Workplace Safety Violations Cause an Industrial Plant or Oil Refinery Explosion?

Houston Offshore Injury Lawyer Seeking Fair Compensation for Workers and Families

Photo of an oil refinery explosionOffshore injury lawyer Phillip Brantley has decades of experience helping the victims of chemical plant and oil refinery explosions in the greater Houston area. He has represented hundreds of refinery explosion victims and their families, guiding each them step-by-step through the process of holding those at fault for their pain and suffering accountable.

The aftermath of an oil refinery or chemical plant explosion is chaotic to say the least. In the blink of an eye, a completely unexpected event has left everything in its wake devastated. Workers injured in the blast and the families of those killed in the explosion often have no idea what to do or where to turn following the incident, even though they need help more than ever as they deal with:

  • Adjusting to life with a catastrophic personal injury, such as a brain injury (TBI) or back injury
  • Figuring out how to go on after losing a loved one to a fatal injury
  • No longer being able to live on their own without assistance due to the debilitating nature of their injury
  • Finding a way to pay for hospital bills, rehabilitation costs and long-term care expenses

Phillip Brantley & Associates, P.C. offers free consultations to injured workers and their families, where an experienced offshore injury attorney will discuss your situation with you from a legal perspective and answer any questions you have concerning refinery explosion lawsuits. This is information you need to know to make the best decisions possible for your and your family’s future.

What Causes Chemical Plant and Oil Refinery Explosions?

Oil refinery and chemical plant explosions can happen for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to the following:

  • Defective design of the facility, tools or equipment
  • Improper safety protocols or training
  • Negligent or reckless co-workers, employers or contractors
  • Failure to provide safeguards, such as warning signs
  • OSHA violations
  • Failing to properly use chemicals or flammable gas products, such as benzene and natural gas
  • Failing to properly maintain facility

In many cases, chemical plant and refinery explosions that injure or kill victims happen because of the negligent actions of their employer, a co-worker or a third party, such as a contractor, sub-contractor or vendor. In addition, there is no guarantee that workers’ compensation benefits will be available to injured workers and the families of fatal injury victims following an oil refinery or chemical plant explosion.

Texas does not require employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. However, due to the fact that providing workers’ comp benefits is not a requirement for Texas employers, state laws in Texas are more open than other states when it comes to pursuing civil claims for workplace injuries under personal injury law.

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It costs you nothing to talk to experienced Houston offshore injury lawyer Phillip Brantley about your situation. You can ask him any questions you have about what you should do if you were hurt or someone you love was killed in an oil refinery or chemical plant explosion. Attorney Brantley will explain your legal rights and the best options available to you and your family. Until you learn this information, you will not be able to make an informed decision about what is best for your and your family’s future.

For more information, give us a call or fill out our online contact form to set up a free consultation with Houston offshore injury attorney Phillip Brantley today.