Representing Workers Injured In Ohio Drilling Accidents
Oil and gas drilling has always been dangerous work. Despite safety regulations, it remains a hazardous occupation today, whether it takes place on an offshore rig, on a prairie or in a gas field in the mountainous Marcellus Shale region.
At Kelley & Ferraro, LLP, our personal injury and wrongful death practice includes injuries to oil and gas drilling workers. We have extensive experience with work injuries and third-party negligence claims. You can rely on our lawyers’ dedication to getting results for our clients.
Drilling and fracking operations are notoriously dangerous. From leaks causing water contamination to catastrophic accidents, workers and nearby residents are at risk for injury. Some of the most frequent types of accidents include:
- Toxic exposure
- Rig collapse
- Machinery/equipment failures
- Truck accidents
- Well blowouts
These accidents can be caused by issues such as safety violations, defective or worn equipment, lack of training and failure to perform timely safety inspections. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation as well as compensation from a separate personal injury suit against a negligent third party.
Drilling and fracking workers may suffer burn injuries, crush injuries, broken bones, amputations, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. These injuries can lead to temporary or permanent disability and wrongful death. We represent families that have lost loved ones in drilling accidents.