Oil and Gas Injuries and Death in WV – GODDARD & WAGONER

There are a lot of oil and gas operations in West Virginia. Drilling rigs are running, and permits are being filed throughout our region. As discussed in http://www.eenews.net/stories/1059986375, oil and gas deaths reached a record high in 2012. In West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania, one firm is ideally situated to represent injured workers or the […]

Legal Malpractice in West Virginia – Who should you call if you think you have a claim?

Goddard & Wagoner PLLC has offices in Clarksburg, WV and Morgantown, WV. However, our lawyers handle lawsuits all over West Virginia, eastern Ohio and southwestern Pennsylvania. Legal malpractice lawsuits can be difficult to bring. To win, you must prove that your lawyer owed you a duty, that he/she breached that duty, and that the breach […]

Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Clarksburg, Fairmont and Morgantown WV – – Call GODDARD & WAGONER PLLC

Not every lawyer is prepared to handle a medical malpractice case. These cases are much more complicated, expensive, and require a level of skill to understand the medicine. The lawyers at Goddard & Wagoner have been handling medical malpractice cases for over 15 years. First, whenever considering a medical malpractice claim, the lawyer must be […]

Oil and Gas Injuries and Death in WV – – Don’t be hurt twice – – call Goddard & Wagoner PLLC

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 […]

New OSHA rules for Companies to report injuries and fatalities on the jobsite

New rules are in place to require employers to report injuries and deaths to OSHA. As reported in the Insurance Journal (http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/12/31/351332.htm), these new rules took effect January 1, 2015. Now, employers must report all work-related fatalities within eight hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding […]

Goddard & Wagoner Lawyers ranked in Best Law Firms, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 (Clarksburg and Morgantown, WV)

Every year, the most prominent legal awards are announced throughout the country. Ever since Goddard & Wagoner PLLC opened in Clarksburg, West Virginia, it has been recognized as one of the Best Law Firms by U. S. News & World Reports. The lawyers at Goddard & Wagoner have also been recognized by Super Lawyers – […]

Discussion of Oil and Gas Well Explosion

The Marcellus and Utica Shale plays have been a boon to the local economy. If not carefully conducted, oil and gas drilling activities can exact a devastating toll on workers and the environment. This article discusses an oil and gas well explosion that injured several workers in Harrison County, West Virginia.  Read more here: http://www.wboy.com/story/19303409/violation-issued-following-well-explosion-in-harrison-county


Three Mining Deaths in One Week

Despite all of the improvements in coal miner safety in recent years, coal mine workplace accidents continue to occur. Sadly, as the article points out, this was the third mining death in one week. The accident occurred at the Blacksville No. 1 mine in Marion County, West Virginia.  Read more here: http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201302140115