Oil and Gas Lawyers for Colorado & Wyoming
The oil and gas industry is experiencing tremendous growth in both Wyoming and Colorado as newer technologies, such as hydraulic fracturing (fracking), are becoming more and more prevalent. As the growth continues, so do the number of workers injured on the job.
The fatality rate for those employed in the oil and gas extraction industry is more than seven times higher than the rate for all U.S. workers. Those engaged in support activities relating to oil and gas industries account for the majority of these. Non-fatal accidents in the oil and gas extraction industry are estimated at about 1,400 while support activity related industries are estimated to be 8,500.
According the United States Department of Labor, the most common oil and gas industry accidents are:
- Vehicle accidents
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Equipment injuries
At Hoggatt Law, we are experienced with the intricacies of both oil and gas personal injury laws as well as oil and gas workers’ comp claims. Many of the accidents sustained in this industry, including fractures, burns, lacerations, and spinal cord injuries, have long recovery periods which require lengthy “days away from work” time.
Have you been injured in an oil or gas industry-related accident? Contact Hoggatt Law now and let our firm help you get the compensation you deserve.
News and statistics for injuries in the oil & gas industry: