Workplace Injury

Oil and Gas Refinery Explosions

When workers are injured in a refinery explosion, the results can be devastating, even fatal. If you've been injured in a refinery explosion, you need an experienced, qualified law firm working with you. Contact the national workplace injury attorneys of Watts Guerra.

Refinery workers are exposed to occupational hazards every day.  Not all refinery workers are employees of the refinery itself.  Many are employed by outside contractors. 

Safety is not the most important objective in the oil and gas industry where the quicker you move, the more money you can make.  The nature of refinery operations is inherently dangerous but the dangers increase when companies force their workers to rush to stay on schedule with a project.

Workers in oil and gas refineries are often injured by:

  • Fires or Explosions
  • Chemical Leaks
  • Unsafe Scaffolding or other Unsafe Jobsite Equipment
  • Benzene Exposure or other Toxic Exposure
  • Fall Accidents

Many oil and gas refinery accidents are caused by faulty equipment, failure to adhere to the required state and/or federal safety procedures, the negligence of subcontractors, and other third party negligence.

If you have been injured in a refinery explosion or other work site injury, you may have been told that your only form of available recovery is workers' compensation. This may not be true.

If you have been injured or if you’ve developed an occupational illness as a result of your refinery work, Watts Guerra can help. We offer experienced legal representation for people who have been injured in a wide range of workplace injuries, including oil and gas refinery accidents. In particular, we have significant resources and litigation experience representing clients in their claims involving injuries inflicted at petrochemical refineries.

Watts Guerra

The law firm of Watts Guerra has a unique standing among America's workplace and personal injury law firms. Our attorneys have handled some of the largest and most complex personal injury cases in American legal history.

The national law firm of Watts Guerra is one of America's leading personal injury litigation firms, able to assist individuals and families anywhere in the United States. If you've been injured or lost a loved one in a refinery accident, contact us online or call us at (800) 294-0055.