New Mexico Plant & Refinery Accident Attorneys

Leading Albuquerque Trial Lawyers Fighting for Injured Workers' Rights

For workers employed at New Mexico plants and refineries, the dangers you face occur daily; however, that does not mean that accidents are acceptable. From explosions to fires, plant and refinery accidents can have serious consequences. In fact, following a substantial accident, there may be as many as 15,000 people who file a claim.

Often, the main cause of these accidents can be linked back to human error or negligence of some kind. This could be the negligence of the owner or manager of the plant, the workers, or a third party—and it could manifest in ways such as failing to properly train or equip plant employees. As New Mexico plant and refinery accident attorneys, we fight to recover what's been taken from injured workers, their families, and the people who live and work nearby. Our plant and refinery accident lawyers in Albuquerque help recover the financial compensation it takes to rebuild and recover their lives after serious accidents.

If you've been injured at a plant or refinery, it's crucial that you get the help you need. Contact Arnold & Itkin today.

Plant Explosion Lawyers

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Beating Goliaths Across the Country

When companies put pressure on their employees to produce at a higher capacity or forgo maintenance, accidents become inevitable. Our firm exists to take those companies to task on behalf of injured workers. We’ve taken on BP, Williams Olefins, Exxon-Mobil, and the biggest names in every industry. The tougher the case, the better.

**We go toe-to-toe with the largest plant-owning companies worldwide, and we beat them on a regular basis. We are 100% committed to winning your fight. **

You may not even know what caused your accident. All you know is you or a loved one are facing life-altering injuries and insurmountable medical bills. That’s where we can help. Our firm can fight for you to get high-quality medical care, replace your lost income, and secure the finances you need. Call us so you can focus on getting better. We can fight to get you what you need, no matter what.

New Mexico Plant & Refinery Explosion Attorneys

It’s the nature of plant and refinery accidents to be devastating.

There’s inherent risk to working with certain chemicals and compounds. When refinery accidents do happen, they aren’t small—and they typically have more than one cause. As a result, such accidents have claimed the lives of hundreds of individuals and injured even more.

However, inherent risk can be (and is) mitigated through good safety policies and practices. After uncovering the cause of numerous major industrial accidents, we’ve traced the cause back to executive negligence again and again. At the end of the day, it takes dozens of people to keep a plant running. It takes systemic negligence to make it fall apart.

Burn Injuries from Plant & Refinery Explosions

The injuries suffered in a plant or refinery fire are often long-term. Burn victims often have to deal with lifelong scarring or disfigurement, and others with chronic pain. Some burn injuries are so severe that limbs have to be amputated; in the most extreme scenarios, these injuries can be fatal.

Repercussions of refinery explosions can include the following:

  • Burn injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Amputation
  • Wrongful death

Plants & Refineries in New Mexico

The following are some of New Mexico's major plants and refineries:

  • Navajo Refinery - Artesia, NM
  • Western Refinery - Bloomfield, NM
  • Ciniza Refinery - Gallup, NM
  • Waste Isolation Pilot Plant - Carlsbad, NM
  • Four Corners Power Plant - Farmington, NM

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), New Mexico ranked #6 in the nation's crude oil production and #5 for utility-scale electricity generation from solar energy.

New Mexico's Nuclear Waste Accident 

In 2014, a nuclear waste accident occurred in New Mexico that was described as a "horrific comedy of errors." Per preliminary reports, 30+ safety lapses occurred at the nuclear waste plant that led to the accident where a 55-gallon drum erupted. The drum had been buried more than 2,000 feet under the desert in a salt shaft and exploded radioactive foam on the local area. More than 20 workers were exposed to low-level radiation.

Incidents like this are unacceptable. If you were impacted by a fire, explosion, or any type of accident at a chemical plant, oil refinery, or any other industrial worksite, know that you can turn to our Albuquerque plant accident attorneys for experienced guidance. We have helped people after some of the nation's biggest catastrophes.

Talk to an Experienced New Mexico Plant Accident Attorney

If you or someone you love has been injured in a plant or refinery accident, get the help you need from New Mexico plant and refinery accident lawyers. We are experienced and proven trial lawyers who may be able to help you file a claim and fight to recover the full and fair compensation that you deserve.

To get started, do not hesitate to contact our New Mexico refinery accident lawyers for a free review of your case.

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