Nationwide Explosion Attorneys
Fighting for the Victims of Catastrophic Explosions
People use the word “catastrophic” when the unthinkable happens: catastrophic injuries, catastrophic accidents. Explosions are catastrophic. They leave survivors with physical and emotional wounds that will last a lifetime. They leave families with losses that no amount of time may heal. Healing from the aftermath of an explosion takes more than perseverance or well-wishes—it takes support. It takes money.
It costs money to get specialists for burn injuries, one of the most costly hospitalization injuries in all of medicine. It costs money to support a family while their loved one spends weeks in bed and months in physical therapy and counseling for post-traumatic stress. It costs money to afford prosthetic limbs for amputation injuries, and it costs money to remodel your home to accommodate a survivor’s new limitations.
Meanwhile, an explosion survivor (or a grieving family) has just lost their largest source of income. In an ideal world, their employer would step in to cover the cost of recovery—would provide them with stability in the wake of life-shaking tragedy. Employers often do the opposite, unfortunately. Despite many industrial employers making billions of dollars every year (and spending millions on high-powered defense firms with hundreds of lawyers), none of these companies will voluntarily provide for your care.
That’s where the nationwide explosion lawyers at Arnold & Itkin can help.
“What Can We Do Next?”
Call Arnold & Itkin so we can review your case together. Our firm is one of the leading firms in the country for the victims of plant explosions, factory explosions, gas pipeline explosions, oil rig explosions, and offshore explosions. Our firm has beaten the largest companies in the world at trial, securing billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
People turned to us for help after the BP Texas City refinery explosion in 2005, and we secured millions for their families. Workers turned to us after the 2013 Williams Olefin plant explosion in 2013, and we won more than $33 million total on their behalf—despite facing an army of litigants and corporate executives. Nearly one-third of the Deepwater Horizon crew turned to us after the oil rig exploded in 2010, and we secured massive confidential settlements to help get them back on their feet.
Types of explosions we’ve investigated:
- Chemical plant explosions
- Fertilizer plant explosions
- Plant and refinery explosions
- Oil rig explosions
- Land rig explosions
- Pipeline explosions
Our explosion lawyers have investigated nearly every kind of industrial explosion that occurs on land and at sea. Our understanding of these events is backed not only by research and expert testimony, but by action. Arnold & Itkin has won real results for explosion victims—securing them the money they need to keep their homes, put food on the table, get medical care, and provide for their families.
Call (888) 493-1629 or use our short online form to reach us. Review your legal options for free with an attorney. Arnold & Itkin covers the cost of your entire case, and our clients pay us nothing unless they win.
Helping Victims of Plant Explosions, Oil Rig Explosions, & More
When our firm wins a massive settlement or verdict for a family, it serves two purposes. One, it forces companies to make themselves safer. By putting a heavy price tag on incompetence, old equipment, and poor safety practices, companies feel the financial pressure to change their ways. This helps ensure that no one else is hurt in another explosion in the future.
Two, it provides for the long-term well-being of explosion survivors and their families. The size of these results is appropriate for the losses suffered by survivors and families. Explosion victims have the right to claim their medical expenses, lost wages, diminished lifetime earnings, pain and suffering, emotional anguish, and even punitive damages in some cases. Grieving families can claim the same, as well as funeral expenses and the emotional losses that come from losing a loved one.
Case Results We’ve Won for Explosion Victims
Settlement won for refinery employees who were severely burned when their plant caught fire.
Verdict won for the victim of a plywood plant explosion in Corrigan, TX.
Second of two verdicts won on behalf of the victims of a 2013 Williams Olefin plant explosion in Geismar, LA.
The first of two verdicts won for the victims of the 2013 Williams Olefin plant explosion in Geismar, LA.
Our firm has secured more than 100 results in excess of $1 million each or more.
Read more about our firm’s victories on our case results page.
Explosions Have a Consistent Cause in Common
The company might have told you that your explosion was a freak accident. They might have implied that no one could have seen it coming, that the explosion was spontaneous and unpreventable. Your company wants you to believe that because it lets them off the hook. Here’s the truth: the company is responsible for making sure their factories, plants, refineries, rigs, and vessels are all properly maintained and operate as safely as possible. When they fail, it’s on them—not on you, not on “the odds,” and not on nature.
The practical causes of plant explosions often come down to:
- Aging equipment
- Poor safety practices
- Lack of employee training
- Lack of safety equipment or tools
However, the common cause for all explosions is company culture. When we investigated the Deepwater Horizon explosion, we found a history of problems that predicted an explosion might take place soon. Why didn’t the company do anything? Because they were behind schedule, and rig engineers were under pressure to keep drilling instead of stopping operations to fix a major safety flaw. The same devotion to productivity over safety led to the Texas City refinery explosion (also run by BP) and the Geismar plant explosion.
What Past Clients Had to Say About Arnold & Itkin
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the day I met them until today that I'm sitting here, they have always
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