While hydraulic fracturing or fracking of shale rock formations has unlocked vast reserves of oil and gas in shale formations under our soil, somewhere else a price may be paid. It may be paid on our roads when an innocent person is struck and killed by a rig truck. It may be paid by a property owner whose tap water is poisoned by fracking chemicals and natural gas.
At Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., our lawyers represent people who have been injured in fracking accidents. We also represent homeowners who have suffered property damage from drilling on adjacent property. No matter how you were injured, we offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case. We have offices in Charleston, Logan and Summersville.
The following are examples of the types of claims that may result from fracking and Marcellus Shale drilling:
- Injuries caused by accidents involving truck traffic going to and from oil and gas drilling sites
- Injuries caused by natural gas explosions
- Contaminated water from fracking activities
- Subsidence claims from drilling on adjacent property
- Heavy equipment accidents
If you have been injured or your property damaged by companies engaged in fracking, you are entitled to compensation for everything you have lost. Unfortunately, insurance companies covering fracking operations do not pay large damage claims willingly. It usually takes the assistance of an experienced attorney to get the full compensation you deserve.
Representing Injured Workers
If you have been injured in a work-related accident, you are entitled to benefits from workers' compensation. However, workers' compensation benefits do not provide compensation for damages such as pain and suffering. If your injury was caused by "deliberate intent" on the part of your employer (such as failure to provide you with adequate training or protection), you may be entitled to additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Free Initial Consultation With a West Virginia Fracking Injury Attorney
Call us at 800-889-5851 to schedule a free consultation with our fracking accident attorneys in Charleston, Logan or Summersville. We handle all personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingent fee basis, which means we don't get paid unless you do.
Tim Bailey was the contributing attorney to this content.