The Pellerin Law Firm is happy to represent clients who were involved with refinery and chemical plant explosions and accidents.

If you are an industrial worker who is employed at an oil refinery or a production plant in the Houston area, then you’re well aware of the dangers that you face every day going to work. Chemical plants, power plants, refineries and other different types of plants present their own sets of challenges and hazards for their workers. If you’ve been injured in the workplace at a refinery or a chemical plant, you should contact an attorney to to discuss your rights and hopefully recover compensation for your injuries.

To help avoid accidents at refineries and chemical plants, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA) has set up a set of rules and regulations that they must follow in these workplaces to help avoid accidents and injuries. If an accident happens and the investigation shows that these standards were in any way violated at the chemical plant or refinery, then the responsible parties for the accident can be held accountable. The most common cause of accidents and explosions is human error, so often these issues could be avoided.

The dangers of chemical plant accidents

Negligence is often the reason behind chemical plant accidents. Fires, explosions, and other disasters are often the result of the negligence of the employer, the worker or another party. While large accidents are what often get more coverage in the news, small accidents and explosions are common and sometimes deadly. Refinery and chemical plant explosions often cause long-lasting damage that’s devastating to victims as well as their families.

Types of accidents at chemical plants and refineries

We help employees get maximum compensation for a number of different types of accidents at chemical plants and refineries. Here are some common types of accidents at chemical plants and refineries:

  • Chemical plant accidents
  • Falls
  • Burns
  • Oil refinery plant accidents
  • Plant and refinery explosions
  • Electrocution
  • Defective machinery
  • Toxic exposure
  • Fertilizer plant explosions
  • Plant and refinery fires

If you were injured in a chemical plant or refinery accident, there’s a good chance that negligence is at fault–and you may be entitled to a personal injury claim. The Pellerin Law Firm is proud to fight for the rights of injured victims, and we’re happy to offer you a complimentary consultation to discuss your case. Contact us today to learn more how we can help.