Working at refineries can be very dangerous. Refinery workers are constantly exposed to the possibility of a catastrophic accident of occurring. This can cause severe or sometimes fatal accidents in the workplace.
The Occupational and Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) have established rules and regulations that plants and refineries must follow to keep the workplace safe. However, due to negligence accidents happen. This can put a worker at risk for serious injury.
Common Types of Injuries
Injuries from a refinery accident include:
- Broken Bones
- Loss of Vision
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Loss of Hearing
- Permanently disfigured or disabled
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Common Causes of Refinery Accidents
One of the most dangerous and fatal accident that can happen at a refinery is an explosion. Refineries are filled with highly flammable chemicals that can explode at any given moment if not handled correctly. These explosions can cause harm to the environment, workers, and the community at large.
Refinery accidents or explosions can happen at any time. Possible causes of these accidents include, but not limited to:
- Delays in machinery maintenance
- Unsafe or defective machinery
- Violations of safety regulations
- Lack of safety procedures
- Poor communication
- Lack of proper training
- Vehicle accidents
- Chemical spills
- Slip and falls
- Negligence or operator errors
The refinery accident attorneys at Adley Law Firm are experienced in handling situations like these. It can be challenging to fight a refinery company but our attorneys will fight and demand the full compensation you deserve.
You Can Count On Our Attorneys
We understand that a refinery accident can have a major impact on your life. The attorneys at Adley Law Firm will help you recover from your injuries legally, financially, and emotionally.
Our lawyers will uncover the one at fault, and the next legal steps you should take. We want to make this process as simple as possible for you.
We understand that refinery companies have a lot of power, but you are not powerless. They may try and belittle your case but we know that your pain and suffering, and injuries are worth far more. You have a voice that needs to be heard, and we are that helping hand, ready to take on this case and fight for you rights.
Compensation After a Refinery Accident
If you or a loved has been involved in a refinery accident, there are a number of damages that you can receive compensation for. These damages include, but not limited to:
- Loss of future and present wages
- Medical treatment for injuries, burns, falls, or chemical exposure. Also including future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Serious burns
- Physical injuries
- Emotional trauma
Even though you may not be able to bring back what you have lost in the accident, we can make sure you have the financial security to ease some of the emotional stress you may have.
What To Do After An Accident
You don’t have to suffer alone. An experienced refinery accident attorney in Houston could help fight and get the compensation you deserve. There are a few important things you should do, in order to protect your rights after an accident, you should immediately:
Report The Accident Right Away to Your Supervisor
This should be done in writing and verbally. If you cannot report the accident yourself, have a co-worker alert the manager as soon as possible.
Seek Medical Treatment
If you suffered severe injuries, emergency treatment should escort you to the hospital right away. Even if your injuries are not severe, you should still medical attention. Visiting a doctor will protect your health and you will have a record on file that you could use as proof for your case.
Do Not Speak With Your Insurance Company Until You Have a Lawyer
Remember that insurance companies are not out to help but to belittle your claim. Politely refuse to discuss the accident until you have a refinery attorney at your side.
Contact An Experienced Attorney
Chose only attorneys who specialize in refinery cases, they will have the knowledge to handle your claim.
The Lawyers at Adley Law Firm, are here to help you towards a brighter future and financial stability after this horrible accident.
When you work with our refinery accident attorneys in Houston, Texas, you are always in good hands. We will provide the best quality of legal counsel.
We can help get you the compensation you need form third parties as well.
We work to build the strongest case possible. We won’t stop fighting until we get the compensation that is right for you.
If you were injured at a refinery accident, call us at (713) 999-8669 or schedule a free consultation.