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Areas of Gas Drilling Accidents the Firm Manages

Gas Drilling Accidents, Injuries and Recovery

The oil and natural gas industry harbors some of the most profitable yet dangerous professions. While the pay may be high and the benefits are good, the risk of serious injury in a gas drilling accident plays a constant role throughout every process and practice of the job. Brave workers often work long hours and in harsh environments which can increase the likelihood of an accident. Equipment can malfunction due to poor maintenance or defect, or failure to comply to appropriate safety precautions. In some unfortunate cases, simple negligence of coworkers can be a cause of some of the most terrible gas drilling accidents to occur. The Fitzsimmons Firm is highly-skilled in the research, organization and execution of personal injury claims resulting from injuries, and has deep experience in many areas related to gas drilling accidents.

Marcellus Shale Explosions
Marcellus shale is known to be a good source of natural gas, but the process of extracting that important energy source can result in sometimes-devastating explosions that can cause many different types of injuries in those individuals within the vicinity of the blast.

Burn Injuries
Due to the explosive nature of the resource being extracted in oil and natural gas fields throughout West Virginia, many gas drilling accidents include burn injuries of varying degrees. Some burn injuries are thermal, which means they are a result of direct contact with heat or fire. Other burns can be suffered from chemicals that come into contact with the skin, and can be equally as painful and damaging.

Chemical Spills
Many different types of chemicals are involved in the process of drilling for oil or through Marcellus shale to release natural gas. When accidents occur, chemical spills can threaten the safety and well-being of workers in proximity to the spill as well as property and equipment. Many of the chemicals used in gas drilling are toxic and can cause serious damage to anyone who comes into contact with them.

Drilling Rig Accidents
Oil and gas works that are injured in accidents that occur on drilling rigs can suffer from a range of injuries. Explosions and fires are not unheard of, and equipment malfunctions can have latent effects that can cause much more damage.

Explosions and Fires
Due to the combustibility of the resources being mined in oil and natural gas fields across West Virginia, the potential for explosions and fires is very high. While workers may make every effort to protect themselves and take the proper precautions to avoid an accident, explosions and fires are a logical risk in the industry and thus the potential will always exist.

Gas Drilling Explosions
Gas drilling explosions occur in accidents that occur because the equipment was improperly maintained, operated by a worker who was not properly trained, as a result of a defective part and even worker negligence. Explosions are common effects of gas drilling accidents due to the nature of the resource being collected.

Gas Field Accidents
Gas fields can absolutely be considered harsh work environments, due in large part to the type of equipment and machinery at use in addition to the volatility of the oil and natural gas itself. Gas fields are busy places and the potential for an accident is very high.

Gas Truck Accidents
Gas trucks are a part of the oil and natural gas industry that serve to transport fuel from one place to another, which is a vital part of the process. Due to the nature of the load being transported, gas truck accidents have a high potential for explosions and fires.

Groundwater Contamination
The potential for groundwater contamination in a gas drilling accident is very real. Chemical spills can occur due to fractures in the Marcellus shale, and the groundwater can also be contaminated, both by the chemical spills and the natural gas released I the fractures themselves. More about groundwater contamination...

Marcellus Shale Truck AccidentsTrucks that haul Marcellus shale may be susceptible to causing more serious damage to other vehicles, people and property than other types of truck accidents due to the weight of the loads they carry as well as the characteristics of the load itself.

Oil and Gas Field Accidents
Accidents that take place in West Virginia's oil and gas fields can be very serious. Explosions, chemical spills and equipment failure are just some of the potential dangers that exist for oil and gas field workers, with many resulting in death for victims.

Pipeline Explosions
Oil and natural gas are highly-combustible commodities that can cause serious explosions under the right circumstances. When a pipeline explosion occurs, the damage to property and people is often quite astonishing.

Property Damage
The amount of property damage that can be caused as a result of gas drilling accidents can be quite extensive, and those responsible are often tasked with the liability, either through court verdict or settlement.

Water Truck Accidents
The presence of water trucks are vital to operations on oil and natural gas fields, and provide valuable water to many different areas throughout the drilling process as well as in the event of some types of explosions.

Well Site Injuries
A well site is a dangerous place, and many different injuries can occur in gas drilling accident victims. The types of injuries that an oil or gas worker in the field suffers from can be superficial or very serious and may include serious burn injuries or even death.

About Fitzsimmons Law Firm

The Fitzsimmons Law Firm is a professional personal injury law firm that has built a solid reputation throughout West Virginia for providing expert-level representation and legal support services to those who have been injured in gas drilling accidents. Through nearly 35 years of service, the firm has gained a great deal of experience and understanding of personal injuries, including how they occur and how liability can be assigned. The Fitzsimmons firm is well-known for their ability to develop winning strategies for personal injury victims in gas drilling accidents among others, and has achieved substantial verdicts and settlements that translate to security and peace-of-mind for their many satisfied clients.

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Fitzsimmons Law Firm, PLLC - West Virginia Gas Drilling Accident Attorney
Located at 1609 Warwood Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Phone: (888) 492-4303.
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