Fort Worth Plant & Refinery Accident Attorneys
We Fight for the Answers Workers Deserve. No Matter What.
Refineries and plants are an important part of the local economy. However, working at—or even living near—a chemical plant, or oil refinery in the Fort Worth area can be dangerous. Often, companies ignore safety standards and other basic tasks that keep workers and the surrounding community safe. They do this because it saves them money, and they’ve determined that the risk outweighs the cost of doing the right thing. When these companies fail to do the right thing and the unthinkable happens, Arnold & Itkin LLP steps in to make sure they’re held accountable.
Our Fort Worth plant and refinery accident law firm has helped workers and their families during some of the most significant cases in recent years. When the Williams Olefins plant exploded in Geismar, we were there to make sure they workers were treated right. After the Texas City refinery exploded, our team fought to make sure the owner of it did the right thing. We do these things because we believe in helping regular people who are facing powerful companies. While the other side might have dozens of lawyers, our clients have help from a team that has overcome challenges repeatedly to recover billions of dollars.
Find out if you have a case during a free consultation with our plant and refinery accident lawyers in Fort Worth. We’re ready to help you right now when you fill out our form or call (888) 493-1629. We help clients in Dallas, Fort Worth, and nationwide.
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:
- Spinal cord injuries (paralysis)
- Crush injuries
- Toxic exposure
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
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.
Plant & Refinery Accident FAQ
Are Workers Responsible for Plant & Refinery Accidents?
Often, employers try to shift the blame to workers for the very accidents that harmed them. Yet, they’re the ones ultimately responsible for preventing accidents. Companies must make sure they hire qualified workers, train them, and take very step possible to make a worksite safe.
What Can I Recover After a Plant or Refinery Accident?
Getting help from a personal injury lawyer means having someone who will seek compensation for the full extent of your financial damages from an accident. This includes payment for lost wages, medical bills, lost earning capacity, and the cost of future care. Additionally, compensation for non-monetary damages such as emotional and physical suffering is possible.
What Should I Do After an Accident at a Refinery or Plant?
The first thing you should do is seek medical care. If your company sends you to one of their doctors, remember that you have the right to get a second opinion. Second, you should inform your employer of the accident and any injuries that you sustained. If they offer you a settlement, never accept it until you speak with an attorney. Initial settlements are often low and designed to get a person to accept less than they deserve.
If you’re uncertain if you should file a workers’ compensation claim or a lawsuit, speak with Arnold & Itkin LLP. Our Fort Worth accident law firm can review you case for free and help you decide what option is best.
How Much Does Hiring a Work Injury Lawyer in Fort Worth Cost?
Getting help from our billion-dollar winning firm costs nothing upfront. We cover all costs associated with a case and only collect a payment if we secure results for clients. This makes getting our help attainable and relieves financial stress for our clients.
Call Our Plant & Refinery Injury Lawyers in Fort Worth Today: (888) 493-1629
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, 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.
No matter what.
Call us now at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation. We're ready to listen to your story and answer your questions.