WV OIL And Gas Injury
WV Oil And Gas Injury Lawyer
Oil and gas workers in West Virginia (WV) do a dangerous job that can result in severe injuries. When this happens, workers need legal protection from negligent corporations that will try to deny their right to compensation. These businesses have teams of lawyers prepared to protect them from risk and expense. Without the help of an experienced WV oil and gas injury lawyer, injured workers may have little chance of recovering the compensation they need for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
A WV Oil And Gas Injury Lawyer With The Experience To Recover Compensation
At Windom Law Offices, PLLC, we have dedicated our careers to representing workers and injury victims, including individuals suffering from a WV oil and gas injury. We understand the hazards that these workers face every day. Attorney Scott Windom has an undergraduate degree in geology, and he has practical knowledge of and work experience in the oil and gas industry. You can trust our WV oil and gas injury lawyers to diligently protect your rights.
In our oil and gas industry practice, we help workers injured by:
- Marcellus Shale accidents
- Oil field accidents
- Gas well explosions
- Fracking accidents
- Oil and gas truck accidents
In addition, we represent workers who were injured in timber and logging work while clearing the drilling site.
Because of the catastrophic nature of oil and gas industry injuries, workers need to receive sufficient compensation for their losses. In many cases, workers’ compensation benefits are not enough. Additional compensation 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. Speak with one of our attorneys to learn how we may be able to obtain additional damages for you.
WV Gas Well Accidents And Explosions
Explosions are one of the worst accidents that can happen at gas and oil well sites. Although they are not as frequent as other types of well accidents, they have the greatest potential for catastrophic injury and loss of life.
Explosions can result from well blowouts caused by pressure changes that occur during drilling. The blowout releases an uncontrolled flow of gas or oil that often ignites and explodes. Blowouts are caused most often by equipment failures and negligent drilling practices. In these cases, the equipment manufacturer and/or drilling company may be liable for the resulting injuries and/or deaths.
Other causes of WV gas well accidents, fires, and explosions include the drilling rig or storage tanks catching fire, faulty equipment, and the accidental ignition of flammable chemicals used in the fracking process.
Explosions and fires can cause burns, nerve damage, inhalation injuries, broken bones, and internal organ damage. If workers survive these injuries, they may be left with scarring, disfigurement, and permanent disability. The victims may never be able to work again and need considerable compensation to pay their bills. A WV oil and gas injury lawyer at Windom Law Offices, PLLC will work hard to get the compensation you and your family need.
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Gas And Oil Field Injuries In WV
Oil and gas field accidents can occur in many ways and cause catastrophic or fatal injuries to workers. Accidents involving the operation of oil rigs and gas wells are only one cause of oil field injuries in WV. Workers may also be injured while constructing the rig or well or while transporting materials to and from the site. Trucking accidents are also very common, with thousands of trips necessary to bring materials and equipment to the site and to take the product and waste away. For example, water trucks for tracking operations make continual trips while fracking takes place.
We represent workers who have suffered gas and oil field injuries in WV such as:
Burns and inhalation injuries
Spinal cord injuries
Fractures and amputations
Why You Need An Experienced WV Oil And Gas Injury Lawyer
After investigating the accident, we will file lawsuits against all negligent parties in your case. WV also allows workers to sue their employers when the companies knowingly put workers at risk. These are complex cases that are best handled by an experienced WV oil and gas injury lawyer who understands the workers’ compensation system in our state and has the legal skill to recover the most compensation. Contact Windom Law Offices, PLLC to learn how we can help you by calling 304-643-4440 or completing this online contact form.
Windom Law Offices, PLLC
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101 East Main Street, Harrisville, WV 26362