Representing Workers Injured in Chemical Plant and Refinery Accidents
In the oil and gas industry, chemical plants and refineries are in the “downstream” sector, engaged in refining the crude oil that was first extracted and then transported by tankers. The marketing and selling of oil and gas are also considered to be a downstream sector activity — just as dangerous as the jobs of the workers who extract and transport — but that doesn’t mean chemical plants and refineries are free from dangerous accidents.
The injury attorneys of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner know that employees and subcontractors who work for chemical plants and refineries are seriously injured or killed every year. We also know that refinery fires and explosions can hurt people living close to the refinery. We know because we’ve handled these cases for 70 years. We are the oldest plaintiffs personal injury law firm in Texas. Call 713-396-3964 (toll free 800-594-4884) or contact our office online for a free consultation.
From Toxic Exposure to Electrocution
Injuries can be caused by gas leaks, chemical plant explosions, simple exposure to toxic chemicals and electric shock. Refinery fires or explosions can also cause injury to neighboring residents, damaging property and drinking water.
The very same things that often cause oil field accidents also tend to cause accidents in chemical plants or refineries. A petrochemical company’s or a contractor’s lack of compliance with safety or maintenance regulations may cause:
- Dangerous falls from plant machinery
- Falling objects/equipment
- Defective industrial equipment
- Improper maintenance of refinery equipment
With the proper safety precautions and maintenance, fires and explosions could be prevented — saving workers and local residents from injury and property damage. That’s where we come in.
Compensation for Injured Oil and Gas Workers
After a chemical plant or refinery accident, you will need adequate compensation for lost income, pain and suffering, medical bills, and possibly property damage. The experienced litigation lawyers at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner in Houston can help you seek justice for negligence. Call 713-396-3964 (toll free 800-594-4884) or e-mail our office for a free initial consultation.