Oil and Gas Explosions

Compensation for Injuries Due to Oil and Gas Explosions

Drilling for gas and oil is one of West Virginia’s leading industries. It is also one of the most dangerous for workers.

If you have been injured in a gas and oil explosion or other on-the-job accident, it is important to discuss your case with an attorney.

I am J. Burton Hunter, III, a personal injury lawyer with more than 30 years of experience. I can analyze the facts of your case and tell you whether you may be able to recover financial compensation in a personal injury claim.

As a native West Virginian, I know that people working in the gas and oil industry are at high risk of work-related injuries, including those involving:

  • Gas and oil explosions
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Heavy equipment accidents
  • Back injuries
  • Burns
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Falling accidents
  • Drilling rig injuries
  • Oil field accidents

West Virginia has vast gas reserves. In our valley alone, there were probably 300 wells drilled in the last five years. Every time you crack a well, there is the potential for setting off an explosion, as flammable material is brought up into the air.

Gas and oil accidents are legally complex. They require proving that the employer’s negligence was so great that injury to workers was their deliberate intent. Not every work-related injury in the gas and oil industry meets that standard. I will investigate the circumstances of your case and determine whether your case does.

To arrange a free consultation and case evaluation, please contact my office in Buckhannon, West Virginia. Call toll free 304-472-7477.