The discovery of natural gas in the Marcellus Shale has produced economic growth in New York, Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Residents in New York, Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania are leasing their land to allow for the drilling of natural gas on their property. The discovery and drilling of natural gas in the Marcellus Shale has created jobs and provided new revenue for many small towns in Pennsylvania. A large portion of Pennsylvania sits atop the Marcellus Shale including: Allegheny County, Bradford County, Washington County, Beaver County, Crawford County, Warren County, Forrest County, Clarion County, West Moreland County, Indiana County, and Lycoming County.
The exploration and drilling for natural gas from the Marcellus Shale is a dangerous job. Drilling accidents can lead to permanent injuries and death. Several accidents at Marcellus Shale drilling sites in Pennsylvania have left workers with serious injuries.
Drilling and exploration of the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania has great economic potential. However, with the rapid growth of this industry in Pennsylvania, there are risks. Potential risks from the drilling of natural gas in Pennsylvania may include:
- Work Place Injuries
- Hazardous Chemicals
- Industrial Accidents
- Air Pollutants
- Contaminated Water
- Damage to Roads
Gas explosions pose a risk to workers and to the public. Gas explosions and fires can occur at drilling sites and in pipe lines. Gas explosions can cause death, damage to private property, the evacuation of homes, and the release of toxic chemicals in the air and water. Gas explosions and fires also place first responders such as police officers, paramedics, and firefighters at risk. If you or a loved one was injured in a gas explosion call the attorneys at Berger and Green.
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Generally, people injured in work accidents, including oil and gas well accidents, are entitled to worker’s compensation. Injured victims of accidents at work may also be entitled to seek money damages for injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering from other sources in addition to their employers.
Personal Injury Lawyer Near Me (412) 424-6079
At Berger and Green, we understand the seriousness of the injuries associated with drilling and gas explosions. Our attorneys will meet with you in the hospital or at your home at no charge. The attorneys at Berger and Green offer a free, no obligation evaluation of your claim. The lawyers at Berger and Green can help protect your rights against large oil and gas companies. Do not wait to call an attorney if you have been injured in a Marcellus Shale gas drilling accident
The lawyers at Berger and Green are ready to help individuals who suffer a serious injury from a Marcellus Shale gas explosion or any accident related to the drilling of natural gas in Pennsylvania. Berger and Green will represent injured workers of gas companies. Berger and Green have over 40 years of experience representing the injured in Pennsylvania. Call Berger and Green today to discuss your case for free.