Oil & Gas Accidents

West Virginia Oil & Gas Accident Attorney

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Marcellus Shale gas drilling is a hard-working, industrial activity. There are often a large number of workers needed during drilling and exploration. Employers often ignore work safety precautions, fail to provide adequate training or take shortcuts to save money, increasing the likelihood of serious accidents.

As a result, there have been reports of on the job injuries caused by blowouts and explosions. Often serious work site accidents are caused by negligence on the part of the employer or drill operators.

Types of Drilling Accident-Related Injuries

A small group of workers are needed for the pre-drilling activities, such as locating a well, leasing land, surveying, and permitting . The majority of workers are needed during the drilling phase, which is sometimes referred to as "the boom." The workers build pipeline infrastructure, operate heavy equipment and bore the well.

The longer the laborers are at a well site, the greater the chances are of a serious injury. If you have suffered a serious personal injury as a result of a fire or explosion from the drilling of an oil and gas well, there may have been violations of workplace safety rules or OSHA that caused your injuries.

West Virginia Drilling Accident Attorney

The West Virginia personal injury attorneys at the Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC have a goal of providing excellent legal service through the use of their resources and our experience. They will work to fight for your rights and interests. You may be entitled to compensation for your drilling related injury, and the attorneys at the firm will aggressively fight for a settlement that you deserve. In the past, they have obtained millions of dollars in compensation for their clients, resulting in a total of over half a billion in settlements.

Contact a West Virginia drilling accident attorney to file a claim for compensation if you've been injured.

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