We are the Best Oilfield Accident Lawyers in Houston. Oil extraction, refining, and production have been one of the principal sources of Texas’s booming economy. It offers well-paying jobs to those with the necessary skills and training. Unfortunately, the process involves in extracting and putting petroleum products on the market comes with many risks. This industry often puts thousands of its employees’ health and lives at serious risk. Energy-rich regions like the Eagle Ford Shale, Permian Basin, and the Gulf of Mexico are rife with oilfield-related injuries. That often has devastating effects on workers and their families. Besides the more immediate physical and emotional damages suffered by these victims from their injuries. Victims may further suffer prolonged financial damages related to the recovery process.

Oil work can be dangerous by nature. But as a worker, you deserve the precautions and care needed to provide a safe workplace. If these precautions fail or are not properly set in place, workers get injured. Whether your injuries were the result of an equipment malfunction, a process error, or any other type of event, you deserve the peace of mind that your employer will take care of you.

Our entire team of attorneys and legal staff pride ourselves in assisting oilfield injury victims get the help they need. The people responsible for your injuries need to pay. Our knowledgeable lawyers will work diligently on your case, so you get the justice you deserve.

When you choose Williams Hart & Boundas, you will receive the skill, commitment, and dedication to deliver successful results. Our practice has been recognized by our nation’s premier legal referral resources, including Super Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers Top 100, and the Lexis-Nexus/Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated lists. These rankings show that we not only have the trust of our clients, other attorneys, and our community. But we also deliver excellent results with outstanding service.


Williams Hart & Boundas recognizes your dedicated service to the oil and gas industry. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
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Have you been injured while working in the oil or natural gas industry? You may be wondering how you will pay your bills and medical expenses. You may also wonder how you will provide for your family if you cannot work in the future. Insurance companies will try to make you settle for less than you deserve. They do this so that they can still make money even when they pay out claims. These are some of the major obstacles on your road to recovery.

While your recovery may be challenging, your legal proceedings should not bring you more stress. Williams Hart & Boundas wants you to know you do not have to do this alone. Our attorneys can help you with every step of your case. We create a strategy to handle all the legal details to obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries allowed by law. Williams Hart & Boundas has experienced oil field injury lawyers right here in Texas who can assist with your claim.

Our team will work hard to alleviate your stress by getting you the resources you need to get your life back to normal as soon as possible. We can help you get reimbursed for your medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, long-term disabilities, and other damages that apply to your case. All it takes is a call to get started, and you never pay any fees to us unless we win.


We have handled numerous catastrophic injury and fatality cases for oilfield workers and their families. We have the experience and the resources you need on your side to take the fight to your employer if you’ve suffered an oilfield-related injury.  

​Oilfield accidents are often caused by preventable factors. ​Thus, it can take an extensive investigation to uncover what caused your injuries. That being the case, if you are actively recovering, you probably do not have the time or energy to review the details of your accident. Therefore, it helps to have a law firm working on your behalf to reveal crucial evidence to support your claim and get you the rewards you deserve.

While it is true that these cases are often complex, there are protections in place to help you recover compensation:




By hiring an experienced oilfield accident lawyer at Williams Hart & Boundas, you can rest assured that you have a firm on your side. We will fully investigate the details surrounding your accident to secure compensation for your medical bills, time lost from work, and other damages.


Pipeline work frequently involves several processes. There is clearing staging areas and storage yards, clear-cutting and excavating a trench, and then assembling and maintaining the pipeline. As you can see, there are so many instances in which workers may become injured. There are various kinds of accidents relating to pipeline work, which often leaves workers who suffer these catastrophic injuries out of a job. As a matter of fact, they may find themselves out of work for weeks or months. Or they may never be able to return to the workforce in the capacity they worked before. Have you suffered catastrophic injuries? Or had a loved one killed in a pipeline accident? Our experienced lawyers will be able to assist you every step of the way.

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​Oil extraction, refining, and production have been among the principal sources of Texas’s economic strength and employment. This industry offers well-paying jobs to those with the necessary skills and training. Unfortunately, this industry often puts the health and lives of its workers at serious risk. One of the most catastrophic and terrifying events that may occur is the explosion of an oil rig. This disaster occurs when the highly flammable and explosive oil processing plant contents are not correctly stored or mishandled. When you are in the vicinity of a blast or located in the building where one takes place, it is nothing short of a living nightmare. Don’t let negligent employers get away with causing serious physical, emotional, and financial damage to you and your family.


As events over the past few years in the Gulf of Mexico have demonstrated, working on an offshore oil rig is a dangerous job. Workers are confronted daily with exposure to hazardous substances, proximity to heavy machinery, and a persistent risk of drowning. When companies fail to maintain offshore rigs or necessary safety equipment properly. The results are unsuspecting workers on these rigs are often the ones to pay the price. Williams Hart & Boundas has a proven history of taking on even the largest oil companies involved in offshore platform accidents, including BP. So, if you’ve been affected by an oil rig explosion, we want to put this experience to work for you.

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If you or a loved one were injured in a work-related accident, you likely have many questions about your rights? Who is responsible, and how to take care of your family during your time of recovery? Check out any of the FAQs below or contact us today. 

What are the common causes of oilfield injuries?

Many factors contribute to oilfield accidents. However, some of the most common causes of oilfield due to human errors and environmental conditions. Examples of human error are working while fatigue, failure to follow safety protocols, careless or reckless behavior by workers, and poor communication. Examples of environmental conditions are extreme weather conditions, heavy machinery, unexpected equipment failure, fires, and explosions.

How does worker’s compensation affect my case?
​In some cases, the provisions of a workers’ compensation agreement may bar lawsuits by employees for refinery accidents. However, by no means is this true in all cases. This is because of the notable difference between the amount of compensation that may be available from a lawsuit compared to what workers’ compensation provides. It is advisable to consult with an attorney in order to determine whether you may have a case for legal action.
Why do I need an attorney if I was injured in an oilfield-related accident?

​If you are involved in an oilfield accident, you have likely suffered serious injuries. Which could potentially result in costly medical treatment, income lost due to time spent recovering, and other damages. To tell the truth, pursuing compensation against “Big Oil” can prove to be a difficult task. For this reason, it is critical to have adequate legal representation in order to build a strong compensation claim.

Our legal team understands just how devastating these injuries can be for workers and their families. This is why we work tirelessly on behalf of clients to recover all damages sustained in an oil field accident. Williams Hart & Boundas can help you recover compensation for your injuries to cover your medical bills, lost wages, daily expenses, and more. We fight for your rights so you can focus on your recovery.

Our oil field injury lawyers will work with you to develop a comprehensive legal strategy intended to help you recover any and all damages associated with your oilfield-related injury. To discuss the particulars of your injury with one of our personal injury lawyers, schedule your free consultation today.

Practice Areas

At Williams Hart & Boundas, we are dedicated to providing high-quality legal representation across various cases. Our experienced Houston attorneys are nationally recognized leaders in Personal Injury, Mass Tort, Commercial Litigation, and First-Party Insurance, ensuring that our clients receive the compensation they deserve when they've suffered harm due to someone else's negligence, dangerous products, or widespread harmful practices.

Personal Injury

We are passionate about helping victims of negligence recover compensation for their pain, inability to work, and loss of income after a traumatic accident. Our knowledgeable Houston personal injury lawyers and staff offer decades of experience handling difficult and complex cases with integrity, perseverance, and respect for the law. Whether you’re facing an individual or a powerful corporation, we are ready to confront the most challenging of opponents.

Mass Tort

Our firm has a distinguished track record in Mass Tort litigation. With years of expertise in handling complex, multi-plaintiff cases, our team of skilled attorneys has successfully represented clients in various mass tort cases, from pharmaceutical and medical device lawsuits to toxic exposure and product liability claims. We understand the unique challenges of mass tort litigation and have the resources and legal acumen to navigate through them effectively.

Commercial Litigation

Our experienced team of complex Commercial Litigation attorneys handles intricate business disputes, including contract disputes, intellectual property matters, oil and gas claims, and more. We have a proven track record of delivering successful outcomes for our clients in high-stakes, multifaceted cases. With a deep understanding of the legal complexities involved in commercial litigation, we provide strategic and tailored solutions to protect our client's interests and businesses.

First-Party Insurance

Our award-winning attorneys have been recognized as pioneers in First-Party Insurance litigation. We have successfully represented countless clients in cases involving insurance claims, coverage disputes, bad faith practices, and more. We understand the challenges policyholders face when dealing with insurance companies, and we are committed to ensuring that you receive fair treatment and the coverage you are entitled to. 



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The compassion and determination with which we’ve served our community for nearly 40 years set us apart from other law firms. More than 200,000 clients have trusted our reputation as an honest and experienced team who will stop at nothing to secure compensation for their suffering. This trust has consistently earned us top-tier recognition as a nationally acclaimed personal injury trial law firm with a proven record of success.

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