Gas Drilling Injuries
With the gas drilling industry booming in Pennsylvania, many people are finding work in the various jobs that the industry needs. Construction workers, drillers and truck drivers are only a few of the occupations currently in need to support the industry.
While new industry is good for the economy in any area, the impact of fracking is a highly debated topic in Pennsylvania. Economic, political and environmental factors are all being debated.
The sudden growth of the industry has led to some potentially dangerous working conditions in places. The infrastructure this industry is working through simply is not made for the high amounts of traffic and services needed.
This has led to many on the job injuries taking place. When someone is injured in this line of work, which they may have been doing for years or only recently started, they may not know that they can receive workers’ compensation to help them pay their bills and maintain their lifestyle while they are unable to work.
These cases can be very complicated, and an attorney who is not familiar with this industry can lose your case leaving you with nothing to compensate you for damages or injuries. Do not trust your case to just anyone. Call today to speak to our experienced attorneys who will do a free review of your case to let you know how we can help.
Injuries that can happen to workers who are in the gas drilling industry include:
- Spinal injuries
- Fall injuries
- Gas and oil explosions
- Specific loss of a limb or organ
- Illness from exposure to chemicals
- Bone fractures
- Brain injury
- Heavy equipment injuries
Although this is not a complete list of the injuries suffered in the gas drilling industry, these are the most common. Our firm’s two Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists are prepared to handle these cases and get these injured workers the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
The most catastrophic injuries seen from the gas drilling industry are from explosions, fires and loss of control of equipment, trucks and wells.
Many of these injuries sadly can lead to the death of a worker. In this worst case scenario we are ready to help the family deal with all the legal matters involved.
Since many workers who are employed by these companies are not very experienced, accidents seem to be happening more than in older industries. Some of the companies doing this work are also using old, outdated equipment which can lead to accidents and injuries.Who is Likely to be Injured by the Oil Drilling Industry?
- Pipeline construction workers
- Rig construction workers
- Maintenance employees
- Truck drivers
- Employees in support industries
- Anyone in the surrounding areas
You don’t have to work for the gas drilling industry to be injured by it. People who are involved in accidents with these trucks, or who are injured in any way because of the industry can call us for help.
If you or someone you know has been injured because of the gas drilling industry you should consult with an attorney right away. Our firm will do a free review of your case to let you know if we can help. Do not trust insurance companies to do what is in your best interest. Get a reliable, trustworthy attorney team on your side to fight for your rights.