Philadelphia Marcellus Shale Injury Lawyers Help Victims Seek Justice and Remuneration for the Harms They Suffer

Accidents on Marcellus Shale work sites lead to a wide range of serious, life-threatening injuries including chemical and burn injuries

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration has established strict regulations for natural gas companies to ensure that employees work in a safe environment free from chemical and burn injuries, in particular. Unfortunately, corporate greed and the desire to save time and money often result in rules and regulations being ignored. Some of the most common and serious injuries caused by Marcellus Shale accidents include:

  • Flesh burns caused by contact with dangerous drilling chemicals
  • Lung damage from inhaling toxic fumes
  • Eye damage and injuries from chemical exposure
  • Chronic illnesses cause by systematic exposure to hazardous materials
  • Wrongful death

What is hydrofracking and how does it lead to accidents?

Hydrofracking is a relatively new practice used in the harvesting of natural gas from underground sources. The process begins by injecting water, sand and a variety of chemicals into the ground to create cracks or fissures. Natural gas is then released through these cracks and funneled into natural gas wells installed above the ground. While an effective means of sourcing natural gas, hydrofracking is also a dangerous procedure that is known to cause significant injuries if companies are negligent or reckless in their practices. The chemical mixtures that are injected into the ground are proprietary blends that contain extremely toxic and hazardous materials. Workers that come into contact with these chemicals often suffer excruciating chemical burns. Our Philadelphia workplace accident lawyers have extensive experience helping victims and their families recover damages for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. We take the time to fully investigate your case and develop a strong legal strategy to help you move on with your life in the best possible position.

For Reliable and Responsive Legal Guidance, call Our Leading Philadelphia Marcellus Shale Injury Lawyers

At McCann & Wall, LLC, our primary goal is to help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve for your injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured due to exposure to chemicals used in Marcellus Shale drilling, consult an experienced Philadelphia personal injury lawyer that has extensive knowledge of the natural gas industry. For a free consultation, call us at 215-569-8488 or 302-888-1221. You can also contact us online at your convenience. We represent clients in Pennsylvania, including Chester County and Delaware County,  Delaware and New Jersey.