Marcellus Shale Accident Injuries

WV Marcellus Shale Accident Attorneys

Injured workers have the right to workers’ compensation benefits. If you were injured working on the Marcellus Shale in West Virginia (WV), you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits for your medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages. In many cases, however, workers’ compensation is not enough to cover all of a worker’s losses. The Marcellus Shale accident attorneys at Windom Law Offices, PLLC can review your case, help determine if you have claims for additional damages, and, if so, pursue additional compensation for your injuries through settlement or in court.

How Our Marcellus Shale Accident Attorneys Help Injured Workers

Marcellus Shale accidents or injuries can be caused by various situations, some of which involve negligence or wrongdoing on the part of multiple parties. These might include equipment manufacturers, subcontractors, landowners, the employer, or others.

Recovery of additional damages from negligent third parties can greatly help injured workers and their families. At Windom Law Offices, PLLC, our lawyers file lawsuits against negligent third parties in work injury cases. We seek the additional financial compensation people need, including compensation for pain and suffering, which is not included in workers’ compensation benefits. Talk to our WV Marcellus Shale accident lawyers about your WV fracking injury or other Marcellus Shale accidents and injuries, and we will explain how separate personal injury suits may be applicable in your case.

WV Marcellus Shale Accidents and Injuries

The Marcellus Shale, or Marcellus Formation, is a sedimentary rock unit that runs through much of the Appalachian Basin, including WV. The rock contains natural gas, and extracting that gas became more cost-effective and appealing to energy companies with the development of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a specific method of drilling for gas.

Drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale provides jobs in WV and contributes to the local economy. However, the work is dangerous, and workers can sustain minor, major, and even life-threatening injuries. Common causes of Marcellus Shale accidents that can result in a WV fracking injury include:

  • Gas well explosions or fires
  • Equipment or machinery failures or accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Safety violations
  • Subcontractor mistakes or negligence
  • Toxic exposures

When workers are hurt or killed in Marcellus Shale accidents, the workers’ compensation insurance coverage provided by the employer as required by WV workers’ compensation law does not always cover the actual losses sustained by the employee and their family. If an employer had to cause injury or other entities are responsible in part for an accident and/or injuries sustained, a worker may be entitled to additional compensation from various sources. The WV Marcellus Shale accident lawyers at Windom Law Offices can help you sort through the facts of your case and determine the best path forward.

Image of fractured shale, representing how the WV Marcellus Shale accident attorneys at Windom Law Offices, PLLC can help injured workers and their families recover damages after an accident.

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Contact The Marcellus Shale Accident Attorneys At Windom Law Offices

At Windom Law Offices, PLLC, we investigate Marcellus Shale accidents, preserve evidence, and evaluate whether third parties were negligent or at fault and are, therefore, liable for the injuries sustained. If we find negligence or wrongdoing by other employers, contractors, subcontractors, equipment or machinery manufacturers, or someone else, we will file personal injury lawsuits against those entities on the injured workers’ behalf. If an employer knowingly put its employees at risk, we may also be able to file a lawsuit against the employer.

If you or a loved one sustained a WV fracking injury or some other form of injury while working in the Marcellus Shale, contact the Marcellus Shale accident attorneys at Windom Law Offices, PLLC. Lawyers Rodney Windom and Scott Windom and our staff can help you manage the legal aspects of your injury so you can focus on healing and physical recovery. Call us at 304-643-4440 or complete our online contact form to schedule a consultation.

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