Gas & Oil Explosions

North Dakota Oil Rig Accident Attorneys | N. Dakota Oil Field Injury Lawyers

Gas and oil explosions are some of the most deadly and devastating accidents that occur in North Dakota. Oil field accidents have become all too common in North Dakota, where oil and gas drilling are becoming more and more prevalent. Drilling for gas and oil is one of North Dakota's leading industries with 199 active drilling rigs throughout the state. The increase in gas and oil drilling, however, has also caused a corresponding increase in gas and oil field explosions. Every time a gas or oil well is drilled, highly volatile natural materials are driven to the surface, causing a risk of explosion – and with it a risk of catastrophic injury to workers. In addition, improper storage or handling of highly flammable materials at oil processing plants and refineries also increases the risk of deadly explosions.

Drilling well employees, roughnecks, and other oil field workers provide a valuable service that is essential to North Dakota's economy. When those workers are injured due to the negligence of drilling companies, they deserve compensation for their injuries and economic losses. All too often, explosions are caused by an oil company's negligent or reckless lack of regard for industry safety standards. Every day, oil companies allow drilling equipment to fall into disrepair, fail to provide workers with adequate safety training, and require already fatigued employees to work long hours, thereby increasing the chance of human error. Oil and gas companies need to be held accountable for these and other negligent practices in order to provide fair compensation to injury victims and prevent similar accidents in the future.

Victims of gas and oil explosions often suffer severe injuries that require long recovery periods and cause extreme pain and suffering, including:

  • Severe burns
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of vision or hearing
  • Dismemberment
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

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 injury in an oil field explosion 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.