West Virginia Gas Well Explosion Lawyers
The worst accidents that can happen at gas and oil wells are explosions. Although they are not as frequent as other types of well accidents, they have the greatest potential for catastrophic injury and loss of life.
If you have been injured or lost a family member in a well explosion, Windom Law Offices, PLLC can help you recover compensation for your losses, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You will receive workers’ compensation benefits, but that may not be enough to make up for all of the expenses caused by the accident. Our West Virginia gas well explosion attorneys will examine your case for possible third-party liability. When we find negligent third parties, we file personal injury or wrongful death suits against them.
You Can Take Action After An Explosion
Explosions can be the result of 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 deaths.
Other causes of well 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 the injuries, they may be left with scarring and disfigurement and permanent disability. The victims may never be able to work again so they will need considerable compensation to pay their bills. We will work hard to get the compensation you and your family need.