Most people who look at oil and gas industry pay rates think that workers in this field are paid quite well. What these individuals don't seem to realize though is that this line of work isn't easy. It's dangerous too. Employees in the oil and gas industry have some...
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Reducing injuries in the oil and gas industries
On Behalf of Gellner Law Offices | Sep 30, 2019 | Oil & Gas Injuries
When people think of West Virginia, oil and gas may not be the first industries that come to mind. Nevertheless, many people working in these areas suffer injuries in the state every year. In fact, these injuries are not state-specific. The oil and gas industry...
Chemical exposure concerns for oil and gas industry workers
On Behalf of Gellner Law Offices | Jul 18, 2019 | Oil & Gas Injuries
While it is no secret that certain West Virginia work environments are more dangerous than others, those who live and work near the state's oil and gas developments may face particularly high risks of chemical exposure and related health risks. At [nap_names...
The dangers of working on an oil rig
On Behalf of Gellner Law Offices | Apr 5, 2019 | Oil & Gas Injuries
If you work on an oil rig in West Virginia, you need to be aware the job is fraught with risk. From injuries to long-term diseases, the work conditions can lead to a variety of issues. Safety must be of utmost concern in and around oil facilities.According to the...
What do you need to know to work in the oil and gas industry?
On Behalf of Gellner Law Offices | Dec 24, 2018 | Oil & Gas Injuries
The oil and gas industry in West Virginia provides you with many career opportunities. This growing industry is a great place to establish yourself in a job that offers great pay and future possibilities. To know if this field is right for you, you need to take a look...
Could technology make offshore drilling safer?
On Behalf of Gellner Law Offices | Sep 4, 2018 | Oil & Gas Injuries
There are many dangerous professions in West Virginia. One of the toughest is offshore drilling. Not only are you away from your family but you are also in the middle of a body of water. Getting help or reacting to an emergency is hindered by the job location. Then,...
What are the safety hazards of oil and gas extraction?
On Behalf of Gellner Law Offices | Jun 26, 2018 | Oil & Gas Injuries
Extracting gas or oil is a dangerous business in West Virginia, but it also is a necessary one. Those who work in this field face daily hazards that could cost them their lives but they do so to help everyone else get the energy sources they need. If you choose to...
What causes common injuries in the oil and gas industry?
On Behalf of Gellner Law Offices | Apr 2, 2018 | Oil & Gas Injuries
Working in the oil and gas industry can be very dangerous in West Virginia. As a worker, you should be aware of the common injuries that occur and why. This can help you to be more aware and avoid potential injuries yourself. According to E&E News, most accidents...
Recent oil rig explosion leaves suffering and loss in its wake
On Behalf of Gellner Law Offices | Feb 22, 2018 | Oil & Gas Injuries
The oil and gas industry supports a major part of the American economy, but it’s also extremely dangerous work. Highly flammable substances surround oil workers. A single spark or mistake can trigger a deadly explosion.At the end of January, one such explosion...
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