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Chemical Plant Fire Attorneys

Representing the Injured in Houston, All of Texas, Louisiana & Nationwide

Due to our extensive experience handling chemical plant accidents, we have learned much about the costs of chemical plant fires. Through our clients’ tragic stories, we learn about the emotional, physical, and financial costs of suffering a chemical fire. We discovered that when profits are prioritized above safety, employees pay the price. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we are committed to ensuring that burned workers suffer as little as possible for others’ mistakes. While we cannot wash away your emotional and physical pain, our Houston plant explosion lawyers can fight for the money you need to obtain proper medical treatment and financial security. By representing workers who endured scenarios such as the Deepwater Horizon explosion or the Texas City explosion, we have secured billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.

Call (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation with our chemical fire lawyers.
We are happy to let you know if you have a case and how we can help you move forward.

Common Causes of Electrical & Chemical Plant Accidents

Hazardous chemicals are frequently the cause of fires at chemical plants. While dangerous chemicals are an ignition risk on their own, when these chemicals are used with heavy machinery or other hazards, their threat-levels increase exponentially.

Chemical plant fires are caused by the following:

  • Faulty wiring
  • Outdated equipment
  • Overheated machinery
  • Poor safety protocols
  • Poor employee training
  • Poor storage practices

When a company fails to maintain their machines, combustible materials can ignite. Additionally, when corporations fail to train their employees, workers can make simple mistakes that result in grave consequences. Every employer must adequately instruct their employees to ensure that chemical fires do not occur. When employers provide inadequate training, they could be held liable for the ensuing disaster.

Common Injuries from Chemical Plant Fires

Chemical plant accidents can inflict more than a typical burn wound. In fact, there are thousands of chemical mixtures used in various industries, and how each of these interacts with heat will look different. Chemical plant fires can cause numerous injuries that many people do not account for when they take a job at a production plant.

Chemical fires can cause injuries such as the following:

  • Burns to the lining of the lungs
  • Respiratory issues that stem from ash or smoke
  • Persistent eye irritation
  • Blurry vision
  • Headaches due to smoke inhalation
  • Nausea from smoke complications
  • Burned esophagus
  • First-degree, second-degree, and third-degree burns

As you can see, some of these injuries are external, and some of these injuries are internal. Internal injuries are often more dangerous than external injuries because the injured worker may not realize they have been wounded. A worker who sustains headaches, nausea, and respiratory issues after a chemical fire may disregard symptoms of internal injury due to a chemical fire.

You should immediately go to a hospital if you have any of these symptoms after a chemical fire:

  • Lightheadedness
  • Throwing up
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Constant smell of smoke
  • Watery eyes
  • Stinging throat or lungs
  • Difficulty inhaling

When someone is near a chemical fire, the smoke may coat his or her lungs. This “chemical coating” can block the lungs from receiving and breaking down oxygen. In fact, it can cause scarring in and around the tiny air sacs of the lungs. While a severe consequence of chemical fires, the symptoms of lung scarring as a result of the chemical coating may not be felt for some time. Due to chemical coatings and other problems, going in for a routine respiratory checkup is always a good idea to make sure that you have not suffered internal damage from a chemical fire.

Contact Our Chemical Fire Lawyers for a Free Consultation: (888) 493-1629

If you were injured in a chemical fire while reporting at work, it is probable that your employer is directly or indirectly to blame. Seek a claim against their negligence with the help of a chemical fire attorney from Arnold & Itkin. Our firm has helped thousands of injured clients wounded in chemical plant accidents; in fact, our firm has won billions of dollars for our clientele. Call today to learn how we can help you.

Call (888) 493-1629 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

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  • $171Million 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.
  • $97Million 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.
  • $39.7Million Record Verdict Won for Victim of Industrial Accident Attorneys Kyle Findley and Adam Lewis obtained a record $39.744 million verdict on behalf of a client who was burned in a severe dust fire and explosion at a plywood plant in Corrigan, TX.
  • $18.5Million Second Verdict Won for 4 Victims of Geismar Explosion In our second trial on behalf of victims of the 2013 plant explosion in Geismar, LA, Arnold & Itkin won a massive verdict for 4 workers and their families. The verdict will go toward providing the extensive care they have required in the years since the explosion as well as the care they will need for the rest of their lives. This was the second of 2 massive verdicts Arnold & Itkin won against Williams Companies, Inc.
  • $15.5Million Massive Verdict Won for Geismar Explosion Victims Arnold & Itkin won a landmark verdict against Williams Companies, Inc. and child company Williams Olefins LLC for their part in the 2013 explosion that killed 2 workers and injured over 100 more. Williams Companies tried to blame the incident on their limited liability shell company, but the jury saw through the defense. They awarded 95% of the blame to Williams Companies, Inc. and gave our clients the money they needed for medical care.
  • $13.7Million Massive Settlement Won Only Months After Injury Arnold & Itkin represented a plant worker who was seriously injured in an accident on the job. Plant injuries are often complex, taking years to fully investigate and litigate. Fortunately, our firm’s work was able to secure a multi-million dollar settlement mere months after the injury took place. Now our client’s medical expenses and other needs are taken care of for the rest of his life.
  • $12Million Injured Worker Received Settlement for Burn Injuries Our industrial injury lawyers have recently recovered $12 million on behalf of a plant worker who suffered burns when a safety valve failed at the refinery where he was employed. His settlement will go toward providing him with extensive and long-term medical care. His employer chose to settle his case two weeks before trial was set to begin.
  • $11.7Million Settlement Won for Plant Worker Injured During Turnaround Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin successfully recovered $11.75 million on behalf of a man who was injured while working a turnaround at an industrial plant. He was injured because he and his team were not informed of the plant’s dangers, and his family turned to Arnold & Itkin shortly afterward. Our team was able to get him money for his present and future medical expenses less than a year after he was injured.
  • $11.6Million Verdict Secured for a Worker Partially Blinded on the Job Our client was only offered $300,000 by the defendant for his near-total loss of sight in one eye, but the jury only deliberated for less than 2 days before they found the defendant guilty of defective equipment design. They gave our client an award of $11.6 million.
  • $4.97Million Settlement Reached for Orthopaedic Injury Victim Our team worked to represent a client who was severely injured while working at a chemical plant. He was performing construction and maintenance work at the time of the incident. In the end, our firm was successful in settling the case for $4.97 million.
  • $4.8Million Verdict Won for Bereaved Daughter Kurt Arnold recovered $4.8 million for a client whose father was killed after suffering a severe head injury in Port Arthur, Texas. Winning justice for grieving clients is a primary reason we became lawyers, and it's our honor to help clients like this one receive help.
  • $4Million Victim of Plant Explosion Received Millions in Settlement Arnold & Itkin attorneys represented a Mississippi man who was severely injured in a Texas refinery plant explosion. Cases like these require a high level of experience and investigative resources due to the myriad factors involved in a plant explosion. Our attorneys are proud to have helped our client receive a settlement of $4,000,000.
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