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Onshore Drilling Accidents – FAQ

Lafayette attorney and firm founder J. Minos Simon earned his reputation as a fighter for his clients. Today, his son, J. Quentin Simon, carries on that spirit. He is dedicated to providing the information you need so that you understand the true cost of your injury. He works with you at every step to protect your rights and pursue maximum compensation after your onshore drilling accident.

J. Minos Simon Law Firm is an established personal injury firm that’s been around for over 75 years. Call 337-294-8581 to schedule a free consultation with attorney Simon. Here are some common questions about onshore drilling accidents.

Do state or federal laws apply to a worker injured or killed on a land-based drilling rig?

In land-based rig accidents, the law of the state where the accident happened will prevail. Several factors can affect this, however. Some people are unaware that when a rig is attached to the seabed, that is considered land. This can affect the coverage you have and what type of case to pursue. This is why it is important to understand the scope of your case with the help of an attorney who handles offshore injury cases. 

Who could be liable for damages after an onshore oilfield worker is injured?

Liability means who is responsible. Liability is dependent on negligence. Negligence means which party is at fault. Either your employer or a third party could therefore be liable, depending on the situation and who was the negligent party. A personal injury attorney who handles drilling accident cases is best prepared to offer guidance. Attorney Simon represents many workers, including rig operators, pipefitters, foremen, maintenance supervisors, technicians and others.

How long does an onshore drilling accident case take to resolve?

It depends on the situation and whether it goes to court. It could take anywhere from several months to over a year. Attorney Simon can offer a better idea of the timeline to expect when you speak with him about the details of your case. This can be done during your free consultation.

How much could I recover in damages or compensation for my onshore drilling accident case?

Every case is different, as are the severity and types of injuries people suffer in these accidents. So the answer, then, depends on two things: the extent of your injuries and the types of treatments and medical care you require.

You may be able to receive compensation for medical treatment, current and future lost wages and future medical expenses and care. In some cases, it also makes sense to pursue compensation for your pain and suffering. If you lost a loved one in an accident, it may be possible to pursue a wrongful death claim.

Attorney J. Quentin Simon Will Answer All Your Questions

Have a question that was not addressed here? Schedule your free initial consultation with attorney Simon and get more information. He will give you the answers you need to understand what you need to do next and the best way to do it. Call the Lafayette office at 337-294-8581. You can also reach him at the firm via this online inquiry form.