Kansas Plant Accident Attorneys
Billions Won for the Survivors of Explosions, Burns & Other Accidents
Of Kansas' top 5 industries, 4 are in some kind of manufacturing or industrial sector (the exception is cattle production). Energy, agriculture (e.g. wheat milling), aviation manufacturing—all of these industries fund Kansas and provide incomes for its residents. However, those industries shovel a great deal of personal risk onto workers and their families.
Our Kansas plant accident lawyers have investigated some of the worst industrial accidents in recent history:
- The 2014 Georgia-Pacific plant explosion in Corrigan, TX
- The 2013 Williams Olefins plant explosion in Geismar
- The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf
- The 2005 BP Texas City refinery explosion
Arnold & Itkin understands what families are facing after a plant accident. Serious injuries or death not only hurt workers and their families—it robs those same families of their (usually) sole source of income. Plant accidents cost families their physical and financial well-being at the same time—many workers can't afford good medical care as a result. In plenty of cases, accident survivors can't work ever again.
If you want to find a way to pay your bills, get good medical care, and provide for your family, we're here to review your options with you. Call (888) 493-1629 to speak with a Kansas plant accident attorney.
The 2018 Jeffrey Energy Center Accident
In 2018, a malfunctioning piece of equipment killed two Westar Energy workers at Jeffrey Energy Center—the largest power plant for Kansas' largest utility. The plant closed for the investigation to run its course, but it won't change the facts: two families were robbed of their loved ones in an accident that was almost assuredly preventable.
In our experience, plant accidents are virtually always the result of negligence. Why? Because Jeffrey Energy Center and plants like it are decades old. These plants were built in the 1970s or earlier, meaning parts are deteriorating and need replacement. At the same time, people are turning to alternative energy sources—meaning utilities like Westar are facing shrinking profit margins.
(In fact, weeks before the accident, Westar Energy successfully lobbied for a merger with Great Plains Energy that would give the company more than $8 billion—a move that industry experts say is a response to shrinking profits.)
Under such circumstances, companies like Westar and other Kansas industrial sites aren't under any pressure to keep their plants in perfect working order. That sort of situation leads to one thing: fatal or catastrophic injuries.
Call Our Kansas Plant Accident Lawyers: (888) 493-1629
Arnold & Itkin has helped thousands of people get the money they need to provide for their families and get high-quality medical care. We've secured record-breaking verdicts (some of the largest in the state where it was tried) and hundreds of seven-figure settlements for injured workers, among others.
Some of our results include:
- $171 million in settlements for workers at a refinery that caught fire and left them with severe burns
- $72 million for a plant worker who was severely injured while working
- $18.5 million for a group of 4 workers who were hurt in a plant explosion caused by a faulty valve
- $15.4 million for a group of 4 workers who were hurt in a plant explosion (the same as the above)
More important than the size of our clients' results is their effect: thanks to our guidance and resources, our clients were able to put food on the table, replace their lost income, keep their houses, and rebuild their lives. That's what we fight for.
Call (888) 493-1629 or contact us online to review your case for free with a lawyer. Our clients pay nothing unless they win, and pay nothing upfront—ever. Arnold & Itkin covers the cost of the case from start to finish, so get started as soon as you're ready.