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Pasadena Plant & Refinery Accident Lawyers

Setting Things Right for Injured Plant Workers. $10+ Billion Recovered.

Plant and refinery workers play an essential role in American industry. They work hard day in and day out, often performing physically demanding labor, and working with and around heavy machinery, toxic chemicals, and any of a number of hazards that would make most people want to run the other way. Located along the Houston Ship Channel, Pasadena is one of the most concentrated areas of chemical plants and oil refineries in Texas. The people who live and work in Pasadena may be at risk of suffering serious harm if an accident, fire, or explosion occurs at any one of these facilities.

The unfortunate truth is that plant and refinery accidents are preventable. Many can be traced back to specific causes related to decisions made by boardroom executives or plant supervisors who placed more importance on profits than on the safety of their workers. Failures to replace aging equipment, delayed inspections, improper training methods, inadequate safety gear, and defective machinery can all cause 1catastrophic plant and refinery accidents that leave workers seriously injured or killed.

Our Pasadena plant accident attorneys are standing by to help if you were injured or lost a loved one in a fire, explosion, or other incident at a refinery or plant.
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Chemical Plants & Refineries in Pasadena, TX

The following plants and refineries are located in the Pasadena, Texas area:

  • BASF Pasadena
  • Channel Energy Center
  • Chevron Pasadena
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. PPC
  • Clariant Corporation
  • Enterprise Products Terminal
  • Flint Hills Resources
  • Goodyear Bayport Chemical Plant
  • Grace Chemical Plant
  • Kinder Morgan, Inc. Pasadena
  • Kinder Morgan Liquids Terminal
  • Kuraray America, Inc. EVAL Plant
  • Lubrizol Corporation
  • LyondellBasell – Bayport Polymers Plant
  • LyondellBasell – Houston Refining
  • Marathon Petroleum Co
  • Motiva Enterprises
  • Oxiteno USA LLC
  • PRSI West Gate
  • Shell Deer Park Manufacturing

Hundreds of workers go to these locations every single day. They put in the time and effort to do their jobs, and they do them well. The fact that they are the first to suffer from negligence or wrongdoing on the part of their employers is simply wrong. That is why our Pasadena plant accident lawyers are so passionate about helping injured plant and refinery workers get the financial support and medical care they need.

Pasadena Is No Stranger to Plant & Refinery Accidents

Through the years, Pasadena has seen some disastrous accidents at its plants and refineries. The worst was an incident that occurred on October 23, 1989. A series of explosions at the Phillips Petroleum Company’s Houston Chemical Complex (HCC) facility near the Houston Ship Channel claimed 23 workers’ lives and injured 314. The initial blast rocked the area with the force of 2.4 tons of TNT, registering at 3.5 on the Richter scale. Five more explosions followed, and it took 10 hours to get the resulting fire under control.

In another Pasadena refinery accident, a worker suffered severe burns when a generator exploded on March 5, 2016. The incident took place at Pasadena Refining System, Inc. Flames broke out after the explosion, and there was so much black smoke in the air that parts of the Houston Ship Channel were closed for several hours. A more recent accident took place on August 18, 2020, at the Chevron Pasadena Refinery. The incident involved a fire on an oil tank at the property. The fire was put out within about an hour of its discovery, and no one was injured.

Plant & Refinery Accident FAQ

Who can be held responsible for a plant or refinery accident?

One or more parties may be responsible for a chemical plant or oil refinery accident in Pasadena, TX. Often, our attorneys find that the company that owns and operates the plant is to blame, as incidents can be traced back to failures to implement appropriate safety standards, violations of OSHA regulations, poor employee training, or decisions to delay the replacement or repair of aging equipment. With cases of this kind, our Pasadena refinery accident law firm works with investigators, experts in refinery safety, and other qualified professionals to determine exactly what caused the accident. We can then determine who is to blame and seek justice on behalf of injured workers and their families.

Should I file a workers’ comp claim after a Pasadena, TX plant accident?

Whether you have a workers’ compensation claim or other type of case will depend on the nature of the accident and whether you were on the job at the time. For most industrial accidents, workers are entitled to medical care and financial support without having to prove the fault of their employers or other parties. Workers’ comp benefits are limited, however, so it’s important to talk to a lawyer who has experience with plant accident cases. In some cases, a worker may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit, which would allow for additional compensation.

What is my refinery accident claim worth?

Every refinery injury case is unique. Workers experience unthinkable trauma in fires, explosions, and other incidents at Pasadena oil refineries. For this reason, it is difficult to “put a price on” what a case is worth. At Arnold & Itkin, our goal is to expose the wrongdoing that caused the accident and then pursue the level of compensation that will help an injured refinery worker or the family of a worker who has lost his or her life face a brighter and more stable future. We will pursue compensation for medical care, ongoing treatment, lost earnings, loss of future earnings, emotional trauma, pain and suffering, and every single loss or expense our client has experienced and may experience in the future. We want to show oil and gas companies that they can’t put profits over the safety of their workers, while helping our clients get the best treatment and the support they need—for life.

Our Pasadena Refinery Accident Attorneys Are Here for You

Oil refinery and chemical plant accidents have the potential to cause profound harm—to workers, to their families, and to the environment. If you or someone you love was injured in such an accident in the Pasadena area of Texas, you need to work with a firm that’s a leader in this complex legal arena. Arnold & Itkin is rightfully established as a powerhouse law firm that has taken on the toughest opponents—and won. We win time and time again because we’re willing to put in the work it takes to beat companies that have teams of attorneys and seemingly limitless resources to fight the cases against them.

Our attorneys secured a $97 million settlement for refinery workers who were seriously injured in a fire, making sure they received the medical treatment and financial stability they needed to move on with their lives. That is just one example of the results we’ve been able to secure for injured industrial workers and their families.

Through our years in practice, Arnold & Itkin has secured over $10 billion for the injured and wronged. Our victories are important because they are examples of lives we’ve changed and families we’ve helped by getting negligent corporations to pay.

To discuss your Pasadena plant or refinery accident case, call (888) 493-1629 or contact us online. We’re ready to help.

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  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $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.
  • $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 of $171 million.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
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