Chemical plants and oil refineries are big employers in the Houston, Beaumont and Southeast Texas area, but working in an oil refinery or other petroleum products plant means working in close proximity to huge quantities of flammable and toxic chemicals on a daily basis. Negligence at the workplace can easily lead to an accident that causes serious injuries. The attorneys at Bailey Reyes help injured workers by taking action to hold negligent parties responsible.Powerful equipment and large amounts of hazardous materials can be found at every plant and refinery in Texas. The Occupational and Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has established rules and regulations that plants and refineries must follow to keep the workplace safety. But due to negligence, those rules and regulations are sometimes not followed. Too many times, the result is an accident in which a worker gets seriously hurt.Some common accidents in plants and refineries include:
- Explosions and fires that cause severe burn injuries, scarring, disfigurement and sometimes a wrongful death
- Toxic exposure resulting in lung damage, neurological damage and sometimes long-term or fatal illnesses such as cancer or leukemia
- Falls, impact from debris, or serious equipment malfunction that can cause head trauma, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, loss of limb or other life-changing consequences
- Broken bones
- Loss of hearing and/or vision
An injured worker may be left permanently disfigured or disabled. These accidents are usually caused by negligence. An employer did not follow safety protocols, did not properly train employees, or failed to correct a known hazard. The employer may have failed to provide the proper safety equipment. In some cases, the accident may have been caused by defective equipment from the manufacturer.Someone's negligence led to you being hurt. That's not acceptable. We hold negligent parties accountable. We'll investigate your accident and review all evidence and documentation related to it. You may be able to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement and physical impairment. You may also be able to recover punitive damages.
Our attorneys work to build the strongest case possible. This takes time, but we take a disciplined approach because it gets results. Defense attorneys know we'll be ready to fight our case in court. We are often able to work out a negotiated settlement. But we won't stop fighting until we get the results that are right for you.If you've been injured in an accident at a plant or refinery, contact us to talk to the plant and refinery accident attorneys at Bailey Reyes. We offer a free case evaluation and can go over all your legal options.