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Oil Field Accident FAQ

  • $14.5 Million Dollars
    Oilfield Accident
    Following an oilfield accident, Trenchard and Hoskins was able to receive a wrongful death settlement of $14,500,000 on behalf of our client.
  • $4.1 Million Dollar
    Oilfield Accident
    Trenchard & Hoskins received a settlement of $4,100,000 for a client who was hurt in an oilfield accident.
  • $3.3 Million Dollars
    Oilfield Accident
    Trenchard and Hoskins represented an injured victim from an Oilfield Accident in a personal injury case that settled for $3,300,000.
  • $2.85 Million Dollars
    Wrongful Death
    During a wrongful death case, Trenchard and Hoskins was able to receive $2,850,000 on behalf of a client who was wrongfully killed in an oilfield accident.
  • $2.35 Million Dollars
    Oilfield Accident
    Trenchard and Hoskins represented a client in a personal injury case after they were hurt at an oilfield. They were able to receive $2,350,000 for their client.
  • $2.2 Million Dollars
    Workers' Compensation
    Sandoval v Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, Inc. , 146 N.M. 853, 215 P. 3d 791 (Ct. App. 2009) Jury Verdict in the amount of 2.2 million dollars for fractured femur of well service floorhand caused when Defendant’s tool blew apart and struck him in ...
  • $2.2 Million Dollars
    Oilfield Accident
    Trenchard and Hoskins received a verdict of $2,200,000 for an injured worker who was hurt on the job at an oilfield.
  • $2.0 Million Dollars
    Industrial Accident
    Following a wrongful death during an industrial accident, Trenchard and Hoskins was able to receive $2,000,000 on behalf of their client.
  • $1.9 Million Dollars
    Industrial Accident
    Trenchard and Hoskins was able to receive $1,900,000 on behalf of our client who was injured in an industrial accident.
  • $1.7 Million Dollars
    Precedent for Liability
    Circle S Feed Store v I & W, Inc.; Affirmed by United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Mid-Continent Casualty v Circle S Feed Store at 754 F3rd 1175 (10th Cir. 2014). I & W, Inc. carried on a solution mining operation for many years to produce ...
  • $910,000
    Motor Vehicle Accident
    Compensation received on behalf of an injured client after a motor vehicle accident.
  • $650,000
    Oilfield Accident
    Compensation received on behalf of a client who was injured in an oilfield accident.
  • Recovery of Actual and Punitive damages
    Beneficial Personnel Services v Rey , 927 SW2d 147 (Tex Ct Ap-1996) and Beneficial Personnel Services v Porras, 927 SW2d 177 (Tex Ct App 1996). Recovery of actual and punitive damages by oilfield workers in employee leasing fraud cases.
  • Reversed Previously Set Law
    Rodriguez, et al v Permian Drilling Corp. and American Home Assurance , No. 32,311 in the Supreme Court of New Mexico; published July 19, 2011. In this very important decision affecting drilling crews, the New Mexico Supreme Court has reversed prior ...
  • Underinsured Motorist statues in New Mexico
    State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Company v. Valencia , 120 N.M. 662 (Ct. App. 1995). Established further coverages and rights under the Underinsured Motorist statues in New Mexico.
  • Established a Standard for Requesting an Independent Medical Exam
    Gutierrez v. J & B Mobile Homes , 126 N.M. 494 (Ct. App. 1998). Established the precedent for determining the standard for an Employer/Insurer’s right to an independent medical examination.
  • Established Admissibility of Expert Witness Testimony
    Banks v. IMC Kalium Carlsbad Potash Co. , 134 N.M. 421 (2003). Established that the Daubert analysis for admissibility of expert witness testimony is not applicable in New Mexico Workers’ Compensation proceedings.
  • Established the Positional Risk Doctrine in Texas
    Lujan v Houston General Ins. Co. , 756 SW2d 295 (Tex. 1988) Established the Positional Risk Doctrine in Texas. Oilfield worker’s clothes were saturated with gasoline and paint as a result of a mishap at work. When he removed his clothes at home, the ...
  • Established the Rescue Doctrine in New Mexico
    Padilla v Hooks Int’l , 99 NM 121 (Ct. App. 1982, cert. den.) Established the Rescue Doctrine in New Mexico. The doctrine allows a rescuer to recover damages for injuries sustained in a rescue attempt from the party whose negligence put the person to ...
  • Established the Traveling Employee Doctrine
    Ramirez v. Dawson Production Partners, Inc. , 128 N.M. 601 (Ct. App. 2000). Established the Traveling Employee Doctrine under the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Act. The Traveling Employee Doctrine provides that a worker can be considered on the ...

Why Choose Trenchard & Hoskins?

  • Speak Directly with Your Lawyer

    We are a small firm dedicated to helping the people of New Mexico and Texas. When you work with us, you speak directly with the lawyer handling your case.

  • Personal Knowledge of Oilfield Cases

    One of our firm's partners, Royce Hoskins, grew up working in oilfields and knows the ins and outs of oilfield injuries and how to fight on your behalf.

  • Proven Record of Success

    Our lawyers have won millions of dollars for our clients, helped pass laws that protect workers, and have successfully handled over 2,600 Workers' Compensation claims.

  • Decades of Experience

    Our attorneys have been fighting for workers and injured victims since 1978 and have the knowledge, dedication, and drive to fight until the very end.

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