Hydraulic Fracking - Accident Attorneys In Pennsylvania Who Demand Justice
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For many years, natural gas was difficult to extract in Pennsylvania. This changed when oil companies discovered hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," a controversial form of oil and gas drilling that involves pumping fluid underground to free trapped natural gas.
Since 2008, thousands of new oil and gas hydraulic fracking wells have been drilled in Pennsylvania, mainly in the Marcellus Shale formation near Towanda and other towns in Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania.
But fracking drilling has come with price:
- Environmental hazards
- Water contamination
- Serious injury accidents
Why is hydraulic fracking drilling dangerous and hazardous?
Many people object to fracking because of the environmental hazards associated with this form of drilling. Fracking has been linked to water contamination. That's because millions of gallons of water mixed with toxic and dangerous chemicals are pumped into the ground.
And while many industries have become safer in recent years, the number of workplace accidents involving oil rig workers has skyrocketed. And it's not just fracking sites that are dangerous. It's the roads leading to them. Nearly one-third of fatalities involving oil and gas workers involve fatal traffic accidents. The reason? Millions of gallons of water need to be trucked to fracking drill rigs every day.
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. Call (866) 326-0100.
What are the common causes of fracking accidents in Pennsylvania?
Fracking accidents can happen for any number of reasons. Some of the most common causes of fracking accidents include the following:
- Explosions - Fracking drill rigs may explode because of built-up pressure.
- Unsafe working conditions - Employers have a responsibility to make drilling rigs safe, but some fail to do so.
- Defective equipment - Drills not manufactured according to specifications may cause accidents.
- Improper maintenance of equipment - Older drills need to be maintained properly to keep people safe.
- Untrained workers - Drillers unfamiliar with hydraulic fracturing may cause drilling accidents.
No matter what type of drilling accident you're dealing with, contact us. We can help you decide what to do if you have been injured in a drilling accident. We're especially knowledgeable about fracking accidents in Towanda and other communities located above the Marcellus Shale formation.
"What should I do if I'm injured in a fracking accident in Pennsylvania?"
Seek immediate medical attention, and then contact us. Having an experienced Pennsylvania fracking accident attorney on your side can often make a dramatic difference in the outcome of your case.
"Why should I hire a lawyer if I'm injured in a Pennsylvania fracking accident?"
When you have a hard-working, results-driven fracking accident lawyer working for you, you can take an aggressive stance against fracking companies, insurance companies and anyone who stands in your way of getting the compensation you rightfully deserve.
You can learn more about this topic and many more on our page devoted to frequently asked questions about fracking. We strive to do our part to keep the public informed. In addition to providing information on this website, and we are actively involved in your community.
Put your trust in a Pennsylvania fracking accident attorney who delivers results
Accidents often aren't accidents. People sometimes sustain a serious injury or die because of someone else's reckless or negligent behavior. With so much at stake, it's critical you take action if someone or some company was at fault. Otherwise, you may pay the price for their actions.
You didn't do anything wrong. You shouldn't have to pay for someone else's mistakes. Demand the justice you rightfully deserve. Contact O'Malley & Langan and discover what we can do for you. We know how to win, and we have the case results to prove it.
Put your trust in us. Contact O'Malley & Langan right now. Call (866) 326-0100 and schedule a free case evaluation today. We work on a contingency fee basis. That means you only pay us if we win. It's that simple. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contact us from anywhere in Pennsylvania. We have offices in Scranton, Pittston and Towanda.
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