An plant or refinery explosion has the potential to catastrophically injure or even kill any workers who have the misfortune of being in the vicinity of the event. In most cases, the problem can be traced to one of a few general causes. What these general causes frequently have in common is that they are examples of a company putting profits ahead of safety.
What Led to the Plant or Refinery Explosion?
There are a number of different underlying causes for explosions at Texas plants and refineries. They include:
- Faulty equipment that malfunctions and causes the explosion
- Unresolved OSHA violations — problems that must legally be fixed or otherwise addressed, but have not been
- A mistake or outright negligence involving third-party maintenance or contractors
As we have noted, all too often the issues that lead to plant or refinery explosions were allowed to persist because the focus was on making money rather than maintaining safe working conditions.
Why You Need an Experienced Texas Personal Injury Attorney
If you are hurt in a Texas plant or refinery explosion — or if you are a family member of someone who was hurt or killed in such an event — you need an attorney to represent your interests and ensure you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.
One of the main reasons that this is true will sound very familiar. The company or companies that may be found liable for the accident will be extremely eager to settle the case and are likely to make lowball offers quickly in the hope that workers or family members will accept them rather than pursue high damages. It is all about saving money for the company.
But for you, it should be all about fairness. An experiened personal injury attorney can make sure the explosion is properly investigated, the cause of the explosion is fully revealed, and the damages are fairly determined.
SJ Injury Attorneys Can Help
Our Texas personal injury attorneys are here and ready to represent you and your family in the event of a plant or refinery explosion in the Houston Metro area. Contact us for a free consultation to learn more about how we will work for you.