West Virginia Oil & Gas Accident Lawyers

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The gas and oil industry is a tough field of work. 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 many reports of on-the-job injuries caused by blowouts and explosions.

Were you injured in an oil or gas accident in West Virginia? Call Fitzsimmons Law Firm, PLLC at (888) 492-4303 to pursue the compensation you deserve!

What Are the Most Common Types Of Drilling Accident-Related Injuries?

Those who work in these industries are aware of the inherent dangers of their job, which is why they are pressured to follow strict safety measures and always look out for the worker standing next to them.

When these safety measures are not adhered to by fellow workers, or worse, are not put in place by those in leadership roles, lives are threatened and sometimes even lost.

Some of the most common types of these accidents include:

Only a small group of workers is needed for pre-drilling activities, such as:

  • Locating a well
  • Leasing land
  • Surveying
  • 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 or gas well, there may have been violations of workplace safety rules or OSHA that caused your injuries.

Contact our oil and gas accident lawyers in Wheeling for a free consultation!

Oil and Gas Field Accident Injuries

Oil and gas fields are some of the most dangerous work environments around. Daily, oil and gas field workers risk their health and even their lives to make a living by helping to provide families with the energy that makes life as we know it.

There are a wide variety of dangers that pose a serious risk to anyone on an oil or gas field, including:

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 over a billion in settlements and verdicts.

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


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