Jobsite and home injuries due to fracking operations
Pennsylvania’s geology has made our state the perfect place for hydraulic fracturing — or “fracking” — methods to extract natural gas from underground. But the practice is controversial and often dangerous. Many critics say that fracking is risky to the environment and to human health. Just as important, but less noticed: accidents that occur at work sites can lead to serious lasting injuries, permanent impairment, or even death.
Fracking accidents, jobsite horrors
Fracking has become popular in part because mining operations are helping to revive Pennsylvania’s troubled economy. Fracking operations bring in millions of dollars in profits for the energy companies. Companies promise good jobs with good pay. They don’t always tell you about the risks at the workplace.
Even if your employer puts a strong emphasis on workplace safety, a single jobsite can have workers from over a dozen companies on location. Not every business will make safety their top concern. If you have been harmed in a fracking accident due to the negligence of someone employed by another company, you may have a legal claim against that worker and his company.
Fracking operations are dangerous and there are few safeguards available to employees working on fracking projects or for those who live near fracking sites. We have successfully represented those who have been severely injured as a result of negligence by others involved in fracking projects. Make Ostroff Injury Law your legal representative for your fracking workplace injury.
If you have been injured as a result of any of the fracking accidents described below, we can help you.
- Accidents involving trucks or vehicles used as part of fracking operations. This includes fracking water pump trucks, tanker trucks, dump trucks, operator trucks, or equipment trucks. These accidents caused by fracking vehicles occur on and off fracking sites.
- Accidents with machinery used at a fracking site.
- Burns caused by contact with chemical or fracking brine or from a rig or fuel fire.
- Explosions that occur on a fracking site from the gas or within a gas well, gas storage area, water well or pipe line.
- Rig Accident.
- Fuel Spill.
Ostroff Injury Law, Pennsylvania’s Premier Frackcident Injury Law Firm. Call 1(855)FRACKLAW or complete the form on the right.
Why you should make Jon Ostroff your Pennsylvania fracking injury attorney
Jon Ostroff will answer your questions, guide you through the legal process, and help you see justice served for your pain and suffering. For over 25 years, Jon Ostroff and his firm have successfully represented Pennsylvania clients from small towns and big cities across the state. We know the courts. We know the judges. We know the communities.
Jon has access to the big-city medical doctors in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh — or from out-of-state — that you need to prove the seriousness of your injury. If necessary, Jon will arrange for you to see one of these specialists if you can’t get the medical help you require locally. Small-town lawyers may stick with their friends who are small-town doctors, rather than work with the top specialists.
Jon Ostroff has a statewide reputation for excellence. He has earned this by taking tough cases and by obtaining millions of dollars for some of his Pennsylvania workplace injury clients. You can trust Jon to recover the right amount of money, either by a negotiating a fair settlement that meets your needs or taking your case to trial.
It’s risk free. Call us toll-free at (800) 818-8148 or fill in the contact form to get in touch with our professional team. There is no charge for the initial consultation, and we’ll be able to tell you if your case is likely to lead to a recovery. Jon will spend the time and money it takes to gather the evidence and prove your case. If unable to recover money for you, Jon will pay these costs himself.