Western Refining Accident Attorneys
Helping Injured Oil & Gas Workers in Texas, New Mexico & Minnesota
Western Refining, Inc. is a crude oil refiner headquartered in El Paso. The company’s refineries are located in Gallup, New Mexico, St. Paul Park, Minnesota, and El Paso, Texas, and have the combined capacity to process about 242,000 barrels of crude oil per day. All three refineries have loading terminals to transport products by commercial truck, and the El Paso refinery also delivers via pipelines. Western Refining also owns a number of terminals in New Mexico, Virginia, Arizona, and Texas, and it has about 260 retail outlets located throughout the southwestern U.S. In 2014, its revenue was an estimated $15.2 billion, and the company had 5,700 employees.
In 2017, Western Refining was acquired by Andeavor (formerly known as Tesoro), another independent refining company, for $6.4 billion. In 2018, Marathon Petroleum acquired Andeavor, replacing Valero Energy as the biggest oil refiner in the United States.
Were you injured working for Western Refining, Andeavor, or any refinery? Our attorneys can help. We represent oil and gas workers across the U.S. and have won billions for our clients. Call (888) 493-1629 today!
Refinery Accidents & Their Causes
Refineries are essential to American industry and our way of life. The people who work in crude oil refineries like Western Refining need to be protected on the job. They deserve the same level of protection as any person in any occupation, from police officers to schoolteachers. Even though their line of work involves inherent hazards, like operating heavy equipment and working around volatile substances, there is no excuse for the preventable accidents that injure and kill industrial workers. Oil and gas companies have an obligation to uphold safety standards and must be held accountable when they fail to protect workers.
Our team at Arnold & Itkin represents refinery workers in cases involving:
- Falls from heights
- Chemical exposure
- Equipment malfunction
- Crush injuries
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Overexertion/heat exhaustion
Oil refinery accidents are caused by aging or defective equipment, safety violations, inadequate training, and decisions by large corporations to put profits over the safety of their workers and the environment. When this happens, our Western Refining accident attorneys stand ready to help injured workers and families who have lost loved ones. We shed light on the decisions and actions made by oil and gas companies to protect their interests instead of their workers’ wellbeing. We make negligent corporations pay for what they’ve done, because we believe in helping our clients face brighter futures.
Why You Need a Western Refining Accident Lawyer
Since acquiring Western Refining through its acquisition of Andeavor, Marathon has become the largest oil refiner in the country. If you work for Marathon in any capacity, you have rights if you were injured on the job. You may be covered by workers’ compensation, or, if someone other than your employer or a co-worker caused your injuries, you may have grounds for a third-party personal injury lawsuit.
If you were injured, our firm has the answers you need during this difficult time. We know how to help you get the best medical treatment and the full financial support it will take to rebuild your life. Best of all, our refinery accident attorneys don’t give up. We persist, fighting for the life-changing settlements and verdicts that bring our clients real relief after going through the unthinkable.
To find out more about your rights and how we can help with a case involving a Western Refining accident, call our offices at (888) 493-1629. Not only is your consultation free and confidential, but if we take your case, you pay nothing at all unless we win. There’s no risk—contact us today.