Haynesville Shale Field Accident Attorneys

The Haynesville Shale, also sometimes called the Haynesville-Bossier Shale, is one of the country's top onshore natural gas fields. In fact, significant gas reserves in the United States are in various Texas counties, including Rusk County, Panola County, Nacogdoches County, Harrison County, and Gregg County. Recent fracking activity that has occurred in the Haynesville Shale has increased the number of drilling and production site accidents, as well as motor vehicle collisions on the various roads and highways on the way to these sites.

If you recently suffered an injury in the fracking activity that took place at the Haynesville Shale (or on the way there), you may be eligible to file a workers' compensation claim for benefits or a third-party claim for personal injury damages. The experienced Haynesville shale field accident attorneys at Wyatt Law Firm can thoroughly investigate your fracking accident and injuries and pursue the financial benefits and monetary compensation you deserve. Our aggressive legal team can handle all insurance company negotiations on your behalf and represent you during all legal proceedings in pursuit of the entire monetary recovery you deserve.

For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a skilled Haynesville shale field accident attorney, please contact us online today for more information.

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Why Choose Us to Handle Your Case?

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If you recently suffered injuries in a fracking accident, you want an aggressive team of attorneys who can fight for your legal interests and pursue the monetary benefits and compensation you deserve. In that regard, you should look no further than the experienced Haynesville shale field accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm. Our team of aggressive attorneys can promptly begin investigating your accident circumstances and can file a workers' compensation claim for benefits on your behalf. Additionally, we can pursue third-party compensation as part of a personal injury claim or lawsuit, depending upon your accident circumstances.

Unlike many law firms that resolve all of their cases out of court, we are not afraid to fight the insurance company head-on and take your case to an in-court legal proceeding, such as a civil jury trial, if that step becomes necessary. We aggressively fight for our client's rights and do everything possible to maximize their total monetary compensation.

Our law firm has a convenient location at 21 Lynn Batts Lane, Suite 10, San Antonio, TX 78218. Please call us today to find out how we can assist you with your fracking case and determine how much your workers’ compensation and/or third-party claim may be worth.

How Much Money Is My Haynesville Shale Field Accident Case Worth?

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Individuals who work in the fracking industry can suffer severe injuries and medical complications in an accident. As a result, they may incur high medical bills and may need to miss significant amounts of time from work to obtain treatment and attend various medical appointments.

Suppose a fracking worker suffers their injuries while on the job and within the scope of their employment, they may be eligible to file a claim for various workers' compensation benefits. As part of a workers' comp claim, an injured worker may receive monetary compensation for all of their related medical costs. They can also pursue a portion of their lost income. Other benefits that they may be eligible to recover include vocational rehabilitation benefits and various types of permanency benefits, such as for a permanent injury that they suffered in their shale field accident.

In addition to filing a claim for workers' compensation benefits following a fracking accident, an injured worker may be eligible to file a third-party claim with a negligent party’s insurance company based upon one or more negligent acts the party committed. For example, if the accident occurred in a motor vehicle collision that happened due to a third-party driver's negligence, the accident victim can file a personal injury claim with that driver’s insurance company seeking additional monetary damages.

Unlike workers' compensation benefits, third-party damages are fault-based. Therefore, to recover monetary compensation, an injured accident victim must establish several legal elements. First, they must demonstrate that the at-fault third party owed them a legal duty of reasonable care, which the third party subsequently violated. Additionally, they must establish that the accident and injuries occurred as a direct and proximate result of the third party's negligent actions or inactions.

As part of a third-party personal injury claim, an injured shale field worker may be eligible to receive various types of monetary compensation. The total compensation they receive will likely depend upon the amount of workers' compensation benefits they also recover, along with the nature and extent of their injuries, the total cost of their medical treatment, and the amount of time they missed from work. Potential monetary damages in a personal injury claim include compensation for related:

  • Lost income
  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Physical and mental pain and suffering
  • Loss of use of a body part (such as from paralysis)
  • Long-term care costs
  • Permanent cognitive impairments
  • Lost quality of life
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement

Our legal team can determine your eligibility for filing a workers' compensation claim for benefits, along with a third-party personal injury claim, and can take the necessary legal actions on your behalf to maximize the monetary damages you recover.

Where do Shale Field Accidents Typically Occur?

Accidents that take place on and around the Haynesville Shale are an unfortunately all-too-common occurrence, especially with the prevalence of drilling and production in this area. These accidents may occur not only at the fracking site but also on the roads leading to and from the site. If you sustained injuries in an accident that occurred in one of these areas, our legal team can promptly investigate your accident circumstances and determine your eligibility for filing a workers' compensation claim for benefits and/or a third-party personal injury claim seeking additional monetary damages.

Common Types of Haynesville Shale Field Accidents

Shale field accidents in and around Haynesville can take many different forms and may occur in a variety of ways. Some of the most common types of shale field accidents in the area include:

  • Truck accidents that involve service and drilling vehicles, where a truck operator fails to drive in a reasonably careful or safe manner, such as by engaging in distracted driving or intoxicated vehicle operation
  • Fires and explosions that take place in the Haynesville Shale
  • Workers' toxic exposure to harmful chemicals, including hydrogen sulfide gas, in the Haynesville Shale
  • Failure of site supervisors to properly monitor workers and ensure safe working conditions
  • Other acts of negligence by third parties that occur in the region

If you suffered injuries in a fracking-related accident, consult our legal team right away about your potential options and the best way to move forward with your case. Our team can gather the necessary evidence, file the appropriate claim or lawsuit on your behalf, handle all negotiations with insurance company representatives, and pursue the full workers' compensation benefits or third-party damages you deserve to recover in your case.

Types of Injuries that Workers Suffer in Fracking Accidents

Individuals who work on the Haynesville Shale are unfortunately prone to suffering severe injuries in any accident that occurs on the site. Moreover, many occurrences involve large and heavy machinery, including motor vehicles, leading to the seriousness of potential injuries that accident victims sustain. Some of the most common types of injuries that fracking workers may suffer in an occurrence include:

If you suffered any of these injuries in a recent fracking accident, our legal team can handle all of the legal components of your case while you focus on getting the medical treatment you need and making a full recovery from your injuries.

Fighting the Insurance Company after a Fracking Accident

Fighting the Insurance Company after a Fracking Accident

If you sustained injuries in a fracking accident that occurred while you were on the job and while you were working within the scope of your employment, our legal team can pursue a workers' compensation claim for various benefits. In that situation, we will be dealing with your employer's insurance company. Similarly, if you are eligible to file a third-party claim based upon someone else’s negligence, we will be dealing with the insurance company for the at-fault individual or entity who caused your accident.

When dealing with insurance companies, particularly during third-party personal injury claims and lawsuits, settlement adjusters and other insurance company representatives can be extremely difficult to deal with. In general, it is not in the insurance company's best interest to offer you fair monetary recovery to settle your case. Instead, insurance companies want to keep as much of their money in-house as possible, and they accomplish this goal by paying you as little money as possible to resolve your case.

When securing the monetary benefits and damages you deserve, our lawyers do not give up. We can fight for your legal rights and interests throughout every stage of the process and will do everything we can to maximize your overall monetary award. Expressly, we can point to the favorable aspects of your medical treatment records and other potential evidence in your case. We can also retain experts who can testify on your behalf if your third-party case ultimately proceeds to a civil jury trial. Finally, we can threaten the insurance company with litigation in a third-party case if they refuse to compensate you fairly for your fracking injuries.

Our experienced and compassionate attorneys can also help you make essential and intelligent decisions throughout your case, including whether to accept a particular settlement offer or take your case to court. Whatever you decide, our lawyers will aggressively advocate for your legal rights and work to maximize your overall compensation award.

Steps to Take Following a Haynesville Shale Field Accident

Following a shale field accident that occurs in Haynesville, there are specific steps that you should take. First, you should retain all necessary documents pertaining to your accident and injuries, including police reports, witness statements, incident reports, medical treatment records, and medical bills. You should then forward all of this documentation to us when you retain us for legal representation in your case.

Additionally, following a shale field accident, seek ongoing medical treatment for your injuries and follow through with all medical treatment recommendations from various healthcare providers. However, you should refrain from unilaterally stopping your medical treatment and discharging yourself from a medical facility or provider's care. Taking these actions may cause an insurance company to become skeptical of your injuries and may dissuade them from accepting your claim or awarding you the total amount of financial compensation that you deserve.

Speak with an Experienced Haynesville Shale Field Accident Lawyer about Your Legal Matter Today

Paula A. Wyatt
Paula A. Wyatt, Haynesville Shale Field Accident Attorney

If you recently sustained injuries in a fracking accident while you were on the job, seek out experienced legal representation right away. The last thing you want to do after suffering an injury is to spend hours on the phone with a pushy insurance adjuster. Wondering how you are going to pay your bills can be a stressful experience. The knowledgeable lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm have the knowledge, skills, and experience to obtain the total compensation you deserve through a workers' compensation claim and/or a third-party personal injury claim. We will do everything possible to streamline your case and obtain the total monetary benefits and compensation you need for the losses you suffered in your accident. Best of all, we can do this for you while you focus on the most critical thing: fully recovering from your injuries.

If your injury leaves you unable to work, you need legal help as soon as possible. For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a skilled personal injury lawyer, please call us at (210) 942-9456 or contact us online today to learn more.


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