The proximity of the Barnett Shale means the oil and gas industry is booming in North Texas. However, all the drilling that’s going on in the local natural gas area poses a very real risk of serious injuries and death to workers and citizens living in close proximity to the wells and pipeline alike if an explosion were to occur.
Gas explosions can be caused by malfunctioning industrial equipment, deterioration of the pipeline, negligent drilling or digging, machinery flaws, or any number of potential circumstances.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed due to a Texas gas field explosion, it is a good idea to consult with an experienced Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury attorney as you may be entitled to compensation.
Injured Gas Field Workers
Oil and gas fields are commonly regarded as some of the most dangerous work place environments in existence. In most cases, oil and gas field employees are covered by their employer’s workers comp plan. Since the injuries commonly sustained in gas explosions are often extremely severe, however, it is worth exploring options to recover additional compensation.
If the explosion which injured you was the result of a third party’s negligence, for example, such as an employee of another company, you are probably entitled to make a claim for damages against their employer – over and beyond any benefits you might receive from your own employer’s workers comp policy.
Members of the Public Injured in Gas Industry Explosions
In 2012, a liquid petroleum gas pipeline owned by Chevron exploded in Ellis County causing the town of Milford to be evacuated. Fortunately, no-one was injured in that particular incident, although the potential for a large amount of people to suffer severe injuries in any future incidents remains high – particularly as natural gas wells can be found in very close proximity to many North Texas neighborhoods.
Industrial gas leaks, pipeline explosions, and oil and gas field fires can cause massive property damage, serious injuries, and fatalities. If you or a member of your family has suffered a loss due to a gas field explosion caused by the mineral or energy company’s negligence, you deserve to be fairly and adequately compensated for your injuries.
Board Certified Gas Explosion Injury Lawyers
Contact the Anderson Law Firm in Fort Worth, TX today for a free, no obligation consultation with a board certified personal injury and wrongful death attorney experienced in handling gas explosion lawsuits.
Call us toll free at 800-354-6275 or locally at 817-294-1900.
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