Marcellus Shale Issues
With the commencement of drilling in the Marcellus Shale, many workers have moved to Pennsylvania with the prospect of staying for a period and then moving back home. Many of these workers have few, if any, ties to the local community and many stay in hotels. Some stay on the gas rigs while others rent apartments and generally look at it as a short-term engagement. They are often insured through workers’ compensation insurance in other states — that said, if an accident occurs in Pennsylvania, the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania control any legal claim for personal injuries or workers’ compensation.
If you or someone close to you has been injured in the Marcellus Shale formation, it is important to understand your rights and how you may be compensated to address medical bills, healing and lost wages. Damages may be compensable in the form of workers’ compensation or a personal injury claim.
We at The Waffenschmidt Law Firm, LLC, have a comprehensive knowledge of construction and industrial work injuries and are prepared to bring our more than 35 years of combined experience to do everything possible to maximize your compensation. Our Williamsport lawyers are prepared to work on cases involving:
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Oil truck accidents