Texas leads the nation in total energy production, primarily crude oil and natural gas. With 27 petroleum refineries that can process more than 5.1 million barrels of crude oil per day, Texas leads the nation in crude oil refining capacity. More than one-fourth of the nation’s total refining capacity is located in Texas. A good number of men and women are hard at work in industrial settings, including chemical plants and refineries, across the State every day.
Refinery accidents often have devastating effects for injured workers and their families. With injuries ranging from life-threatening burns, brain damage, spinal cord injuries, to limb mutilation, these accidents can have tragic consequences for workers.
Refinery accidents can cause life-altering injuries
Workers in oil refineries and chemical plants are exposed to toxic and flammable substances on a daily basis. Plant owners and operators are legally required to follow to both state and federal safety regulations to make sure industrial workers are not exposed to a greater risk of harm such as:
- Burn injuries, disfigurement, or scarring as a result of fires and explosions
- Head trauma and traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ damage and bleeding
- Loss of limbs
- Lung and neurological damage from chemical exposure or inhalation
- Leukemia and cancer due to constant exposure to toxic substances
- Wrongful death
- Pain, suffering and mental anguish
Failure of plant owners or operators to observe proper safety guidelines in these workplaces will expose them to liability for any resulting injuries and/or death.
Industrial accidents can cause significant hardship for the injured party and their loved ones
The costs that result from an industrial accident are not just physical. The cost of ongoing medical care and loss of earnings can be devastating. Medical bills can pile up including everything from the emergency room care to ongoing co-pays and physical therapy. With medical bills piling up, the loss of wages can be devastating to injured workers and their loved ones.
Should you decide to file a claim for damages against the plant owners and/or operators responsible, the refinery accident lawyer at The Nigam Law Firm is here to help you obtain a full recovery. Finding those responsible and holding them accountable for your harms and losses can be a difficult task, and The Nigam Law Firm is here to help. Our attorney will work closely with the different agencies and industry-recognized experts to evaluate and investigate whether the necessary safety regulations and guidelines were properly followed.
Call the personal injury lawyer at The Nigam Law Firm today for a free consultation.