What can an out of state gas well worker do if he or she gets hurt? Man. I really wish more people would ask me that question! It’s unfortunate that many folks don’t know the West Virginia laws that protect them in the case of an accident. We got strict regulations and if they are broken, we can usually get you much more money to cover your damages than worker’s compensation provides. When you are injured and your boss tells you, “Go on home, file your claim, that’s all we got for ya.” Well, I say baloney! There’s definitely more an experienced attorney can do for you.
If you do get injured, the first thing you want to do is find a lawyer who knows the industry. If you called me, I’d start with finding out exactly what happened. We’ve got to talk about who hurt you. Was it the independent contractor, the subcontractor or your employer? Was someone driving a truck that hadn’t been welded properly? Were you hit by a drunk driver? Don’t just assume that your case isn’t worth something because of your home state laws. Call us up and let us figure it out with you. We’ve done cases for people where a truck from another company broke loose with a piece of equipment or failed on its brakes for one reason or another. We’ve had exhausted drivers crash into our out of state workers. West Virginia law stretches far and wide to cover all sorts of different cases.
It’s important that you talk to a lawyer who is experienced in West Virginia because the money we can get you is based upon the law here. It doesn’t matter what the law of Louisiana and Oklahoma and Texas is, if you’re working in West Virginia, you’re our guest here and we’re going to use our law to protect you. So give me a call and I’ll tell you what the rules and the laws are in our state and what kind of money you’re allowed to claim.
As a lawyer in West Virginia who has been doing this for more than thirty years, I know the regulations here pretty well. It’s critical that your attorney not only understand the state laws, but the federal laws as well. Here at The Segal Law Firm, we have dealt with several gas worker cases and we know exactly where to start looking for answers. We have a toll free number, so even if you are from out of state, you can give us a call anytime. I’d be more than happy to talk to you about your injury and find out if there is any way we can seek help for you and your family. Our number is 855-344-9100.