Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

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Chemical spills can cause dangerous exposure to toxic chemicals, both for oil rig workers and residents of nearby communities. The process of drilling for oil and gas involves high-pressure injections of millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals – including highly toxic substances, such as benzene and lead – into the well. Workers at oil fields are often repeatedly exposed to toxic chemicals over prolonged periods of time, which can give rise to hidden injuries and illnesses that may not be diagnosed for months or even years after exposure. In addition, the chemicals may potentially seep into groundwater, endangering residents of communities situated near oil and gas fields.

Increasingly, negative health impacts are being linked to toxic chemicals used and environmental toxins produced by oil drilling activities. These health problems include:

  • Headaches, nausea, and dizziness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Eye and skin irritation
  • Chemical burns
  • Nerve Damage
  • Asthma
  • Neurological disorders
  • Liver failure
  • Leukemia and other cancers

Often, the harm caused by exposure to toxic chemicals due to oil and gas drilling is irreversible. If you believe that your serious illness or the death of a loved one was caused by toxic chemical exposure or groundwater contamination from oil and gas drilling activities, HMG and the Schafer Law Firm can help you seek just compensation for your injuries. Together, we have the resources it takes to fully investigate the cause of the chemical exposure and to hold the responsible parties accountable for causing your injuries.

Gas and oil accident cases are legally complex. You will greatly improve your chances of receiving a fair settlement if you seek the assistance of an attorney with experience litigating these types of cases. HMG and the Schafer Law Firm are relentless in the pursuit of justice on behalf of Bakken oil and gas field workers who have suffered irreparable harm as a result to toxic chemical exposure. If you or a loved one has suffered an oil field injury anywhere in North Dakota, call the legal team of Hilliard Munoz Gonzales LLP and the Schafer Law Firm, toll-free, at (800) 334-3298 for a free consultation. We handle all gas and oil field accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you won't pay a legal fee unless we recover money in your case.