Representing Gas and Oil Drillers
Roughnecks is a term applied to the gritty men and women who work on gas and oil drilling rigs. As you can imagine many hazards are present in such an environment. At Willis, Willis & Rizzi we have represented roughnecks in personal injury claims when malfunctions have occurred at drilling sites and workers have been injured.
One technique used in drilling is called directional drilling, where a sophisticated drill head that can wobble is used to change the direction of the drill. The control pack that runs the drill head is powered by a lithium ion battery. Lithium ion batteries are very sensitive to heat, and a lot of heat is generated when drilling underground. In a personal injury case we handled, the drill head overheated due to a malfunction, lack of adequate cooling, and negligence by supervisors which resulted in the lithium ion battery exploding underground, and a toxic plume of gas rose up through the well bore and enveloped the nearby workers, causing them to become sick. This injury case involved many facets from product liability relative to the faulty drill head, to a negligence case against the supervisors who were supposed to be monitoring the equipment for signs of overheating.
In a case like the one described above, you need a thoughtful and dedicated personal injury law firm to advocate on your behalf. A firm like Willis, Willis & Rizzi, who are willing to commit resources and time to a single case to get to the truth and win a judgement or settlement on behalf of the injured parties. The majority of personal injury attorneys and law firms take a mass volume approach to their businesses. They are dealing with so many injury cases that they are under pressure to move cases along and push for limited and unfair settlements and don’t put the necessary time and research in to handle a complex case. At Willis, Willis & Rizzi, if we take on your case you can expect to speak directly with one of our attorneys, and we will bring the full weight of our experience, expertise and available resources to represent your interests.
In Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia there is a tremendous amount of oil and gas drilling taking place. If you or a loved one has been injured at a drilling site, reach out to us to discuss your case. We represent Roughnecks.
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