REFINERY EXPLOSION ACCIDENTS

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San Antonio's Refinery Explosion Lawyer

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.

Negligent Oil and Gas Companies

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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.

How To Determine Negligence

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.

Refinery Injury Case Types We Handle

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.

What You Should Do After a Refinery Explosion

  • Stop working immediately. Oil and gas companies are notorious for trying to continue production, even after a serious accident or injury. Stop working, report the injury, and demand immediate medical attention.
  • Seek follow-up medical treatment. Whether your injuries are minor severe, you must seek follow-up medical care. Make sure to see an independent doctor, not one referred by your employer.
  • Create a record. You’re entitled to copies of all paperwork related to your accident so don’t be afraid to ask. Start creating a record and account of your accident and injuries, including copies of documentation, reports, and pictures of the site.
  • Speak to a refinery explosion lawyer. Your employer and their insurance company will likely try and get you to make a statement about fault so that they can avoid paying for any claims. Until you speak to a refinery explosion lawyer, do not make any statements, sign anything, accept any settlements, or answer any questions.

Contact San Antonio's Refinery Accident Lawyer Today

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.

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