Why You Should Hire a Lawyer after a Chemical Plant Refinery Accident

Aug 27, 2020 | Burn Injuries, Fires And Explosions, Industrial Accidents, Oilfield Accidents, Work Accidents

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 Outdated protocols, machinery, and unsafe conditions can all result in chemical plant refinery accidents.Williams Hart may be able to assist you or your family members if they have suffered an illness, injury, or death due to a chemical plant refinery accident. For nearly 40 years our legal team has successfully taken up the fight for thousands of individuals who have suffered due to workplace accidents. Contact us today to set up a free initial consultation.

What Are Chemical Plant Refinery Accidents?
When a person thinks of an accident in a chemical plant refinery, often large explosions and blockbuster movie worthy effects come to mind. In reality, workplace accidents are often much less dramatic and sudden, but they can still result in significant pain and suffering and loss of potential future income. Common accidents in chemical plant refineries include:

  • Excessive lifting, carrying, pulling or pushing
  • Workplace assault or violence
  • Being struck by a falling object
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Slipping or tripping
  • Electrocution
  • Being caught in machinery
  • Accidents resulting from defective equipment or poor maintenance
  • Accidents resulting in property damage

Why Should I Hire a Lawyer for a Chemical Plant Refinery Accident?
Employers are required to have a medical protocol in place to deal with accidents in a chemical refinery plant. If there are ways that your suffering could have been avoided or mitigated, then you may be eligible for compensation.

The root cause of a chemical refinery accident is important to unearth so that incidents like this can be avoided in the future and no one else needlessly suffers. Human error, improper training, and unmaintained equipment are all common causes for accidents in chemical refinery plants. Though a chemical refinery plant may not be criminally negligent in the case of an accident, they may be negligent under civil law in which case you would be entitled to compensation.

It is the role and responsibility of your lawyer to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve for all aspects pertaining to a chemical plant refinery accident including:

  • Medical costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost Wages
  • Lost Potential Earnings
  • Property damage

If you, or someone you love, have been in a chemical refinery plant accident, then contact Williams Hart today. There will be no upfront legal fees unless we win your case.

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