Burn Injuries from a Gas Drilling Accident

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First, second and third degree burns are some of the most common and extensive types of injuries that can occur to a person who is working in oil fields or gas fields in any capacity. Whether working as a manual laborer, as a drill operator or even a water truck or Marcellus shale truck driver, the potential for being involved in a oil and gas explosion or other gas drilling explosions is always raised. If you have been burned in an accident on a drilling rig or another part of an oil or gas field, you need to talk to a gas drilling attorney about your injuries and the circumstances under which those injuries occurred so that you can begin to fight back.

The main types of burns that can occur in oil and gas field accidents are either thermal or chemical in nature. Thermal burns occur from direct contact with heat from fire, friction, steam and hot liquids to name a few. People suffer from chemical burns in oil and gas field accidents when the chemicals used either in cleanup, maintenance or during the hydraulic fracturing process are spilled. If these chemicals come in contact with the skin, they can cause very serious chemical burns. Due to the method used to extract natural gas as well as the characteristics of the combustible gas itself, thermal burns are likely the most relative threat to workers between the two.

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The Fitzsimmons Law Firm is a team of skilled, accomplished personal injury attorneys who have been serving the needs of injured workers since 1978. The firm has found significant success by developing strong cases based on eye-witness accounts, victim accounts and other evidence that can be used to assign blame to the drilling company or other parties who were ultimately responsible for the accident through some form of negligence. The Fitzsimmons Firm has secured millions for many clients throughout the years, and some of their previous case decisions even helped to change existing law to make work environments more safe.


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