Murphy Oil Corporation Accidents
Unfortunately, Murphy Oil Corp has been the site of multiple preventable accidents. Since 2000, Murphy has incurred $154,462,818 in fines due to environmental, workplace safety, offshore drilling and railroad safety violations. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. Injuries and fatalities from incidents at refineries are preventable if companies take corrective action to ensure a safe work environment.
Murphy Safety & Health Violations (2009)
In 2009, Murphy Oil was cited for serious health and safety issues at their Baton Rouge facility. OSHA’s investigation revealed 18 serious violations in the Murphy refinery. Murphy failed to provide an adequate relief system designed to prevent fires and explosions for the Hydro Cracker unit. Murphy also failed to ensure that equipment in the refining process was being used with good engineering practices and to conduct regularly scheduled piping inspections. OSHA considered these serious because they could result in injuries or death.
Common Injuries Caused by Rig Accidents
It is the employer’s duty to ensure that work environments are safe and workers have the proper equipment to protect themselves. Unfortunately, employers cut corners on safety to save costs or improve ‘efficiency’—putting employees’ lives in danger.
Wrongful Death from a Drilling Rig Accident
We understand how difficult it can be to lose a loved one in a drilling rig accident. Arnold & Itkin has helped hundreds of families get the financial support they need in the wake of a loved one’s death. If you have lost a loved one, you can file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation for your loss. We understand that no amount of money will bring back your loved one, but we may be able to help secure your family’s future.
- 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 do everything to ensure clients receive the best possible results to help them support themselves and their families. Arnold & Itkin LLP has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients and we can help you too.
- $171 Million in One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History
Arnold & Itkin took on a case for injured workers who had been turned down by other law firms. We worked tirelessly to help them get justice, eventually securing on the single-largest confidential settlements in the history of law.
- $33.9 Million for Geismar Refinery Explosion Survivors
In two back-to-back verdicts, our firm was able to help 8 workers get justice and financial stability from the companies who caused the 2013 refinery explosion in Geismar. Our first verdict secured $15+ million for 4 workers, but the companies believed the verdict was a fluke. A few weeks later, we won an $18 million verdict for 4 more workers.
- $5.5 Million Recovered for Concussed Rig Worker
Arnold & Itkin helped an injured offshore worker recover $5.5 million to cover their damages. This client suffered serious head and back injuries that lead to chronic pain.
- $3.9 Million Recovered on Behalf of Injured Land Rig Worker
Attorneys at Arnold & Itkin represented a Louisiana rig worker who suffered neck and shoulder injuries in a work accident. The defendant tried to deny their liability, but our attorneys were able to secure a $3.9 million settlement.
Our Murphy Oil Corporation Lawsuit Attorneys Can Help You
Regardless of how complex your case may be, our attorneys will listen to your story. We understand how difficult and overwhelming this time can be, which is why we take our clients through every step of the case. We have the knowledge and experience needed to represent your case and we will do everything possible to help you receive the best possible results. We have helped clients recover billions of dollars. Contact our Murphy Oil Corporation accident attorneys as soon as possible to learn your options and how to provide for yourself and your family.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a Murphy Oil Corporation land rig accident, contact our Murphy Oil Corporation accident lawyers today: (888) 493-1629.