Lawsuit Filed for Oilfield Worker who Suffered Multiple Amputations

by | Jul 28, 2019 | Civil litigation, Personal Injury

Spagnoletti Law Firm recently filed suit on behalf of an oilfield worker who was severely injured during the course of his work.  The worker was injured at the Jambers fieldpad in Eagle Ford Shale.  As he performed his work, the Plaintiff attempted to latch the door on a blowout preventer at a land based oil rig. Due to defective hydraulics on the blowout preventer, the door slammed shut on his fingers. The Plaintiff lost multiple fingers, and has undergone substantial medical treatment which remains ongoing.  The lawsuit brings negligence claims against Murphy Oil Corporation and Murphy Exploration & Production Company.  The lawsuit alleges the Murphy Defendants were negligent in the following ways:

(A) Failing to provide a safe work place for Plaintiff, as a person of ordinary prudence would have, under the same or similar circumstances;
(B) Failing to properly train its employees at the site;
(C) Failing to provide proper equipment to perform the job;
(D) Failing to oversee the operations and work being performed;
(E) Failing to warn Plaintiff regarding the defective blowout preventer;
(F) Failure to take any means or precautions for the safety of the workers present, including plaintiff;
(G) Failure to provide adequate personnel for the job in question; and
(H) Failing to inspect, maintain, and/or repair the defective blowout preventer.

The Plaintiff is represented by firm attorneys Marcus Spagnoletti and Eric J. Rhine.

Spagnoletti Law Firm has attorneys licensed in Texas, Florida, and New York.  We have handled numerous cases involving complex litigation in both federal and state court across the country.  Our attorneys have extensive experience in litigation of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.  Our attorneys have the skills needed to aggressively represent the families of loved ones or those who have been seriously injured during an oilfield accident.

The experienced attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was seriously injured or died as a result of injuries on an oilfield worksite. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.