Representing Workers and Residents Injured Due to Gas Leaks

Gas leaks cause injuries and fatalities every year. Any gas leak — including leaks from pure methane at mines and well sites, natural gas fed through pipelines into residences and businesses, and flammable gases used in production at chemical plants and refineries — can cause a serious problem.

The attorneys of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner have 70 years of experience. Established in 1951, our firm is the oldest plaintiffs personal injury law firm in Texas. We understand oil and gas cases, including gas leak accidents that cause serious injury or wrongful death. We know that if you’ve been injured on the job or in your home, you will need help. Call (713) 222-7211 (toll free 713-222-7211) or contact our office online for a free consultation.

What Causes a Gas Leak?

Gas leaks — including propane gas leaks — often result from negligence. In other words, something was done, or wasn’t done, that compromised safety.

Examples of high-profile accidents resulting from gas leaks include:

  • Pipelines: In addition to the San Bruno gas explosion that made international headlines in 2010, there have been dozens of pipeline explosions across the nation since the 1960s. Many of these were pipeline explosions caused by a gas leak that injured workers and residents near the pipelines.
  • Chemical plants and refineries: Sometimes flammable gas or hazardous chemicals escaping from open valves in refineries can lead to massive explosions when ignited. In 2005, an explosion at the third-largest refinery in the U.S., BP’s Texas City refinery, killed 15 workers and injured 170. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined BP for hundreds of safety violations, and the company was charged with criminal violations of federal environmental laws. Injuries from gas leaks at chemical plants and refineries similar to BP’s occur throughout the nation, harming workers and nearby homeowners.
  • Hydro fracking: Scientists believe that gas leaking during the hydro fracking process at resource shale sites can impact air quality and health. Leaks of methane and benzene and other emissions can injure workers and residents near large shale areas such as Eagle Ford Shale, Barnett Shale and Marcellus Shale.

Call the Gas Leak Accident Lawyers of Abraham Watkins

Gas leaks often result in serious injury. If you have been injured, you will need compensation for lost income, pain and suffering, and medical bills. No matter where you are located, the Houston, Texas, personal injury trial attorneys of Abraham Watkins can help you seek justice. For a free initial consultation, call (713) 222-7211 (toll free 713-222-7211) or e-mail us for a free consultation.

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We offer a free consultation to prospective clients. If you have been injured and wish to speak to one of our attorneys in a no-cost consultation, please call us at (713) 222-7211. or toll free at 713-222-7211

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