• Did you suffer an injury on an oil rig in Montana?
  • Are you concerned about who will pay for your medical expenses and disabilities?

At Doubek, Pyfer & Storrar, we have over 98 years of combined experience helping injured accident victims in Montana. We know the complications that can occur after a serious oil rig injury. That’s why we fight for injured workers and anyone who suffered an injury on an oil field.

The Bakken oil fields drew thousands of workers to Montana to work in our oil industry. These workers put their lives in danger every day working around oil rigs and wells. Although lucrative, this high-paced and dangerous job can result in serious and sometimes life-changing injuries, especially when other workers or management are negligent.

Now, with rising gas prices, the Montana Petroleum Association says that the oil wells in the Bakken oil fields are going back online. This is just one of the many oil fields in Montana that are ramping up production.

For decades, our law firm has helped injured workers and some of the most sever injuries are caused by oil field accidents. We stand up for the rights of oil field workers and help them obtain the compensation they need to pay for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Oil Rig and Oil Field Injury Lawyers Serving Helena & Surrounding

Causes of Montana Oil Rig Accidents

Throughout Montana, accidents in oil fields continue to rise as more people enter this booming industry. Oil companies must follow strict regulations and safety protocols to ensure the safety of everyone in the field. However, sometimes they do not. When they fail to keep their employees and others safe from harm, they can face liability for the injuries that occur.

Accidents that occur on oil fields and oil rigs vary, but the results can be deadly. Some of the most common reasons oil rig injuries occur include: Equipment failure, Explosions and fires, Well blowouts, Hazardous chemicals and fumes, Poorly maintained conditions, Failure to follow safety rules, Employee or worker negligence, Third-party negligence, Lack of proper safety equipment, Faulty or defective machinery, Collapsing rigs, Unsecured machinery and/or Accidents with oil and gas tankers.

Safety Laws for Montana Oil Fields

​​Both the federal government and the state of Montana regulate oil refinery and extraction operations in the state. Oil companies must adhere to these regulations to ensure the safety of their workers.

At the state level, the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality both help to regulate oil and gas extraction.

On the national level, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) oversees the oil and gas extraction across the state. Their main goal is to provide workers with a safe workplace free from known hazards that could cause serious injury or death. Oil Fields and oil rigs must follow all OSHA rules and regulations. In addition, OSHA maintains an industry standard for oil and gas site preparation. They also lay out standards for the materials, equipment, and substances that might get used in any oil field operation.

Filing a Claim After an Oil Field Injury in Montana

Under Montana law, most oil rig workers cannot file a personal injury lawsuit against their employer. They must pursue damages through their workers’ compensation program. However, there are times when an injured oil rig worker can file a personal injury lawsuit or a product liability lawsuit against another third-party (non-employer) who helped cause the dangerous or unsafe condition that led to the injury.

If a third-party subcontractor caused your injury on the oil rig, you can file a personal lawsuit against them for the damages you suffered. If your accident was the result of a defective machine or equipment, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit.

If you believe that your employer violated OSHA regulations or provided inadequate safety equipment, it is important to discuss your case with an experienced Montana injury accident attorney immediately. You might find that you are eligible to file a lawsuit.

You have a right to seek compensation after a serious injury on an oil field, and we can help!

Contact Our Helena Oil Field Accident Lawyers

Let Doubek, Pyfer & Storrar obtain maximum compensation for you after a serious accident on an oil rig or oil field in Montana.

To learn more about your legal options, you can fill out a contact form on our website, and we can contact you, or you can call us now at 406-442-7830 and get your immediate questions answered.

We know attorneys are expensive.  But you can take comfort in knowing that you pay us nothing unless we are able to recover for you.

We look forward to hearing from you.  – All of us at Doubek, Pyfer & Storrar.



Helena, MT 59601



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