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Our Valero Energy Lawsuit Attorneys Fight for Injured Workers

Valero Energy Corporation was established in 1980, specializing in natural gas transportation. Valero later branched into retail and wholesale markets, and today it supplies independently-owned wholesale outlets worldwide, including the UK, Ireland, and other locations. Valero has a workforce of about 10,000 employees and refines about 3.1 million barrels per day. Valero ranks #31 in Fortune 500 with a market value of about $93.9 billion.

Unfortunately, working at an oil and gas company like Valero is risky. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration enforces safety regulations to help companies like Valero keep work environments safe, but they don’t always meet the standard. It’s common for companies in the industry to cut corners to save money, even when it jeopardizes their employee’s safety. When workers are hurt by negligence, the Valero Energy accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin hold companies accountable for it.

Our firm helps injured workers recover the compensation they rightfully deserve. If you or a loved one were injured during a Valero Energy accident, contact our Valero Energy accident attorneys today for a free consultation: (888) 493-1629.

Valero Energy Company Accidents

Since 2000, Valero Energy Company has been fined almost $1 billion in environmental and workplace safety violations. Valero has had a difficult time adhering to OSHA guidelines, which has led to numerous Valero employees getting killed or seriously injured.

  • Incidents at the Valero Port Arthur Refinery (2007)
    Numerous accidents took place in the Port Arthur refinery in 2007 alone. For example, there were three major accidents between July and August. At the beginning of July, the refinery discharged 400 gallons of gasoline onto a dock. Later that same month, the refinery released hydrogen sulfide into the air that sent nearly 40 people to the hospital. In the beginning of August, a 20-foot pipe exploded and caused a fire.
  • Nitrogen Asphyxiation Accident (2005)
    A tragic accident occurred when two workers were asphyxiated inside a nitrogen-filled confined space. This incident could have been prevented with better hazard awareness training and proper confined space procedure. The workers were injured while they were reinstalling a large pipe elbow on the top of a pressure vessel.
  • Worker Dies in Valero Plant (2011)
    A contract worker died during an accident at the Valero Energy St. Charles refinery in Norco, LA. The incident took place on the refinery’s millisecond catalytic cracking unit that was shut down at the time. The workers were doing some grinding work on an elevated piece of equipment. The contract worker was killed by exposure to hydrogen sulfide, a toxic gas.

Common Injuries Caused by Rig Accidents

Accidents often occur within the oil and gas industry due to the risks of the job—many of which are the company’s responsibility. Since workers use heavy machinery while moving around hazardous chemicals, injuries that occur in oil and gas sites tend to be catastrophic. If you were injured while working on a drilling rig and you are looking for a way to rebuild your life, we may be able to help you.

Common catastrophic injuries caused by oil rig accidents include:

Our Valero Energy Accident Claim Attorneys Can Help

Arnold & Itkin has helped injured Valero workers recover the compensation they rightfully deserve. We understand how overwhelming it can be after an accident, which is why our legal team workers tirelessly to ensure that workers have the financial support they need to take care of themselves and their families. Our attorneys have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We may be able to help you too.

If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a Valero Energy accident, contact our Valero Energy accident attorneys today for a free case review: (888) 493-1629.

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  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin tried a case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about a drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained for an individual ...
  • $860 Million History-Making Verdict After Fatal Crane Accident Arnold & Itkin took up the case of a woman who lost her daughter after a crane collapsed on her daughter’s apartment building. After nearly four years of delays, the defendant was forced to take responsibility.
  • $557 Million Massive Verdict Won Against Union Pacific Arnold & Itkin won a half-a-billion-dollar verdict against one of the nation’s largest rail companies after train operators mercilessly struck our client despite knowing she was on the tracks.
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas History Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $222 Million Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow Our firm won $222 million for a woman who lost her husband in an industrial accident caused by a faulty valve. We took the case to trial because the at-fault company refused to take responsibility. The jury saw through the corporate lies and double ...
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $193 Million Settlement Won for Victims of Pipeline Explosion Offshore injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin fought for two workers who were injured in a pipeline explosion at sea, one of whom passed away. Our relentless investigation and advocacy resulted in a nine-figure settlement that will provide for our ...
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement.
  • $139 Million Massive Settlement Achieved for Victims of an Oilfield Incident Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a huge $139,000,000 settlement for injured families affected by an oilfield incident in the eastern United States, settling one week before trial.
  • $125 Million Settlement Won for Widow of Dredge Worker Offshore lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP won a nine-figure settlement for a woman who lost her husband in a pipeline explosion. By pushing the case toward trial, our firm pressured the defendant into settling with our client, allowing her to rebuild ...
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