Gas Drilling Explosions
Gas Drilling Explosions are a Persistent Threat
Along with Ohio, Pennsylvania and some parts of southern New York, West Virginia is a region of the country with a subsurface that consists of large quantities of Marcellus shale. This is a type of rock that can be used to derive natural gas, a valuable energy commodity with an increasingly wider use throughout the world. Aside from collecting Marcellus shale for natural gas, reservoirs of natural gas may also be released from the shale by a process known as hydraulic fracturing where liquids, chemicals or materials such as stand are injected at high pressures in order to crack the shale and release the natural gas.
Compensation for Your Gas Drilling Explosion Injuries
One all-too-common side effect of gas drilling is when accidents occur due to equipment malfunction, defective materials or negligence. Explosions are one of the most common events in gas drilling accidents, and can cause a wide variety of burn injuries, head or brain injuries, lost limbs or appendages and broken bones to name a few. If your employer has failed to properly assist in your pursuit of workers compensation benefits, or has taken unethical action to prevent you from collecting those benefits needed to cover the costs associated with your recovery, then you must act fast to enlist the services of an experienced gas drilling accident lawyer with Fitzsimons Law Firm who can take the appropriate aggressive action toward the responsible parties to secure the compensation you need.
Gas Drilling Explosion Injury Support in West Virginia
For nearly 25 years, the Fitzsimmons Firm has worked with clients throughout West Virginia to recover costs associated with physical or emotional injuries that have been sustained from a gas drilling explosion. The firm is well-versed in the different injuries that can occur, and has extensive experience in working with clients who have suffered from serious burn injuries from explosions. The Fitzsimmons Firm has a long-standing history of success against large oil and gas drilling companies that have demonstrated negligence in the cause of well site accidents, and has secured many millions in compensation for victims of all types.