Refinery explosions are devastating for families and workers. Injuries can range from severe chemical burns to death to even property damage. A fire or explosion at a refinery destroys lives. Sadly, many workers who survive the initial explosion are critically injured or killed in the resulting fires or from breathing toxic smoke and fumes.
Injuries in a refinery explosion often include:
- Chemical and heat burns
- Eye injuries
- Facial disfigurement
- Hearing loss
- Injuries from shrapnel
- Lost limbs
- Nerve damage
- Organ damage
- Permanent lung ailments
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Structural damage to homes and businesses
After an explosion, it is important to know the options available to you.Establishing liability in refinery explosions can be complex. An experienced refinery explosion lawyer will investigate your claims thoroughly, looking for: substandard or inadequately maintained machinery, poor storage or handling of explosive materials, failure to follow established safety procedures, and other negligent acts that put employees and the public in danger.
The complexities associated with federal safety regulations, and assessing responsibility for a huge explosion across multiple large potential parties, all while dealing with your own catastrophic personal injuries can feel overwhelming. That’s why it is important you contact the experienced Houston injury lawyers at Craft Law Firm who have handled refinery explosion litigation nationally for many years. Craft and his trial team know how to identify the plant owners, manufacturers or third-party contractors who were negligent and caused your injuries.