Fires and explosions at refinery plants happen all too often, particularly in oil-rich areas of the United States such as the area south of Houston, Texas. In many cases, those explosions could have been avoided altogether if proper maintenance and safety procedures had been undertaken by refinery owners. In fact, in one recent case, a refinery explosion and fire resulted from numerous OSHA violations, including obsolete safety procedures, failure to remediate known hazards, and inadequate inspections and testing.
At Harrison Davis, our experienced trial lawyers believe such conditions are inexcusable for the workers, families, and communities who are impacted by refinery plant fires and explosions. We’ve tried numerous cases involving these incidents. In many of those cases, our clients received the maximum compensation allowed by law.
What Kinds of Injuries are Caused by Refinery Fires and Explosions?
Due to the nature of the combustibles at play in refinery fires and explosions, these incidents can be particularly harmful to anyone nearby. Injuries include:
- Lung damage from inhalation of noxious off-gasses
- Eye damage or vision loss
- Hearing damage from loud explosions
- Spinal cord trauma from being blown off high platforms
- Extensive burning and scarring
- Loss of limbs
- Concussions and other head trauma
One of the most critical aspects of taking a refinery explosion case to trial is understanding the long-term impact of the resultant injuries. The trial attorneys at Harrison Davis have handled these cases before. We’ve also kept in touch with former clients who were injured in refinery fires and explosions. Thus, we know first-hand that recovery from these accidents can be a life-long process. We fight to get our clients compensation that will account for this long-term trauma.
How Can The Trial Attorneys at Harrison Davis Help Me?
The trial attorneys at Harrison Davis are committed to helping our clients receive the maximum compensation owed to them as a result of refinery fires and explosions. We begin our relationship with clients by providing a free consultation that helps us understand who is responsible for your injuries and just how extensive those injuries may be.
Then, in most cases, we are able to begin a lawsuit against the responsible parties at no out-of-pocket cost to you. We vigorously represent our clients through every step of the process – from initial consultation all the way through settlement or trial, if that becomes necessary.
Contact an Experienced Refinery Explosion Trial Lawyer
Experienced Texas refinery explosion lawyers are available to discuss:
- personal injury claims that you may bring as the result a refinery explosion/fire
- the legal process for filing such claims, and
- the facts of your particular claim