Motiva Oil Rig Accidents
According to Good Jobs First, Motiva Enterprise has been fined $447,622,721 since 2000 for a variety of violations: environmental, wage and hourly, workplace safety or health, labor relations, and railroad safety.
Below are examples of recent Motiva accidents:
- Contract Worker Killed (2017)
A Motiva contract worker was killed in the Port Arthur refinery after a crane fell on him at MLK and Terminal Road. The victim worked for Newtron Beaumont and was doing maintenance work. The investigation into what caused the crane to fall is still ongoing.
- Sulfuric Acid Explosion (2001)
The Motiva Delaware City refinery exploded in 2001, expelling sulfuric acid, water, and hydrocarbons. This incident killed a worker and injured several others. In addition, more that 1 million gallons of sulfuric acid were released from the tank farm and 100,000 gallons were spilled into the Delaware River—killing an estimated 2,400 fish and 240 crabs. Motiva had received several warnings from employees and company inspectors about the tank that exploded but failed to make any changes.
Life-Altering Injuries Caused by Rig Accidents
Oil and gas workers are constantly in a high-risk work environment that can lead to life-changing injuries. With over 134,000 oil and gas workers in the workforce, it is important for them to know their legal rights in case they suffer a catastrophic injury.
Wrongful Death from a Drilling Rig Accident
If your loved one was killed while working on a drilling rig, you may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. Some employers may try to protect themselves and make their employees sign a waiver that states their family will not file a suit. However, even if your family member did sign a waiver, your family is not bound by the contract. You may still be able to recover compensation for pain and suffering or funeral expenses.
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Lost costs from child care and parental guidance
- The family’s income before the accident
- The loss of companionship
- The loss of consortium
Arnold & Itkin Has Recovered Billions of Dollars for Our Clients
Attorneys at Arnold & Itkin understand how difficult it can be to sustain your family after suffering an injury. This is why our legal team works tirelessly to protect the rights of injured workers. We do everything we can to ensure our clients receive enough to help them support themselves and their families. Arnold & Itkin LLP has recovered billions of dollars for our clients; we could help you too.
Arnold & Itkin has successfully recovered billions on behalf of injured workers, including:
- $171 Million in One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History
Our firm accepted a case that other law firms turned down, working around the clock to get results for the victims of a serious accident. In the end, we secured one of the single-largest confidential settlements in history.
- $33.9 Million Recovered for Refinery Explosion Survivors
In two back-to-back trials, Arnold & Itkin held Williams Olefin and Sabic Petrochemical accountable for the Geismar refinery explosion in 2013. Our attorneys won a $15 million verdict for a group of 4 workers and won a second $18 million verdict weeks later for another 4 workers.
- $5.5 Million Recovered for Concussed Rig Worker
Arnold & Itkin helped a client who suffered serious head and back injuries in an offshore accident. Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin secured $5.5 million settlement to cover the costs of continued medical care and to secure their family’s future.
- $3.9 Million Recovered on Behalf of Injured Land Rig Worker
Our legal team represented a Louisiana rig worker who sustained serious neck and shoulder injuries on the job. Arnold & Itkin was able to secure a $3.9 million settlement just before the jury was selected.
Contact Our Motiva Oil Corporation Accident Attorneys
Arnold & Itkin has helped hundreds of clients get the compensation they deserve, and we may be able to help you too. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a drill rig accident, we have the knowledge and experience needed to investigate your case explain the different legal options available to you. To learn more, share your story with our legal team—we are eager to help you figure out the next step in a free consultation.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a Motiva accident, contact our Motiva Enterprises accident lawyers today for a free consultation: (888) 493-1629.