Oil and Gas Drilling Accidents – Attorneys In Pennsylvania Who Demand Justice
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Oil and gas drilling in Pennsylvania has dramatically increased in recent years. Hydraulic fracking above the Marcellus Shale has spawned many boom towns like Towanda, creating thousands of jobs and attracting oil workers from across the country to work there.
But there’s another side to oil and gas drilling in Pennsylvania. It’s the impact of drilling accidents on oil workers and the environment. In 2012, oil and gas drilling accidents killed 138 people nationwide, a 10-year high, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). And water contamination caused by drilling has become a serious problem in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Families are affected as well. Whether you are a worker who was injured while on the job, a family dealing with water contamination and other issues or healthcare concerns, or a landowner needing representation in addressing lease or royalty issues, O’Malley & Langan can help.
Make sure you protect your rights. Contact O’Malley & Langan, an experienced Pennsylvania drilling accident law firm. As one of the founders of the Marcellus Shale Oil & Gas Litigation Group, O’Malley & Langan knows what it takes to get the job done right. We also handle drilling lease disputes throughout Pennsylvania, from Scranton to Pittston, Hazleton and Towanda.
What are the common causes of drilling accidents in Pennsylvania?
Drillings accidents happen for a wide range of reasons. Some of the most common causes of drilling accidents include:
- Unsafe working conditions
- Fires and explosions
- Defective equipment
- Improper maintenance of equipment
- Pressurized pipe explosions
- Lack of training for workers
- Falls from a height while working on a drill rig
“What should I do if I’m injured in a drilling accident in Pennsylvania?”
Knowing what to do if you’ve been injured in a drilling accident can be difficult. There are so many issues that need to be addressed, from your personal safety to protecting your legal rights. If you were injured in an oil and gas drilling accident, seek emergency medical help right away. Then contact us as soon as you can. We can take care of everything else and make sure your rights are protected. Act promptly. A delay may affect your legal rights. Call (800) 817-2667.
“Why should I hire a lawyer if I’m injured in a Pennsylvania drilling accident?”
There are several reasons why you should hire a drilling accident attorney to help with your claim. When you have an experienced lawyer on your side, you can take an aggressive stance against drilling companies in Pennsylvania. A drilling accident attorney can work with you and handle all aspects of your case, including:
- Investigating your drilling accident
- Dealing directly with the drilling company
- Negotiating with insurance companies
- Interviewing witnesses
- Consulting with experts
- Negotiating a settlement with the drilling company
- Taking the drilling company to court
- Filing a drilling accident lawsuit on your behalf
- Appealing your drilling court decision if necessary
Put your trust in a Pennsylvania drilling accident attorney who delivers results
We believe clients deserve an attorney who pays attention to their needs. That’s why you won’t get the runaround when you contact us. You’ll discover a team of accomplished Northeastern Pennsylvania attorneys prepared to do what it takes to win your case.
We take every case personally at O’Malley & Langan. We listen to our clients’ needs. We respond to their requests. We respect people as individuals. We don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach. We work closely to develop a legal strategy that’s right for you.
Don’t settle for less than you rightfully deserve for your drilling accident. Demand justice. Contact O’Malley & Langan right now. Call (800) 817-2667 and schedule a free case evaluation. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help you get your life back on track.