injured emotionally and financially as a result of a loved one's death.

Gas and oil accident cases are legally complex. You will greatly improve your chances of receiving a fair settlement if you seek the assistance of an attorney with experience litigating these types of cases. HMG and the Schafer Law Firm are relentless in the pursuit of justice on behalf of injured Bakken oil and gas field workers and their surviving family members. If you or someone you know has suffered an oil field injury anywhere in North Dakota, call the legal team of Hilliard Muñoz Gonzales LLP and the Schafer Law Firm, toll-free, at (800) 334-3298 for a free consultation. We handle all gas and oil field accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you won't pay a legal fee unless we recover money in your case.