Eland Energy and Sundown Energy were recently named in a lawsuit filed by VB Attorneys. These oil exploration and production companies own and operate hundreds of land-based drilling rigs throughout Texas and beyond.
Our firm represents an oilfield worker who suffered critical injuries when equipment owned and maintained by these companies exploded. This worker was life-flighted to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Houston Medical Center. The worker suffered a fractured skull, which required surgery with the placement of hardware. Additionally, this worker sustained a ruptured spleen, requiring this organ to be removed. Additional injuries include an eye injury, multiple fractured ribs, and more.
VB Attorneys filed this oilfield injury lawsuit in Dallas, Texas, where these energy companies have their main offices. This kind of claim is known as a third-party case. In addition, several issues concerning workers' compensation are involved in a case like this.
This lawsuit seeks compensation in excess of $1,000,000 for the injured worker for medical bills, lost wages, physical impairment, and other damages recognized under Texas law.