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West Virginia is home to enormous natural gas resources. As a result, the gas drilling industry is a big economic force in the state. However, the gas drilling field is also notorious for being one of the most dangerous occupations in the country. Workers are constantly subjected to unfathomable risks involving chemical exposures and burns, explosions, crushed appendages, and in the most extreme cases, death. If you are a worker in the gas fields, you risk a considerable amount as the result of the nature of your work.
It is entirely possible you may be injured at some point or another on the job, and even more likely you will witness someone else’s serious injury. If you are unfortunate enough to encounter such an accident while working in the fields, you are entitled to fair compensation for all of your medical bills, lost wages, and even the pain and suffering associated with your injury.
However, more often than not, the gas companies will try to settle out of court with injured parties for far less than they are entitled to. Therefore, in the event of injury, it is imperative for anyone working in the high risk field of the natural gas industry to consult a qualified attorney to help get the compensation they deserve. Let a West Virginia natural gas injury lawyer help ease the civil claims process.
Hiring a West Virginia natural gas lawyer familiar with the compensation packages associated with such on the job injuries is paramount to ensuring a prompt investigation is had and that the necessary parties are held fully responsible. The reason the gas companies are so willing to settle out of court is because they are aware they will be held responsible in the courts.
Do not let your or your loved one’s injuries fall prey to such cost saving industry tactics. Natural gas workers risk their lives for their jobs. They should not have to settle for less than they deserve should injury befall them.
Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law