Marcellus Shale Accidents

The Marcellus Shale deposit lies under West Virginia, Pennsylvania, southern New York and eastern Ohio. Natural gas in the Marcellus Shale is trapped and dispersed throughout the shale in small pockets. To release the gas, drilling companies use a process called fracking. Like all drilling operations, fracking can be an extremely dangerous job.

At Cormany Law PLLC, we protect the rights of natural gas workers on the Marcellus Shale. 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. If you or a family member has been injured working on a gas drilling site, we can help you seek compensation for your losses. Call 304-720-3566 to schedule a free consultation with a Marcellus Shale accident attorney.

Representing Clients After Gas Drilling Accidents

Accidents and injuries that occur on natural gas drilling operations can be caused by:

  • Failure to maintain drilling equipment in a safe operating condition
  • Failure to use drilling equipment in a safe manner
  • Drilling equipment malfunctions
  • Derrick collapse
  • Well blowouts
  • Fires and explosions
  • Natural gas truck accidents
  • Safety violations
  • Drilling company negligence
  • Lack of training

We can also represent workers who were injured in logging work and construction that prepares the drilling site. This may include clear-cutting, blasting, hauling, leveling, excavating, building roads, and setting up the rigs and storage tanks.

We Fight To Get You Fully Compensated For Your Injuries

If you were injured on the job, you are most likely covered by workers' compensation. However, you may also be able to file a suit against a negligent third party such as a manufacturer or subcontractor. In some cases, you can file an additional suit against your employer if it knowingly put you in dangerous working conditions.

For a free consultation, please call 304-720-3566 or contact us online.