Las Cruces Oil Accident Attorney

Representing Workers Hurt in Oil Accidents in Las Cruces, HObbs, and Carlsbad, New Mexico 

At the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, we believe in doing things differently from most law firms. Did you know that personal injury law firms may charge between 33 1/3% and 50% of your settlement in contingency fees after your case is won? Imagine that you won $100,000 for an injury claim, only to find that you actually only got $67,000 or, worse yet, $50,000. Can you still even afford to recover comfortably at that point? Maybe not!
At the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, our personal injury attorney thinks the client who was injured should be the one who benefits the most from a winning claim. In order to keep things fair and keep our clients happy, we collect a contingency fee amount of just 25% when a case settles without a lawsuit being filed. The same $100,000 win mentioned before would equal a full $75,000 for our client,  in other words, when you pay less attorney fees, you get to keep more money in your pocket.  No Upfront Fees: We Only Get Paid If You Do!

Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz is dedicated to providing experienced representation to workers hurt in oil accidents in Doña Ana County, Mesilla Valley, Hobbs, Carlsbad, and across New Mexico. Our firm is committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve. 

Common Oil Worker Injuries

Oil workers play a crucial role in drilling for oil and gas, along with maintaining the machines and equipment. This job, however, can be extremely dangerous, and numerous risks can lead to injuries. In fact, oil workers are more likely to experience injuries on the job than workers in many other industries. 

Some of the most common oil workers sustain include:

  • Cuts
  • Falls
  • Burns
  • Fractures

Such injuries are not only painful, but they are also costly for both workers and employers. Oil companies must make worker safety a priority, taking the necessary precautions to protect their employees from harm.

At the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, PLLC, we understand that oil accidents can be traumatic and life-altering experiences. That’s why we are committed to giving our clients compassionate advocacy. We will work with you every step of the way to help achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Seeking Compensation for Oil Accidents in New Mexico

The modern world has always depended on oil, but accidents in the oil industry can be catastrophic. As workers risk their lives to keep the country running, they must have access to compensation in case of accidents. Whether it's an explosion on an offshore rig or a pipeline fracture on land, oil accidents can cause immense damage to the environment and threaten human health. 

Depending on the circumstances of the accident and the extent of the injuries, workers could be compensated for:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of career advancement

Speak with our experienced personal injury attorney to understand your legal rights and options for pursuing compensation. Our lawyer is available to help in the Las Cruces area, so contact us online right away for help.

Should I Seek Workers’ Compensation for My New Mexico Oil Accident Injury?

If you’ve been hurt on the job, you may struggle with an important decision: Should you file a workers' compensation claim or pursue a personal injury lawsuit?

Each approach has its benefits and drawbacks, and the right decision depends on various factors.

You should consider:

  • The cause of the accident
  • The severity of your injuries
  • The specifics of your insurance policy
  • Whether someone else is responsible for your suffering

To make the right decision, you need the right counsel. Our attorney may be able to review your case and guide you down the path that best suits your needs. 

The good news is: You may be able to pursue both worker’s comp and a lawsuit, depending on the situation. Trust our Las Cruces injury attorney to help, no matter which path is best for you.

When Should I Take My Oil Worker Injury Claim to Court?

In personal injury, court should always be your last option. You may be able to settle your claim outside of the courtroom. Doing so saves you time, and it will cost less in legal fees. Many people pursuing a claim also find that settling eases their already high emotional stress. 

Settlement negotiations could reach a fair agreement that is tailored to your needs. These talks are not reliant on a judge’s decision. Through alternative resolution such as mediation or arbitration, you can avoid the hassle of a civil trial.

Trust our attorney to guide you when you’ve been hurt in an oiling incident. Our Las Cruces firm will carefully consider all options before moving forward. We will always keep you in the loop, helping you make informed decisions and focus on healing.

Our lawyer is ready to represent you, helping you get the financial benefits you need after an oil accident in Mesilla Valley, Hobbs, or Carlsbad. 

Call our office today at 575-216-5414 to schedule a free consultation with our team.



AN ADVOCATE YOU CAN TRUST Reasons to Choose Ruben Ortiz
  • We only charge 25% contingency fee when a case is settled without a lawsuit being filed
  • Se Habla Español
  • Free Consultations
  • Only pay if we win
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