ConocoPhillips Accident Lawyers
Energy Companies Must Put Worker Safety First
ConocoPhillips is one of the largest integrated energy companies in the United States and one of the biggest refiners in the world. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the company has 9,700 employees posted throughout 13 countries. Its operations involve the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas.
ConocoPhillips was created through the merger of Conoco, Inc. and the Phillips Petroleum Company on August 30, 2022. It has several subsidiary companies, including Polar Tankers Inc., the US-flagged shipping arm of ConocoPhillips. The Polar Tankers are Endeavour Class vessels built by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Avondale, Louisiana.
ConocoPhillips & Drilling Rig Safety
Offshore accidents and injuries are notoriously underreported, and this underreporting is a problem across the industry. When an incident does grab headlines, the report often reveals an underlying pattern of the company failing to take basic safety measures seriously and cutting corners to push production while saving time and money.
In November 2022, a worker's arm had to be amputated after a heavy drag chain crushed it on a ConocoPhillips drilling rig. An investigation found that the job the worker had been performing wasn't registered, hadn't been planned out, and hadn't been assessed for risk, every failure a clear violation of company protocol. As for the defective drag chain, there had been no plan on when it was going to be repaired. Because of this negligence and mismanagement, the ConocoPhillips worker was nearly killed by the faulty drag chain and was left with life-changing injuries.
Our Powerhouse Advocates Fight for Injured Offshore Workers
Corporations like ConocoPhillips have the resources to wait out the people who sue them. If they can drag out the case, then the people suing will likely run out of money and be forced to accept too small of a settlement or even no settlement at all. At Arnold & Itkin, we make sure that when you need to file a claim for wrongful death or catastrophic injury, you're not hindered by your own funds. Our firm covers the cost of every case, which means our clients can afford to fight for what they need, without putting themselves or their families at risk.
If you or a loved one was harmed while working for ConocoPhillips, please don't hesitate to reach our offshore injury lawyers at (888) 346-5024. Your consultation is free, and if we take your case, we'll front the costs.