West Virginia Oil Field Accident Attorneys
Oil and gas field accidents can cause catastrophic or fatal injuries to workers. While workers’ compensation will help workers and their families pay medical bills, it is often not enough when the injuries are serious.
At Windom Law Offices, PLLC, we help injured workers file personal injury lawsuits against negligent third parties. If you recover damages from a third-party suit, they will be in addition to workers’ comp benefits that you receive. When injuries keep workers from returning to their jobs, additional financial compensation can be extremely helpful. Our West Virginia oil field accident lawyers will review your case and let you know if a third-party suit is possible.
Did You Suffer A Serious Injury?
Accidents involving the operation of oil rigs and gas wells are only one cause of injuries in the oil and gas industry. Workers may be injured while constructing the rig or well, or while transporting materials to and from the site. Trucking accidents are also very common. Thousands of trips are necessary to bring materials and equipment to the site and to take the product and waste away. For example, water trucks for fracking operations make continual trips while fracking takes place.
We represent oil and gas workers who have suffered injuries such as:
- Burns and inhalation injuries
- Fractures and amputations
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Crush injuries
- Illness caused by toxic exposure
After investigating the accident, we will file lawsuits against all negligent parties. West Virginia also allows workers to sue their employers when the companies knowingly put workers at risk. These are complex cases that are best handled by experienced work injury attorneys.