Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a commonly used practice in Pennsylvania to extract natural gas from underground. However, the process is controversial and many believe it is hazardous to the environment. What many people don’t realize, however, is how dangerous fracking is for the people who work on the sites where the process occurs.

The fracking accident attorneys at Lundy Law are well aware that fracking is fraught with serious accidents, many of which lead to serious injury and even death.

Causes of Fracking Accidents in Pennsylvania

Many times, companies who engage in fracking don’t tell employees of the potential dangers. Even companies with strong safety measures in place have seen accidents happen and employees injured.

Some of the accidents reported in the fracking industry include:

  • Truck and vehicle accidents, including water pump, tanker, dump, operator or equipment trucks
  • Machinery accidents
  • Chemical, fracking brine or fuel fire burns
  • Explosions
  • Rig accidents
  • Fuel spills

Various Types of Injuries Can Affect Fracking Workers

Almost any type of accident can lead to serious injuries.

Some of the injuries fracking employees have suffered include:

  • Bone fractures
  • Brain Damage
  • Burns
  • Crushed limbs or other parts of the body
  • Disfigurement
  • Electrocution
  • Respiratory illnesses due to toxic fumes
  • Lacerations
  • Loss of limbs
  • Nerve damage
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Paralysis

Contact Fracking Accident Attorneys

If you have been injured in a fracking accident, your employer is required to provide you with workers’ compensation, even if you are partially or fully to blame for the accident. In some cases, your employer may attempt to deny your claim or miscalculate the amount you are to receive as lost wages. It is critical to hire a workers’ compensation attorney who will fight for your rights. This does not mean you plan to sue your employer. In fact, Pennsylvania law does not permit lawsuits for a workplace injury in most cases. Instead, the fracking accident lawyers at Lundy Law will simply make sure you receive what you are entitled to under the law.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a fracking accident, contact Lundy Law today to learn what rights you may have. We have helped people just like you get the compensation they are entitled to receive under the law. You can arrange for your initial, no obligation consultation by calling 1-800-Lundy Law or completing the simple form on our website.

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