Tulsa, OK

Our Personal Injury Attorneys Serve Tulsa Oklahoma

For decades, Tulsa, Oklahoma was considered the Oil Capital of the World. Today, it remains a vibrant hub of the energy industry, with many oil and natural gas exploration and production companies based in Tulsa. But the city’s economy has become more diversified now, with more than 300 aviation and aerospace companies representing a significant base of employment. The greater Tulsa area has more 20,000 aerospace workers in addition to the thousands of workers employed in oil and gas production. Located in the area of the state known as the Green Country, Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma after Oklahoma City with a population of approximately 400,000. Nearby Osage and Creek counties rank among Oklahoma’s leading oil producers.

The experienced lawyers at Burch George & Germany, P.C. are committed to helping families in Tulsa recover from a serious personal injury accident caused by the negligence of others. Our respected attorneys believe that deep legal knowledge, honest, hard work and a focus on the client’s individual needs represent the best approach to achieving outstanding results for clients. We represent injury victims in all 77 Oklahoma counties.

Check out our legal services and contact us today for a free consultation. Call us toll free at 405-673-8288.

Cases We Handle in Tulsa, OK

The attorneys of Burch, George & Germany represent individuals and families in Tulsa and throughout Oklahoma who have been harmed in accidents caused by the negligence of others. The injury may result from a car accident, a truck accident, a motorcycle accident, a defective piece of machinery or other product, medical malpractice or an injury related to an on-the-job accident.

A serious car accident may occur anywhere in Tulsa, but some stretches of road that handle high volumes of traffic are clearly more dangerous for serious collisions causing injuries and fatalities. An analysis of police accident reports by the Tulsa World found that a number of the most dangerous intersections in Tulsa were interchanges along the Broken Arrow Expressway and U.S. 169. The list of the 10 most dangerous Tulsa intersections in a recent year includes:

Memorial Drive and 81st Street
Broken Arrow Expressway at Memorial Drive
Broken Arrow Expressway at Sheridan Road
Broken Arrow Expressway at Lewis Avenue
U.S. 169 at 51st Street
U.S. 169 at 41st Street
Memorial Road at 61st Street
71st Street at South Mingo Drive
51st Street at Yale Avenue
U.S. 169 at 71st Street

The intersection of Interstate 44 and the Broken Arrow Expressway is also a hotspot for traffic accidents.

Steps to Hire One of Our Oklahoma Injury Lawyers

If you or your loved one has been seriously injured as a result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence, take advantage of a free consultation with an experienced Oklahoma personal injury lawyer. One of our attorneys will discuss with you the circumstances leading to your injury and explain your legal options so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed.

If a police report of the accident exists, you should try to obtain a copy and have it available for review during the consultation.

If you hire our law firm to represent you, our Oklahoma attorneys will handle your case on a contingency fee basis. That means that you will not owe us a legal fee unless we obtain compensation for you through a negotiated settlement or jury verdict.

Dedication to the Tulsa Community

As personal injury attorneys, we focus on making our communities safer places by bringing attention to safety issues, whether it is a dangerous intersection where accidents occur, an unsafe product that causes injuries or a doctor who causes injury to patients. We are dedicated to helping families in Tulsa move forward after a serious accident.

Questions and Answers

Who is at fault in an oil field accident?
When an accident occurs in the oil field, frequently the rig worker who sustained injuries did not do anything to cause the accident. A co-worker or a worker for another subcontractor working in close proximity on the rig may have been careless or disregarded safety practices. Another subcontractor may have created a hazardous condition in the work area and failed to provide adequate warning of it, leading to a serious accident. You generally cannot bring a lawsuit against your own employer for on-the-job injuries, but you may be able to pursue a claim against another contractor working on the job site. The manufacturer of a piece of industrial equipment used for oil exploration or production may be at fault if the accident was caused by equipment failure. In some accidents, more than one person or company may have contributed to an accident and be liable for resulting injuries. Determining fault requires an investigation by a qualified injury lawyer who represents Tulsa oil field workers. It is an important part of preparing a claim for compensation for injuries.
What are my rights as an oil field worker?
As an employee of an oil or national gas exploration or production company in Tulsa, you have a right to fully paid medical care through your employer’s workers’ compensation program. Regardless of who was at fault in the on-the-job accident, workers’ compensation should pay for your medical care and pay a portion of your missed income while you are recovering. In addition to receiving workers’ compensation, you also may have a legal right to file a separate civil lawsuit against an equipment manufacturer if a defective piece of machinery or equipment caused your injury. Determining whether an injured worker has a valid product liability claim requires a thorough investigation of the oil field accident by a knowledgeable Oklahoma product liability lawyer. It is important to speak with a lawyer before the evidence is lost.
What types of compensation could I receive from a product liability case involving an oil field accident?
A defect in a piece of heavy equipment on an oil rig can cause a rig worker to be seriously injured. Equipment may break because of a faulty design, manufacturing flaws or negligent maintenance. If you are injured while performing your job on an oil rig, you should be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. But you may also be entitled to seek compensation from the manufacturer of the faulty equipment by filing a separate product liability lawsuit. A product liability lawsuit can provide compensation for your unpaid medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering and other expenses. If you suspect that your injury was caused by a defective piece of equipment, it is important to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable Oklahoma product liability attorney to discuss the accident. Identifying whether a piece of machinery led to a serious oil rig injury requires an independent investigation, and Burch George & Germany can lead that investigation.