Posted: June 30, 2023

Fracking Sites May Be Dangerous

Fracking sites are volatile. Between the machinery and the amount of pressure and gas being worked with, an accident can be catastrophic. If you or a loved one was injured because of one of these sites, you may have a case worthy of compensation. At Kline & Specter, we offer free evaluations to hear your story and see if negligence was involved in a fracking injury. Here are some potential options:

Employee Negligence

Pursuing legal action for a case of employee negligence can be difficult. But the fact of the matter is that if someone wasn’t doing their job properly and it resulted in an injury, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Your entire life could be negatively affected due to negligence that only mere seconds. And sometimes in this situation, while a fellow employee caused the injury, it may be their supervisor not training them properly that caused the negligence. In either case, our law firm will listen to the details of your case during a free evaluation.

Fracking Site Negligence

Fracking is an involved process that deals with large machinery and wide areas of work. If the site isn’t properly maintained, injuries can occur. Maybe a certain work area wasn’t cordoned off correctly or chemicals were not contained properly. Both instances can lead to severe injury or even death of an individual. If this occurs, it could have been caused by negligence on the part of a company for providing inadequate training or failing to follow proper worksite procedures to maintain safety.

Machinery Negligence

Sometimes the negligence to be pursued for a fracking injury isn’t even on the site itself. If a repair shop or garage did not correctly repair the machinery an employee was working with, that can lead to a serious hazard. It takes an experienced law firm like Kline & Specter to investigate the cause of a workplace injury and take action against those who are truly to blame for a catastrophic injury.

In one fracking case, we obtained a substantial confidential settlement for two workers who suffered crush injuries to their hands when a crane operator dropped a load at an inopportune time.

Additionally, our firm has achieved many verdicts and settlements resulting from workplace injuries, the largest of which were a $36.4 million settlement for a worker killed in an explosion at an oil refinery and a $30 million settlement for a worker who suffered catastrophic injuries in a fall from an improperly designed and maintained cell tower. We also obtained a nearly $10.6 million settlement for a truck driver whose legs were crushed when a 5,000-pound steel pipe rolled off his truck during unloading and a $9.2 million verdict for a Reading sanitation worker whose leg was amputated in a screw conveyor at a meat processing plant.

For fracking site injuries, there are many factors to consider and it can be overwhelming. That’s why we offer free case evaluations at Kline & Specter. We handle cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York. For cases outside those states, Kline & Specter works with local attorneys in each state as applicable.