Marcellus Shale Accidents
The Marcellus Shale Formation in Pennsylvania has led to an increase in natural gas formation and more people employed at fracking worksites. While this industry has helped the Commonwealth and its residents economically, this line of work has also led to a spate of severe injuries and deaths. Workers on the Marcellus Shale suffer injuries as a result of such accidents as:
- Chemical Burns
- Chemical Inhalation
- Drilling Accidents
- Slip and Falls
- Smoke Inhalation
- Structural Collapses
- Truck Accidents
- Well Site Accidents
In some cases, workers are instantly killed because of the devastating nature of the accidents. When people do survive in other incidents, they sustain catastrophic brain, neck, or spinal cord injuries that lead to extensive medical bills and typically prevent the victims from ever returning to work again.
The oil and gas companies that employ people to work on the Marcellus Shale should make sure their workers are properly trained and the equipment they are working with has been regularly maintained. When an accident is the result of another worker’s negligence or any dangerous working conditions, an injured worker’s employer can be liable for his or her financial damages.
The companies that are operating these Marcellus Shale worksites will often make quick efforts to clean up any accident scenes so drilling operations can continue. This can result in the loss of key evidence and the insurance companies that represent these employers are prepared to aggressively seek ways to minimize any personal injury claims. Victims may be pressured to accept settlements that usually fail to cover future medical needs and lost wages, or they may be offered nothing at all.
The Marcellus Shale accident lawyers at Ciccarelli Law Offices help clients in and around West Chester obtain the compensation they need and deserve, and we provide legal services on a contingency fee basis so our firm charges absolutely nothing if we do not recover a financial award. Our experienced attorneys work as a team to thoroughly investigate these cases and hold all negligent parties accountable.
Call our firm today at (610) 692-8700 to take advantage of a free consultation that will let our firm review your case. We help people throughout Chester County, Delaware County, Philadelphia County, Montgomery County, and Lancaster County.
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We are a team of Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyers our main offices located in West Chester, Chester County Pennsylvania and serving clients throughout the greater Philadelphia Metro Area including Lancaster County, Berks County, Bucks County, Delaware County and Montgomery County. If your family has been victimized by the negligence of another and you are seeking a free initial consult on you rights and possible claims, it is crucial you speak to an experienced Pennsylvania Injury lawyers in order to ensure your rights are protected and to review all of your legal options with you.
The Injury attorneys of Ciccarelli Law Offices have successfully represented individuals throughout the state of Pennsylvania that have been injured in accidents. Our Chester County based law firm is based at 304 North High Street, West Chester PA 19380 and serves clients throughout Pennsylvania including but not limited to in Kennett Square, Downingtown, West Chester, Coatesville, Exton, Chester Springs, Chadds Ford, Landenberg, Lancaster, Media, Harrisburg, Reading, Philadelphia, Honey Brook, Oxford, Malvern, Parkesburg, Phoenixville and Paoli. Contact us now at (610) 692-8700 or call toll free (877) 529-2422. Don’t wait—contact an attorney immediately.