Houston Refinery Accident Lawyer
Have You Been Hurt in an ExxonMobil Refinery Accident?
ExxonMobil refineries has made headlines several times in recent years over a number of incidents. In April 2016, a massive fire broke out at the company’s Baytown facility, the second largest refinery in the U.S., sending plumes of toxic smoke into the air. In January 2016, the Beaumont facility responded to a power outage by burning enormous amounts of product to purge their systems. This action released alarming amounts of pollutants into the air, prompting closures of local schools and businesses to safeguard public health. In fact, since October 2014, this one refinery alone released nearly 3,000 pounds of toxic VOC chemicals into their air, and has faced fines on more than one occasion for violating its emissions permit.
Given the volatile nature of its product, ExxonMobil has an especially strict duty to ensure that its workers and neighbors are safe from harm. This includes following all standards set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Clean Air Act, keeping its facilities well maintained, and ensuring that staff are properly trained. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and people get hurt when something goes wrong.
Seeking Damages After an ExxonMobil Refinery Accident
Accidents at petrochemical plants can be devastating not only for employees, but for neighbors in the surrounding area as well. When these accidents are negligence based, as in cases involving OSHA violations, ExxonMobil can and should be held liable for any injuries or deaths that occur.
Refinery explosions can result in catastrophic and potentially fatal injuries, including:
- Burn injuries
- Smoke inhalation
- Fall injuries
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Loss of hearing or eyesight
- Latent illness/disease due to chemical exposure
Refinery accident litigation requires significant experience and skill. If you or someone you know has been hurt in an ExxonMobil refinery accident, or you have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one, do not delay in contacting The Daspit Law Firm. A Houston personal injury lawyer at our firm is available to review your case for free and assist you with the claims process. We are committed to helping you secure justice in the form of maximum financial compensation.
Contact us today to talk about your right to compensation.
Why Choose The Daspit Law Firm?
Serious injuries require serious representation, so you shouldn’t compromise when it comes to choosing a lawyer. There are many reasons to choose The Daspit Law Firm to represent you after a refinery accident:
- Decades of combined experience
- Flexible appointments – we can come to you!
- 24/7 availability
- Contingency fee guarantee – you pay nothing unless we win your case
- FREE case evaluations
- Compassionate & dedicated support
Don’t allow ExxonMobil to get away with violating their duty to keep you safe. Request a risk-free consultation with The Daspit Law Firm when you call (713) 364-0915. You have nothing to lose.