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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
  • Electrocutions
  • Explosions
  • Fires
  • 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) 719-3190 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.