We Know Oil, Gas And Mining Accidents. We Can Help You.

At the law firm of James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., we have a deep respect for the men and women who work in the oil, gas and mining industries. From our office in Charleston, West Virginia, our attorney represents workers and their families across West Virginia.

With decades of experience, we are well-equipped to handle a wide array of accidents that occur on the job. These include:

  • Hydraulic fracturing accidents — Whether you call it hydraulic fracturing, hydrofracking or just fracking, this method of extracting natural gas in West Virginia can pose many dangers. The brine can cause chemical burns, the chemicals can contaminate drinking water, the heavy machinery used can malfunction, and more.
  • Drilling accidents — Drilling for gas and oil is not an easy job. From thumper truck accidents to malfunctioning tools, opportunities abound for accidents. This is particularly true if the hoists, blowout preventers and other drilling equipment are defective or poorly maintained.
  • Gas well accidents — Gas well incidents at the Marcellus Shale and other sites can be serious or even fatal. They may involve pipeline explosions, tanker truck or water truck crashes and other problems.
  • Coal and metal mining injuries — Coal miners and metal miners are often in danger of developing serious ailments from breathing in coal dust or quartz dust. One of the most common and potentially deadly conditions is pneumoconiosis, better known as black lung disease. Miners can also be injured by unsafe platforms, collapsing stockpiles, electrocution and numerous other causes.
  • Surface mining injuries — Although those who work on the surface don't run the danger of being trapped in cave-ins, they face other job-related hazards. These can include injuries from slag disposal, smelting, rail car malfunctions, defective manlifts and more.

There Is No Need To Wait And Every Reason To Call Now. It's Free.

Strict time limitations apply after workplace accidents, which could bar your recovery. With our free initial consultations and contingency fee structure, there is no reason to wait to call.

Call our Charleston, West Virginia, office today at 304-347-5050, or contact our lawyer online for your free initial consultation. If you can't travel to us, we can arrange to meet you at your home or in the hospital.