Federal and state governments have enacted laws that require all workplaces to maintain a safe working environment for their employees. When companies fail to adhere to these standards imposed by law, and you are hurt or a loved one dies in an explosion caused by negligence, then you should turn to an experienced explosion accident attorney or wrongful death lawyer here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm to help you begin the complicated litigation process. This may be the best way for you to start to recover money damages for your medical bills and pain and suffering.
Federal safety records show that 10 workers have died over the past decade at well sites linked to drilling contractor Patterson-UTI, the same driller involved in last week’s rig explosion in Oklahoma that killed five workers. An analysis of Occupational Safety and Health Administration data shows the previous accidents happened at drilling sites in Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Texas. The company also was fined nearly $367,000 over the past 10 years for more than 140 safety violations. Houston-based Patterson-UTI said in a statement it has embraced safety improvements and spent millions of dollars in recent years on worker training and protective equipment. Last week’s blast was the deadliest oil and gas industry accident since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion off the Louisiana coast that killed 11 workers.
Have you or a loved one of yours suffered serious injuries or died in an explosion? If so, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical and emotional injuries along with any outstanding medical expenses. The personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates have been recognized nationally for their decades of experience helping Massachusetts clients recover millions of dollars in damages. Call our expert explosion accident lawyer or our wrongful death attorney specialists by phone at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help. Your needs are our top priority!