The oil and natural gas reserves of the Marcellus Shale formation have made West Virginia an attractive area for energy development. Unfortunately, the rush to develop those resources has sometimes pushed safety to the side. At Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., our lawyers represent people who have been injured in accidents related to oil and gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale formation. No matter how you were injured, we offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case. We have offices in Charleston, Logan and Summersville.
Representing Injured Workers
If you have been injured at an oil and gas drilling site or while driving a truck on the job, your employer may steer you toward workers’ compensation benefits. However, workers’ compensation may not be your sole source of recovery.
While employers are generally immune from lawsuits in on-the-job injury cases, there is an exception in West Virginia if your injury was caused by your employer requiring you to work in conditions which violate federal or state safety regulations. Our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to determine if your case may fit the legal definition of deliberate intent.
Out-of-state workers: If you were injured while working at a drilling site in West Virginia, it’s important to contact a West Virginia lawyer who understands our state’s laws and courts.
Fighting For Accident Victims
Our lawyers also represent people who are injured as the result of:
- Oil and gas truck accidents
- Explosions and other accidents that affect adjacent property owners
- Accidents caused by dangerous property conditions at drilling sites
We work on a contingency basis. We don’t get paid unless you do.
Free Initial Consultation With a Marcellus Shale Fracking Accident Attorney
Contact our West Virginia law firm to schedule a free consultation with our Marcellus Shale accident lawyers in Charleston, Logan or Summersville. If you need our help, we are ready to serve your needs and protect your future.