Morgantown, West Virginia Personal Injury Attorney Jeffery Robinette has been selected from 2014-2017 as a Super Lawyer for Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiff.
Company Ordered to pay for damage from Natural Gas Extraction in Three WV Counties
Horizontal hydraulic fracturing has increased at breakneck speed in WV during the past three to four years. For this reason, we are just now seeing verdicts and settlements related to damages to people and contamination of their land which have been linked to fracking operations.
Water Contamination by Natural Gas Drilling Operations, Audits Reveal Violations at 15 Sites
Natural gas producer Trans Energy reached a settlement with federal and state regulators over polluting streams and wetlands in Marion, Wetzel and Marshall counties.
Rear end collisions are one of the most common types of accidents, and this type of impact can do serious damage to both the vehicles, the drivers, and the passengers inside. Rear end collisions typically occur at intersections or in heavy traffic where one car is stopped or slowed and another comes up behind it and is unable to stop in time. In most cases, the driver of the trailing car is at fault.
Problems with Water Quality Contamination near Gas and Oil Drilling Sites
The oil and gas industry in West Virginia was significant in our past and is vital to our future. Presently, the state of West Virginia is anticipating tremendous economic growth as the oil and gas industry develops. Not only are thousands of jobs being created, this homegrown energy could possibly eliminate some, if not all, of our dependence on other countries for our energy needs which may increase our national security. This natural gas resurgence could also be leveraged for the chemical and manufacturing industry in our state and exported globally in its liquefied form (LNG). Oil and gas fever is burning again.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a study which outlines concerns for the safety and health of those employed by oil and gas drilling companies who may be at risk for silicosis. Silicosis is a form of respiratory (lung) disease that results from inhaling silica dust. The microscopic fibers build up in the lung tissue, causing severe inflammation and scarring, thereby reducing the lungs' capacity to take in oxygen. Like similar toxic exposure diseases such as mesothelioma and asbestosis, silicosis often takes many years to develop into fatal respiratory symptoms. Chronic silicosis initially causes no symptoms, but symptoms may surface as long as fifteen to twenty years after silica dust exposure.
Freedom Industries Elk River Chemical Spill
Charleston, WV: According to West Virginia State Health officials, at least five people have been hospitalized and hundreds of residents have called the West Virginia Poison Center to report concerns or symptoms of toxic exposure related to a chemical spill in the Elk River, including nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, rashes, headache, and reddened skin.