Personal Injury Lawyers in Austin, Texas

Austin Refinery Explosions

Accident Lawyer for Austin Injury Victims

Throughout Texas, thousands of individuals are employed at oil refineries, as there are more oil refineries in this state than any other in the union. These types of oil and gas facilities are expected to abide by OSHA regulations and be safe for employers and employees. While this is the case most of the time, some mistakes and negligent errors made by employers can lead to serious injury or accident for a worker on the jobsite. Many different types of personal injury, property damage, and even instances of wrongful death may occur in a quick manner after an explosion or another catastrophic accident takes place.

According to OSHA reports, there were 52 employee deaths in refinery accidents between the years of 1992 and 2007, with 250 more people becoming injured, which put the average at 3 deaths and 16 injuries a year. If you or a family member has suffered a catastrophic injury, such as a head or neck injury, spinal injury, traumatic brain injury, or burn injury in a refinery accident or explosion, let an Austin personal injury attorney from Briggle & Polan, PLLC help you through this difficult matter today.

Petroleum and Refinery Accidents

When compounds such as petroleum and / or natural gas are stored in plants, the possibility for an accident to occur becomes much more probable; and when an accident happens, the results are often nothing short of disastrous. Among the injurious effects that can come from an oil refinery accident are:

  • Burns (from chemicals, fire, or steam)
  • Chemical spills
  • Environmental contamination form chemical releases
  • Falls
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Toxic gas release

In the aftermath of an accident of this nature, it is imperative that victims have an experienced personal injury attorney on their side and acting on their behalf. Therefore, we encourage injured individuals to speak with a member of our team as soon as possible.

Under the guidance of an injury lawyer at our firm, your case will be in the hands of a legal team whose knowledge of the law, OSHA guidelines, and Chemical Safety Board regulations can help you seek the compensation that you deserve. We are here to help in whatever way possible, so don't hesitate to contact our firm today.

Representing Refinery Accident & Explosion Victims

There is a multitude of accidents that can occur on an oil refinery, including those caused due to improper maintenance or repair, unsafe design, defective products, violations of OSHA safety codes, improper training, operator error, and more. No matter what the cause of your accident may be, however, you need a committed attorney on your side right away.

When it comes to serious injuries and accidents, there is no team more capable of handling your claim than the one at our law firm. Austin accident lawyers at our firm have the legal understanding and know-how that it takes to effectively resolve a claim for refinery accidents and injuries. We know that you will need this compensation to pay for your hospital and medical expenses.