West Virginia Gas Drilling Accidents
fighting for those injured & killed on the job
It's no secret that energy is one of the most valuable and important commodities in the world today. Throughout its history, West Virginia has been very fortunate to see plentiful deposits of oil, coal and natural gas. Most recently, an organic-rich field of shale known as the Marcellus Formation was discovered to have the potential for producing astonishing quantities of natural gas.
Present mainly beneath the surface of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and West Virginia, the Marcellus Shale may well be the next big boom in gas production, and an increased occurrence of dangerous gas drilling accidents in West Virginia will most definitely follow.
Employees of oil, natural gas and other mining industries find themselves in a profession that has one of the highest incidents of accidents. Well site injuries can occur in accidents that happen virtually anywhere, and at any time on the job while drilling new wells or maintaining existing ones. Many workers who are involved in drilling rig accidents, oil and gas field accidents, gas truck accidents, chemical spills, Marcellus shale truck accidents and even water truck accidents may suffer from serious long-term injuries that may even lead to permanent disability or death.
Those unfortunate oil rig and gas drilling workers who suffer from well site injuries have few places to turn when faced with paying the costly medical bills that have accrued to treat an injury or condition, and in some cases, workers' compensation benefits are simply not made available. In these situations it becomes critical to take control of your own future and financial well-being by enlisting the services of an accomplished, reputable and highly skilled attorney from the Fitzsimmons Firm who can help.
Gas Drilling Accident Lawyers in West Virginia
Since 1978, the Fitzsimmons Firm has worked very hard to satisfy the needs of personal injury victims who suffer from debilitating injuries in accidents resulting from negligence, either by employers or others who can be held accountable for the consequences. The accomplished legal team at the firm has successfully achieved some of the highest verdicts and settlements for injuries received in many different industries including insurance, construction, coal mines, car accidents, defective products and birth injuries. The Fitzsimmons Firm was named one of the "Best Law Firms" for 2011-2012 by U.S. News and is currently the only firm to have achieved a win in a disability against the NFL.
Contact a West Virginia gas drilling accident attorney from the firm if you have been injured in a gas or oil drilling accident and want to begin an aggressive, effective pursuit of the compensation you deserve.