The skilled personal injury attorneys at Williams Hart & Boundas LLP have been fighting for the people of Texas for 40 years. So, when a man came to our law office in Houston and asked us to help him get back on a solid financial footing after an accident on a...
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A Fort Worth, TX family and client of Williams Hart & Boundas Law Firm is ecstatic to receive justice after a family member suffered traumatizing burns due to a Blue Rhino propane tank explosion while lighting his barbecue grill. The victim attempted to ignite the...
La Porte, TX -- Two workers are dead and 30 others were transported to area hospitals after 100,000lbs of acetic acid were leaked within the LyondellBasell facility at 1515 Miller Cut-Off Road at about 7:35 p.m. Tuesday. Acetic acid is used in food-grade vinegar...
As anyone who has ever scalded themselves on a hot stove knows all too well, burn injuries are very painful. When they are minor, you just may need to run some cold water over it and keep an eye on your skin until it’s healed. But severe second- and third-degree burns can involve months of intense medical intervention – including surgeries and skin graph replacements.As anyone who has ever scalded themselves on a hot stove knows all too well, burn injuries are very painful.
While chemical burns trigger fewer than 10 percent of burn-related injuries, they’re usually much worse than thermal or electrical burns because they can cause both external and internal injuries. Dangerous chemicals can seep through the skin, destroy nerves, and sear internal organs.
Additionally, these injuries often have ongoing consequences. For example, eye burns often cause partial or total blindness. And, exposure to chemicals has been linked to psychological symptoms, like depression and anxiety. Frequently, these ongoing consequences do not become apparent for several years.
Few things turn life upside-down more completely, or more quickly, than a sudden and serious personal injury. Medical bills quickly pile up when the victim is out of work, and there is no money to pay them. Meanwhile, the insurance company bombards the victim with financial settlement offers which might or might not be fair. Finally, there is the unsettling feeling that, even after the victim recovers, the family’s life might never be the same again.
Texas, particularly its Southeast region, is one of the busiest energy production areas in the country. The Lone Star State has vast petroleum reserves, and the Houston Ship Channel is one of the busiest ports in the country. These companies care a great deal about their bottom lines, but almost nothing about worker safety. To many chemical companies, workers are essentially cogs in a machine and worker safety is an unnecessary cost.
At Williams Hart & Boundas, we care about our bottom line: taking care of our clients. We became attorneys to help people and stand up for their legal rights, not to make money. And we care a great deal about our clients. They are our partners as opposed to our customers. These two attitudes help us achieve results which often exceed our clients’ expectations.
Texas is a state renowned for its oil and gas industry, and chemical plant refineries are an instrumental link in the chain to getting this lucrative product to market. Houston is a world leader in chemical plant refineries and employs an estimated 100,000 people in the industry. Houston alone accounts for over 40 percent of America’s base petrochemical capacity.
If you or your family member work in a chemical plant, then you will likely know that there are inherent risks involved with being employed in this field. However, it is still the responsibility of the chemical plant refinery, as the employer, to ensure that rigorous safety protocols are in place and that all employees are repeatedly trained to avoid or mitigate any accidents. Outdated protocols, machinery, and unsafe conditions can all result in chemical plant refinery accidents.
When you’ve been seriously injured because of another party’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated for your suffering.The question of who to turn to in this situation can seem overwhelming, especially if you’re unable to work and provide for your family because of your injury. Victims of negligence may face mounting medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
Wednesday, July 29th -- Firefighters responded to an explosion that occurred around 5 PM at a natural gas facility in Mont Belvieu, located east of Houston. Officials reported that Lone Star NGL, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Energy Transfer LP, exploded when a contractor struck an underground pipeline.
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