The state of Texas has thousands of functioning chemical and industrial plants; when they operate correctly, these plants generate of a majority of the state's income. With chemical plant and refinery explosions becoming more and more common, however, plant workers' injuries and accidental deaths come at the price of these high profits and often lax safety measures.
There are various factors that can cause industrial injuries:
- Incorrect storage or maintenance of flammable objects / materials
- Noncompliance with state and federal laws
- Defective or incorrectly maintained equipment
- Inadequate employee training
Chemical plant and refinery explosions can cause a myriad of injuries, including:
- Burn Injuries
- Lung Damage
- Broken Bones
- Toxic Exposure
- Brain Damage
- Back & Neck Injuries
- Hearing & Eye Sight Loss
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Many individuals who survive workplace fires and explosions suffer from long-term repercussions.
Establishing Liability in Chemical Plant & Refinery Explosions
When a chemical plant or refinery explosion occurs, state and / or federal agencies must determine the cause of said explosion. Once liability is established, injured workers or families of workers who passed away are generally able to pursue damages against the responsible parties. Not only can this result in monetary compensation and closure, but it can also help hold companies responsible for their negligence. Victims should seek compensation to ensure other companies strive to properly maintain their plants and refineries to avoid future accidents.
If you or a loved one was injured in a chemical plant or refinery explosion, it is imperative you seek the assistance of a personal injury attorney. At Arnold & Itkin, we work hard to protect our clients' rights. We strive to hold all negligible parties responsible, as well as seek maximum compensation. Our team has helped hundreds of chemical plant and refinery workers obtain recoveries for their injuries, and we would be happy to assist you. Please contact our firm to schedule a complimentary consultation.