Baytown Plant Explosion Lawyers
We Fight for Plant & Refinery Workers Who Deserve Help After Companies Failed to Protect Them from Serious Accidents
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we are passionate advocates for the rights of injured plant, factory, and refinery workers. From oil refineries to chemical plants, we have an in-depth understanding of these massive industrial worksites and the danger they pose to those who show up to put in the hours every day. The work performed by these plant and refinery workers is hard work—important work—but also extremely dangerous work. Something that’s made needlessly more dangerous by callous, negligent choices of the large companies that run them.
Baytown workers suffer severe industrial accidents of all kinds, including:
At our plant accident law firm, we have seen it happen time and time again. Companies that write up detailed safety plans and policies—but fail to implement them. Companies that talk about how much they care about their employees—but then turn their back on them when help is needed the most. At the end of the day, it comes down to dollars and cents with these corporations. Too frequently, they make the choices that prioritize profit over the safety, well-being, and even very lives of their workers. And when the inevitable happens, they all too often refuse to take responsibility so they can take care of their employees. Our Baytown trial attorneys are here to make sure that they don’t get away with it.
Over the years, we have stood toe-to-toe with industrial giants, from Chevron to BP, and held them responsible for their actions and the injuries and trauma they cause. When they fail to protect their employees, and fail to take care of them in the aftermath, we’re there to make sure they do the right thing. Not because we ask. Because we force them to. To see for yourself, all you need to do is check out our track record of success.
Our Baytown plant explosion attorneys don’t take no for an answer. We get the truth for those we represent and fight for maximum compensation. Call (888) 493-1629 to learn more.
Giving a Voice to Victims & Survivors of Catastrophic Accidents
The injuries caused by plant explosions and fires are nothing short of catastrophic. In some cases, the injuries are caused when workers are just trying to get away: injuries to their backs and knees or broken bones sustained while jumping down and trying to run. In other cases, they are the loss of senses, such as hearing and eye sight, or life-threatening burn injuries. And, in some instances, the explosion results in death.
Regardless of the type of injury you or your loved one has suffered, the one thing that stays the same is that you didn’t deserve it and you don’t deserve to be left on your own. You didn’t ask for this accident to happen. You should not be forced to pick up the pieces without comprehensive, compassionate assistance. You deserve help during the recovery process—and we are here to help ensure that you receive just that.
We fight for the compensation that you need for damages such as:
- Loss of Current & Future Earnings
- Current & Future Medical Costs
- Household Expenses
- Pain & Suffering
- Loss of Companionship
- Funeral Costs
Baytown Plant Fires
Fuel refineries and chemical plants are filled with volatile chemicals. Both products and the chemicals used to make those products can ignite or explode when exposed to the air. Proper storage and use of these chemicals is vital for worker safety; when plant supervisors don't invest in safe storage, it's likely that a plant can catch fire, cause severe injuries, and expose thousands to dangerous chemicals.
Injuries from Baytown plant fires have included:
- Burn injuries
- Toxic exposure
- Hearing loss
- Post-traumatic stress
- Breathing problems
- Serious fractures
Many of these injuries can occur in the surrounding community. For instance, in July 2019 the Baytown ExxonMobil plant exploded and caught fire, leading to a shelter-in-place order for several hours. More than 60 workers were hurt, all of which were examined at a health clinic and received first aid. All were released, but there was some concern among residents that Exxon had downplayed some of the injuries. The fire, located in the olefins plant at one of the largest petrochemical complexes in the world, was contained later that evening.
Our firm is representing people who were harmed by the ExxonMobil plant explosion in Baytown and investigating who was at fault for the explosion and subsequent fire.
The 2013 Geismar Plant Explosion
In June 2013, the Williams Olefins plant in Geismar, Louisiana exploded. A reboiler with a dangerously-designed valve system was turned on incorrectly, turning it into a highly-volatile pressurized bomb. Our investigation found that Williams Olefins and its parent company were aware of egregious safety issues at the plant surrounding the valve—and even had multiple opportunities to provide a simple and inexpensive solution. Despite all warnings that an explosion was inevitable, the company prioritized production speed over safety.
In the end, it cost the community the lives of 2 workers and injured 167 more. A group of these workers came to Arnold & Itkin because Williams Olefins refused to take responsibility for what they did. Our industrial accident workers built a case on their behalf, winning $15.45 million in an initial verdict. Williams Olefins believed that the verdict was a fluke—that no jury would find them responsible a second time. Just a few weeks later, Arnold & Itkin secured a second verdict for $18.5 million.
Proven Plant Accident Lawyers with a Track Record of Success
At our plant explosion law firm, we are proud to have helped countless industrial workers and their families over the years, demanding the justice that they deserve in the wake of catastrophic accidents such as explosions, fires, and and other work-related incidents.
Just some examples of the industrial accident cases we have handled over the years include the following:
- $97 million won for clients who were severely injured in a refinery fire.
- $87 million won for a man who sustained life-threatening burns while working at a refinery.
- $39.7 million won for a client who was burned in a dust fire and explosion at a plywood plant.
- $18.5 million won for clients who were involved in the 2013 Geismar, LA plant explosion.
- $15.4 million won for clients who were involved in the 2013 Geismar, LA plant explosion.
Burn Injuries from Chemical Plant Explosions, Factory Accidents & Others
With high amounts of volatile materials in the air and in storage, explosions at chemical refineries are often followed by intense fires. It's fire that endangers workers the most—scorching their lungs, burning their limbs, creating lifelong scars or creating permanent disabilities. Our Baytown burn injury attorneys have helped countless industrial workers who were left without careers or resources for proper care after explosions. Burn injuries are the costliest injuries a person could suffer—mostly due to the length of the initial hospital stay as well as ongoing care and reconstruction. For burns that cover 30 percent of the body or more, hospitalization could cost well into the six-figure range.
If your loved one has suffered burn injuries as a result of a plant explosion or other industrial accident, we can help you get them the care they need. With the costs you're facing, our burn injury lawyers will fight to get you every penny you need to pay for treatment, put food on the table, and make your life as normal as possible.
Reeling from Wrongful Death Due to Baytown Plant Explosions
There's nothing more sudden and more heartbreaking than losing a loved one in a work accident. Work is safe, stable, and mundane; how could it be lethal? Unfortunately, for many plant workers over the last two decades, industrial work has become increasingly deadly—and more and more families are paying the price for industrial irresponsibility. The Baytown wrongful death lawyers at Arnold & Itkin have represented too many families who were grieving the loss of a loved one after a refinery explosion or plant accident. Every one of these deaths should have been prevented, and we've won cases that proved it.
If your loved one died in a refinery explosion or other industrial accident, their voice deserves to be heard. Your family deserves to be heard. Arnold & Itkin has helped thousands of wrongful death victims and their families get justice—let us review your options together.
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
Testimonials from Past Industrial Workers We’ve Helped
There is nothing that we are prouder of than the clients we have helped over the years. We have been involved in hundreds of cases involving industrial accidents, and we have stood next to countless families and individuals in their pursuit of justice. We believe in the power of genuine care. When we take on a new case, clients are more than just numbers on the page—they become family, and we fight for them as if they were.
Hear it for yourself by listening to the stories of past clients below. Check out our video testimonials here!
“I was able to actually witness them in court. They went in there
like straight bulldogs and they won. They’re unstoppable! They definitely
have the experience you need. They're fighting for these little people
that can’t handle themselves when a giant comes. Almost like the
David and Goliath. It’s amazing thing to see. I would recommend
them to anybody, I mean anybody. When they say Super Lawyers, that's what
“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.”
“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.”
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Baytown Plant & Refinery Explosion Attorneys: (888) 493-1629
In the aftermath of an accident such as an explosion or fire, time is of the essence. You cannot afford to sit around and wait. You cannot afford to talk to inexperienced lawyers. You need powerful legal representation and you need it fast. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we are proven advocates for injured industrial workers with a history of getting results. When you work with our team, we will do everything that we can to help you get answers, find the truth, hold responsible parties accountable, and then fight for the justice that you deserve.
Take the first step toward recovery with a team isn't intimidated by difficult cases. Receive a free consultation by calling (888) 493-1629 now.