Why Do Plant, Factory, & Refinery Accidents Happen?
Plants, factories and refineries throughout the Fort Worth area must follow the same safety standards as any other workplace in the nation. These standards are created for specific industries and enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). While OSHA tries to make sure all workers in the nation are safe, it doesn’t have enough inspectors in the United States to hold every employer accountable. Because of this, some employers take chances on safety—assuming they won’t get caught or that an accident might happen.
Plant, factory, and refinery accidents are often caused by:
- Equipment defects
- Design flaws
- Improper maintenance
- Failure to conduct routine maintenance
- Poor hazard review
- Inadequate safety training
Refineries and plants have many parts that make them operate—heavy machinery, specialized equipment, and hazardous materials are at the core of what they do. This makes it even more important for employers to make sure workers are trained, standards are in place, and maintenance is always prioritized. In some instances, even the slightest repair need can cause no problems for years before it triggers a catastrophic accident.
Injuries Our Fort Worth Plant & Refinery Law Firm Often Sees
While the type of injuries a person can sustain working in a plant or refinery are limitless, our accident attorneys see a common set of injuries. Often, these injuries are serious enough to be consider catastrophic, a legal term that means an injury permanently impacts the quality of the rest of a person’s life.
Chemical plant accidents, refinery explosions, and other industrial accidents cause injuries such as:
Wrongful Deaths Caused by Plant & Refinery Accidents
While injuries are terrible, many families get a message that they never want to hear after an accident: their loved one didn’t survive. When this happens, our Fort Worth wrongful death lawyers are ready to fight for the compensation they need to move forward. While we can’t change what happened, we can fight to secure compensation for lost wages, loss of companionship, funeral costs, medical bills, and any other financial difficulty caused by the accident. More importantly, we’ll fight to get answers from the people who should have prevented the accident but didn’t—helping to ensure that more families don’t have to go through the same type of suffering.
Call Our Plant & Refinery Injury Lawyers in Fort Worth Today: (888) 493-1629
At Arnold & Itkin, we’re proud to be a team that injured workers and their families turn to after the worst has happened. We’ve earned a reputation for getting big results from big companies by never backing down from a challenge. When the other side claims it isn’t at fault, we put in the investigative work to uncover the truth. If the other side isn’t offering a fair settlement, we’ll never hesitate to demand justice during a trial. Our dedication to doing what’s right has resulted in the recovery of billions of dollars for clients. Now, we’re ready to fight for you.
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