Refineries, factories and plants are an integral part of energy production as well as a key source of jobs in the Gulf South, but not all refineries exercise safe operating practices. The Lambert Firm has a unique ability to understand how refineries operate, both the properly run facilities and the improperly run facilities, and this helps us effectively represent workers injured in plant accidents, while working at chemical plants and oil refineries.
The Gulf Coast has a high concentration of chemical plants and refineries, creating an environment in which personal injury, property damage or wrongful death often occur. The Louisiana refinery accident lawyers of The Lambert Firm have an impressive record of handling refinery and chemical plant injury lawsuits across more than 35 years of practice. Plant explosions are extremely dangerous and often deadly. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in an explosion accident or been exposed to dangerous chemicals, a refinery and chemical plant explosion lawyer from our firm wants to hear from you.
Following a refinery or chemical plant accident, it may be difficult to determine the cause and who is at fault. The most common causes of catastrophic explosions at oil refineries and chemical plants include improper maintenance, unsafe design, defective products, violations of industry codes, and improper training. Also, many oil, gas, and chemical plants in the Gulf Coast region are old and have not been appropriately upgraded to improve safety. Furthermore, refineries and other plants use subcontractors in their facilities, many of which are untrained and inexperienced. The owners of the facility and their service providers are all potential defendants in a catastrophic accident or explosion case.
If you or a loved one have been injured at a refinery, it is important that you know your options. Louisiana has specific laws regarding employers, contractors, and different types of employees, which determine what a refinery worker’s rights are when injured on the job. The decision to sue your employer or even a company with which your employer does business is an important choice which should take into account all options and strategies.
Contact a Louisiana Refinery and Chemical Plant Accident Injury Attorney
The Lambert Firm will give honest and candid advice regarding any refinery injury to make sure that you make a legally informed decision that will best serve your interests, not ours and not your employer’s. Should you choose to pursue litigation regarding an injury at a refinery, The Lambert Firm has the legal expertise and familiarity with refinery operations to ensure that the cause of the injury is proven and the negligent or reckless party is held responsible. Contact our Personal Injury Lawyers today.