Plant & Refinery Accidents Can Lead to Severe Injuries, such as:
- Broken bones
- Disfiguring cuts
- Organ damage
- Nerve damage
- Limb amputation
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury
After an Accident, Workers' Compensation Isn't Your Only Option
As in other states, Texas workers can file a workers' compensation claim after a work-related injury (WE DO NOT TAKE WORKERS' COMP CASES). However, Texas workers also have the right to file a personal injury claim if they can prove that their employer acted negligently.
If a plant or refinery accident causes a fatality, the deceased person's next of kin or the executor of the estate has the right to file a wrongful death claim. This is an extension of the personal injury claim the deceased person would have been allowed to file if they had survived.
For plant and refinery workers, evidence of negligence can often be found through Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations indicating a pattern of not taking the legally required safety precautions. Testimony from other employees regarding worker training practices can also prove to be valuable evidence, as can photos or videos showing unsafe conditions in the workplace.
If you qualify, our plant and refinery accident attorneys can get your total compensation increased significantly. Workers' compensation claims do not pay the full value of your lost wages, nor do they compensate you for the pain and suffering you've endured as a result of the accident. A personal injury claim can ensure that you have the funds you need to move forward with your life despite the injuries you have suffered.
Common Types of Houston Plant and Refinery Accidents and Injuries
The oil and petroleum industry is unique in that workers are exposed to multiple safety hazards on a daily basis. Some of the common types of accidents that occur include:
- Heavy equipment malfunctions
- Toxic chemical spills
- Slip and falls
- Falls from high platforms
- Injuries from scaffolding that hasn't been set up correctly
- Loading and unloading equipment accidents
Speak With Our Personal Injury Attorneys Today
Our Pasadena plant accident lawyers are here to fight for your right to fair compensation. When someone is injured in a plant or refinery explosion, chemical spill, or any other number of possible accidents, we take these matters very seriously. Contact our office online or give us a call at (281) 688-6880 to discuss your options today!