The natural gas boom associated with the Marcellus and Utica shale has helped north central West Virginia in a lot of ways. There are good paying jobs, and hotels are filled with employees and contractors from all over the U.S. When these folks come to Harrison, Doddridge, Wetzel, or Tyler Counties (as well as many other counties throughout the region), workers spend their money on food and entertainment, and the good people of West Virginia often benefit. However, as shown by the U.S. Government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (, those workers are risking their lives to drill for oil and gas, and all too often, workers suffer a serious injury or die on the job.

If you, a friend or a loved one gets injured while working on a drilling rig or associated business for Antero, CNX, Chesapeake, Equitable or some other oil and gas company, you need to talk to the lawyers at Goddard & Wagoner. Our lawyers have been involved in cases involving serious injuries and death on drilling rigs, pipe transportation, and related natural gas activities. We have tried cases in Wetzel County, Doddridge County, Harrison County, and many other counties in the region. We will help investigate your claim, and help get the maximum compensation.

We have the experience and the resources to prepare your case, to review your injuries and damages, and to aggressively negotiate with the responsible entities. Our lawyers have been been recognized as Best Lawyers in AmericaSuper Lawyers – Rising StarsBest Lawyers in West VirginiaNational Top 40 Under 40, and Goddard & Wagoner has been recognized as a Top Law Firm byU. S. News & World Report. Call (304) 451-3500 for a free consultation.