Baton Rouge Plant Explosion Lawyers
Helping Obtain Justice After Chemical Plant & Oil Refinery Accidents
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we are passionate advocates for those injured in Louisiana plant, factory, and refinery accidents. As Baton Rouge industrial injury lawyers, we have been there to help hundreds of workers over the years, workers who are facing the absolute worst time of their life. These are individuals who have been involved in horrifically traumatic events—the kind of event that you should never be forced to endure.
What makes these accidents worse is that, in almost every situation, they are preventable.
They are caused by details that the company knew about but chose to ignore—making the decision, more often than not, to prioritize profits over the safety and even lives of their workers. It never fails to surprise us to find how little companies defend their employees. How little action they take to ensure that their workers are protected from these catastrophic events and then how little responsibility they take in the aftermath. These companies fail to shield their employees from harm in the first place and then they fail to help them in the recovery process.
“There is sometimes a difference between what we want to believe
and what reality is. We all want to believe that these big companies—big
energy companies, chemical companies, oil and gas companies—that
they care about safety, that they care about the workers who go in day
and day out and work hard, really hard, putting it all on the line for
the companies. We want to believe that the companies also care about the
workers. The reality of that is that it’s not true. What the companies
really care about is dollars and cents.”
- Plant Accident Attorney Jason Itkin
If you have suffered in such an accident, we want you to know that we’re here for you. No matter whether you have been injured in a chemical plant explosion or if a loved one suffered wrongful death in an oil refinery accident, we are here to help you pick up the pieces and demand the justice you deserve. When we take on one of these cases, we fight tirelessly for the truth. We know the documents that we need to find, we know the documents that the company is going to try and hide, and we will stop at nothing to ensure that we uncover what actually happened—who is actually responsible. Then, we stop at nothing to help our clients recover and move into a future where they can take care of their family.
Receive a free consultation with our Baton Rouge plant and refinery explosion lawyers.
Chemical Plant Accidents in Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas
At Arnold & Itkin, our Baton Rouge chemical plant accident lawyers help those facing the consequences of catastrophic accidents. From fires to explosions to severe injuries sustained by exposure to dangerous chemicals such as sulfuric acid, you can count on our attorneys to be there for you when you need it most. We have stood by the side of countless individuals just like you and helped demand the justice that they deserve. We encourage you to call us today. From the minute you contact us, we will be there to answer your questions and get the answers you deserve. Why did this accident happen? Who is responsible? Will it happen again? We will not stop until we get the truth for our clients and will do everything we can to hold accountable parties responsible for what they did—fighting to ensure you are not only properly compensated for the damages you sustained in the chemical plant accident, but also taking measures to stop it from happening again in the future. To learn more, give us a call.
2013 Plant Explosion Southeast of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
In 2013, an ordinary day at work turned into a nightmare when the catastrophic failure of a heat exchanger trigged an explosion that could be felt for miles. That day, more than 100 employees suffered severe, life-threatening injuries. Two were killed. The location of the plant was Geismar, Louisiana, just 20 miles southeast of Baton Rouge—and what happened that June would send ripples throughout the community for years.
When the dust settled, and the survivors realized how little help they would receive from the company, many turned to our firm. Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley spearheaded the case, helping multiple individuals who had suffered from the cataclysmic events that occurred on June 13. We refused to take no for an answer and fought tirelessly, using our vast resources and experience to uncover evidence, find documents, and build an argument that proved how the company’s negligence endangered their employees.
Over the course of two separate trials, we fought for our clients. We beat back the charges raised by the other side and the arguments that they attempted. In the end, we successfully recovered more than $30 million on behalf of our clients, winning $15.45 million in the first case and then $18.5 million in the second.
Arnold & Itkin in the News
- Workers Injured in Chemical Plant Explosion Obtain $30 Million Verdicts In Two Louisiana State Court Trials Against Plant Owners/Operators
- CSB: 'Process safety management program deficiencies' lead to deadly 2013 explosion
- New Orleans Jury Awards $16M to 4 Workers for 2013 Plant Explosion
- ComDust victim awarded $39.7 million
- Houston jury awards $39.7 million verdict to man injured in Corrigan plant explosion
- Williams Cos. Hit With $13.6M Verdict In La. Plant Explosion
Helping the Victims of Severe Burn Injuries
One of the most common injuries that plant, factory, and refinery accident survivors sustain are burn injuries. These are catastrophic wounds that often result in the need for multiple surgeries and skin grafts for treatment. At Arnold & Itkin, we have stood by burn injury victims’ side and watched them as they moved through the recovery process. It’s not easy or inexpensive—and, yet, companies too often fail to step up and help them through it. That’s where we come in. If you need assistance in demanding proper compensation, our Baton Rouge burn injury lawyers are here for you. We know that companies will rarely, if ever, volunteer to do right by their injured employees—so we’re here to ensure that they do.
Talk to Our Baton Rouge Wrongful Death Attorneys Today: (888) 493-1629
There is nothing most difficult than experiencing the loss of a loved one. We know that if you’re currently grieving the death of a loved one after a plant or refinery accident that the future can look bleak and uncertain. It can be difficult to find the truth or the legal help that you need. If you are currently in this situation, we encourage you to reach out to our Baton Rouge plant and refinery accident lawyers. No amount of money will bring back your loved one, but we can still be by your side to get the answers you deserve and the compensation you need for a secure future.
We can help fight for compensation to cover damages such as the following:
- Medical Bills
- Funeral Costs
- Loss of Income
- Loss of Benefits
- Pain & Suffering
- Loss of Companionship
What Industrial Workers Say About Arnold & Itkin LLP
At Arnold & Itkin, we help workers from all walks of life all across the nation, including those in the Baton Rouge area. We are proud to have helped these people move forward from tragedy to a place of hope. Nothing makes us happier than hearing our clients say that they feel like they got their life back. If you would like to learn more about our firm and hear about what we believe sets us apart, we encourage you to watch through our client testimonial videos. Listen as our clients explain their story, talk about what happened to them, and then how we helped.
“Definitely go with Arnold & Itkin because they do what they
say they are going to do. They don’t give you the run around. You're
looking for a firm that’s going to have your back and willing to
go to trial and stick up for you. Go with Arnold & Itkin if you want
results. They take their job seriously.”
- Kevin Hillard
“I felt like family because they were there to listen and hear—not
just brush you off because ‘you're just a client.’ They let
me know when I met them that everything was going be all right. Ever since
the day I met them until today that I'm sitting here, they have always
had my back.”
- Veronica Sowell
“They're very professional. They didn't back down. That's why I like
my lawyers. Even when I had to do my testimony in court, they didn't let
those lawyers run over me. They fought hard. You have some lions with
Arnold & Itkin. They not going to back down.”
- Maurice Dilworth
Call (888) 493-1629 for a Free Case Review
If you have been hurt, we encourage you to contact us immediately to get started with a 100% free and confidential case review. We can help listen to your story and discuss your legal options and how we can help you recover. You don’t have to face this alone. Let our team stand up for you and fight for the justice that you deserve.
Call (888) 493-1629 to schedule your free consultation.