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Accidents Involving Gas Drilling Equipment In West Virginia

Natural gas and oil drilling are two of the most hazardous occupations in the U.S. In West Virginia, fracking and other types of gas drilling on the Marcellus Shale cause injuries to many workers. Attorney Jon Kristofer Cormany helps injured workers who need compensation for their injuries and lost wages.

Drilling company negligence may include failure to maintain drilling equipment in a safe operating condition and failure to use drilling equipment in a safe manner. Drilling equipment malfunctions and lack of training for workers can also cause catastrophic or fatal injuries from a derrick collapse, well blowout, or fires and explosions.

Compensation For An Employer Or Third Party's Negligence

If you were injured in a natural gas or pipeline accident, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits as well as compensation from a personal injury suit against a negligent third party. In West Virginia, you can also sue your employer for additional damages if it knowingly puts workers in danger. Please call Cormany Law PLLC at 304-932-0886 (Charleston), 304-866-4409 (Davis) or 888-519-9541 to schedule a free consultation with a West Virginia gas drilling equipment accident lawyer. We can represent workers from any state as long as they were injured while working on a natural gas drilling or pipeline operation in West Virginia.

Fracking Injuries And Accidents

The process of using hydraulic fracturing to release natural gas from shale is commonly called fracking. Heavy machinery and other tools are used in fracking operations. Unfortunately, accidents involving this machinery and equipment can injure or kill workers. These accidents can be caused by problems such as defective or worn equipment, lack of training, safety violations, and failure to perform safety inspections and maintenance.

Machinery and equipment accidents may involve derricks/rigs, drills, pipes and casing, blowout preventers/high-pressure valves, hoists and perforating guns. Collapse, fires and other issues can result in injuries such as burns, scarring, broken bones, amputations, vision and hearing loss, spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries, and crush injuries. These injuries can cause temporary or permanent disability or wrongful death.

Holding Responsible Parties Accountable

When negligence by the gas drilling company results in an accident, we can hold it accountable for injuries and additional losses. You may recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

For a free consultation, please call 304-932-0886, 888-519-9541 or contact us online.