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Arnold & Itkin Helps Dozens of Workers Injured in Louisiana Explosion

When discussing why he left a high-profile firm to start Arnold & Itkin, the answer came easily to Attorney Jason Itkin:

"We wanted to focus more on helping injured workers than representing companies in lawsuits."

This desire to help the injured, and to pursue justice on their behalf, is the driving force behind everything that we do at Arnold & Itkin LLP. It is our passion. We are completely committed to helping those who are injured in an accident to get their life back on track. No matter whether an individual was harmed by a defective drug or whether they were victimized in an industrial accident, our firm has made it our mission to be advocates for the injured—to fight on their behalf to recover just monetary compensation. On numerous occasions, we have proven our steadfast dedication to this mission; for example, we represented twenty-seven different crewmembers who were injured in the tragic Deepwater Horizon explosion.

Once again, our firm is preparing to roll up our sleeves and fight on behalf of the little guy. On June 13, a Williams Olefins chemical plant 30 miles south of Baton Rouge exploded. Investigations are still on-going by federal agencies to discover the cause of the incident, but that is little comfort for the individuals and families who have suffered, with two people losing their lives and more than 70 people sustaining serious injuries. Some initial observations are surfacing stating the plant's equipment was heavily damaged and needed to be replaced, although that has not yet been blamed for the explosion.

When we heard about the explosion, our hearts went out to those who were impacted. Unfortunately, we weren't necessarily surprised. All too often in our line of work, we have seen workers suffer from the negligence of companies. Outdated plant equipment is no rare occurrence in plants throughout the country.

In fact, according to Attorney Kurt Arnold:

"As a lot of folks know, most plants have not been updated in 50 or 60 years. Most of the equipment that is used is really old equipment. It's old technology. … For whatever reason, most companies have decided not to upgrade their plants and not to build new plants."

This type of negligence has cost people their lives, health, and well-being before—and unless something is done, it will happen again. That is why we consider it our duty to not only fight for those injured, but to fight to stop these incidents in the future. Throughout the years, we have helped countless people injured in plant accidents—both headline-making explosions (such as the BP Texas City disaster) and those with less media spotlight, although we think both are equally important.

See what our lead attorneys have to say about these types of cases:

We are currently helping dozens of workers who were injured in the Williams plant explosion in Geismar, Louisiana. "This is yet another senseless tragedy," said Attorney Jason Itkin. "We will work tirelessly to help determine the cause of this explosion and ensure that worker safety becomes the number one priority at Louisiana plants." Although the case is just getting started, we are committed to helping these victims recover from their injuries and get compensation they deserve.

While there will undoubtedly be challenges ahead, we are prepared to fight for what is right, to never take no for an answer, and to do everything that we can to ensure that our clients see justice done. "Right now we are focused on our clients, said Attorney Kurt Arnold. "We want to ensure that they get the best medical treatment possible." If you would like to talk to our firm about your own case, we encourage you to call us today at 888-493-1629. We offer a free, completely confidential consultation.