Recently, at our Beaumont, TX law firm attorney David Starnes represented a client who, as an employee in a Baytown refinery, lost an arm and a leg in an electrical accident. Fires, falls, exposure to fumes, explosions, burns, heavy equipment – oil and chemical refineries are dangerous environments. Despite safety regulations and laws, accidents occur far too often and resulting injuries are often severe and cause permanent disabilities.
At our firm, we are committed to helping refinery employees and their families recover the compensation they need to rebuild their lives after refinery accidents. If you know someone who has been injured or killed in a refinery accident, contact our office to arrange for a free consultation with our personal injury lawyer Beaumont, TX.
The most common refinery accidents involve falls, lifting, defective machinery, defective scaffolding, toxic fumes, explosions, fires, and electrocution. Workers' Compensation provides small, often inadequate payments for medical treatment and lost wages, and allows no compensation for the pain, suffering, and trauma these families have experienced. However, depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, a worker may be entitled to claims against third parties.
Third-party Claims for Refinery Accidents
If you or a member of your family was in a chemical or oil refinery accident, you may be entitled to a personal injury claim against a manufacturer of defective equipment, against a negligent property owner, or against other corporations. Laws covering these claims are complex and your lawyer Beaumont, TX should have extensive experience in handling similar cases.
Knowledge of federal and Texas regulations governing refineries and of the principles of agency and corporate law is essential when developing a strong case on behalf of an injured worker. David Starnes is prepared to inspect the plant, analyze and preserve the evidence, and identify key witnesses when developing a case on your behalf.