West Virginia Marcellus Shale Accident Lawyers
Injured workers have the right to workers’ compensation benefits. If you were injured working on the Marcellus Shale, you can get workers’ comp 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.
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 part of workers’ comp benefits. Talk to our West Virginia Marcellus Shale accident attorneys about your injury, and we will explain how separate personal injury suits may be applicable in your case.
Third-Party Damages In Fracking Cases
Part of the Marcellus Shale lies underneath West Virginia. Drilling through the shale using a process called fracking provides jobs for thousands of people. However, it is a risky occupation that sometimes injures or kills workers. Some of the most common causes of injuries include:
- Gas well explosions
- Well fires
- Defective machinery
- Safety violations
- Inexperienced subcontractors
- Exposure to toxic fracking fluids
When we investigate the accident, we will determine whether negligent third parties are liable for your injuries. If we discover negligence by subcontractors, other employers on the site, equipment manufacturers or other parties, we will file personal injury suits against them. If an employer knowingly put its employees at risk, we may be able to file a suit against the employer as well.