There are over 141 oil refineries in the United States, and the largest cluster operates right here in South Texas. Despite strict regulations and thousands of rules imposed by OSHA and other federal and state departments, oil plant accidents happen far too often.
If you’ve been injured, or tragically lost a loved one in an oil refinery accident, our refinery explosion lawyers in San Antonio, TX will work aggressively to hold the negligent parties responsible. Our highly skilled team specializes in work injuries and accidents. We have the experience to examine the circumstances of your injury, determine who the responsible parties are, and get you the compensation you deserve.
Research shows that plant explosions can generally be prevented. But when OSHA regulations and other safety rules are ignored by the oil and gas companies, it’s the employees who pay the price.
If your injury was due to one or more of the following oversights, then a negligent party may be held responsible:
- Violations of OSHA regulations or other safety rules
- Lack of safety gear and safety signs
- Insufficient training
- Improper or unsafe use of chemicals, natural gas, and other flammable products
- Malfunctioning tools or equipment that were not properly used or maintained
- Inattentive third-party contractors
All it takes is for one step, procedure, or rule to be broken for a plant or refinery to erupt into flames. Very rarely is it an unavoidable accident. More often than not the oil and gas companies are cutting corners and being negligent in their work.
Minor injuries are generally not a reason to file a lawsuit. The San Antonio oil industry is inherently dangerous, and bumps, bruises, and scrapes are to be expected. Other oil plant injuries are more life-altering, though, and some are catastrophic.
Common oil plant and refinery injuries that we can potentially file suit for are:
- Petrochemical or other burns
- Electrocution or shock
- Eye damage
- Brain damage
- Broken bones
- Lost limbs
- Lung damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Muscle tears, and
- Fatal injuries leading to wrongful death
And it’s not just explosions that can cause injuries, either. Refinery and oil plant injuries are also caused by falling objects, slips and falls, heavy equipment, and toxic chemical exposure.
If you or a loved one has suffered from any of these types of injuries due to a refinery explosion or other oil plant accident, you need to speak with one of our dedicated refinery explosion lawyers right away.
Oil refinery injuries are often life-changing. If you or a loved one has suffered from an oil refinery explosion or accident, call Felix Gonzalez for a free consultation. We’ll work tirelessly to seek justice and get you the compensation you deserve.