Natural Gas Injuries & Death

Over 60 Years of Combined Experience

Morgantown Well-Site Injury Lawyers

Supporting Victims of Oil and Gas Safety Incidents

Natural gas well sites are some of the most dangerous places to work in the country. In fact, seven times as many workers are killed in the oil and gas extraction field than in any other occupation.

At the same time, jobs related to natural gas pipeline construction increased 400% from 2017 to 2018 in West Virginia. It is an important industry, but unfortunately, injuries on the job are likely to be an ongoing concern for natural gas well workers.

Were you injured near a well site while working? Call our work injury attorneys in Morgantown and Clarksburg today at (304) 244-4433for a free initial consultation.

Well Site Hazards

At Shaffer Madia Law, we understand the ins and outs of well site work—and the kinds of hazards to which these sites are prone. We have handled many of these cases in our Morgantown personal injury practice.

We have experience litigating various kinds of well site injury and death cases. Some of the causes of accidents in the oil and gas industry include:


  • Exposure to Hydrocarbon Vapors resulting in death (read recent complaint filed)
  • Explosions due to multiple ignitions sources
  • Falling equipment
  • Burns
  • Chemical Exposure
  • Electrical and Equipment Hazards

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Recent Complaint Filed

Click below to read a complaint that we filed in a recent case involving exposure to hydrocarbon vapors resulting in death.

Our Background

Shaffer Madia Law is a renowned injury firm with experience in all kinds of personal and workplace injury cases. Attorney Sam Madia, in particular, has niche experience handling natural gas well site lawsuits.

Mr. Madia began his career as a defense lawyer representing various entities in lawsuits where individuals were seriously injured or killed at well sites. He gained invaluable experience learning about well sites’ inner workings. Now, Mr. Madia represents individuals in the same types of cases that he once defended.

With our inside knowledge, we can give your case the best chance possible of successful litigation. We can fight to recover your medical costs and other damages—that way, the only thing you have to worry about is your recovery.

Why Hire Shaffer Madia Law?
  • 60 Years of Combined Experience
  • Resolved 135+ Lawsuits Involving Serious & Fatal Job Site Injuries
  • Resolved a Variety of Wrongful Death & Serious Injury Cases
  • Strong Track Record of Successful Verdicts & Settlements
  • Successfully Represented Numerous Victims of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • Sam Madia Was a Former Trucking Attorney
  • Joe Shaffer Was Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney for Two Decades
  • Free Case Evaluations
$13,800,000 Recovery Truck Crash Causing Death
Our client’s family member was killed as a result of a trucking company’s wrongful conduct. Our team secured a sizable settlement for the family’s loss.
  • $325,000 Recovery Assault and Battery
  • $1,175,000 Recovery Car Accident I-79

Client Testimonials

The Opinions that Matter Most

    “Sam is much more than an excellent lawyer. He is an excellent human being. If I need representation again Sam will be that call.” - Kyle L
    “Sam Madia has a kind, caring, considerate heart. His competitive spirit makes him a great lawyer. He always has a kind word for all he meets.” - Suzanne C.
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