Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Drilling Accidents Lawyer
Pittsburgh Mining Injury Attorney Serving Marcellus Shale Drilling Workers
The Marcellus Shale Field in Western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio is considered one of the largest natural gas deposits fields in the United States, but until recently, much of the gas has been inaccessible. New technology known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is the process of drilling into shale and then turning the drill horizontally to tap pockets of natural gas. The new technique has made it possible for energy companies to extract billions of tons of natural gas, with production levels increasing every year. Geologists believe that as many as 1.9 trillion tons of natural gas may be available, using hydrofracking and other drilling and extraction techniques.
Workers in the oil and gas drilling industry face some of the most dangerous working conditions in America. As large corporate interests aggressively pursue new drilling techniques, worker safety may be placed second to profits. Every year, a significant number of industrial accidents occur at drilling sites and refineries handling Marcellus Shale gas and oil production.
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If you were injured in an industrial or drilling accident while working for an energy company on the Marcellus Shale field in Pennsylvania or Ohio, talk to a Pittsburgh injury lawyer at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., with offices in New Castle, Hermitage, Butler and Erie, Pennsylvania. With more than 30 years of regional law experience, we know the lay of the land when it comes to seeking damages from large corporate interests in this area.
Third-Party Liability for Drilling and Refinery Accidents
Most workers injured in Marcellus Shale Field drilling accidents in Pennsylvania and Ohio are eligible for their state’s workers’ compensation benefits. If the courts determine that a third party such as a negligent contractor or the manufacturer of dangerous or defective equipment is responsible for your injuries, you are entitled to seek additional money damages through a ‘third-party’ lawsuit.
Talk to us to arrange a free consultation if you have been injured while working at a Marcellus Shale Field site, or at work in any kind of accident involving:
- Oil or natural gas recovery accidents
- Mining accidents
- Packaging and manufacturing equipment
- Metal stamping, bending and finishing equipment
- Crane and conveyor equipment
- Furnace equipment
- Mining equipment
- Construction equipment
Free Consultation · No Attorneys’ Fees Unless You Recover Money Damages
From our offices in New Castle, Hermitage, Butler and Erie, Pennsylvania, we represent clients in communities throughout the Greater Northern Pittsburgh metro region and throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio. Call us toll free at 1-800-777-4081 or contact us by e-mail to arrange a free consultation with an experienced Ohio and Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale drilling accidents attorney today.