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Chemical Plant Explosion Attorney

Unfortunately, chemical plant explosions are a risk in every industry that creates or uses chemicals. Every year, explosions kill and injure thousands of men and women, both in and out of the workplace.

Explosions, fires, and chemical release accidents are preventable. The injuries and deaths from these accidents are usually due to negligent acts and omissions of the premises owner and contractors. Also, they often occur due to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations. Usually, the guilty party has a history of OSHA violations or a reputation of being a dangerous place to work.

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a chemical plant explosion, you need a lawyer specializing in this type of personal injury law. The reason is that they will know the ins and outs and how to maximize your compensation. If you have been injured, call Walker Texas Lawyer today. He will give you a free consultation to help you understand your legal options.

What Causes Chemical Plant Explosions?

The cause of a chemical plant explosion is usually preventable. It occurs due to chemicals that are not stored properly. This can happen due to improper training. Also, it can occur due to companies not complying with regulations meant to keep chemical workplaces safe. Welders are sometimes killed because they don’t know the contents of the tank they are welding. Rarely can a chemical plant explosion be called anything but an accident. It generally involves the negligence or misconduct of one or more parties, resulting in a civil lawsuit.

Common Injuries Resulting from Plant Explosions

Some of the most common plant explosion injuries include:

  • Burns
  • Hearing Loss
  • Head Trauma
  • Loss of Limb(s)
  • Lung Damage
  • Broken Bones
  • Spinal Cord Damage
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Eye Injuries
  • Asphyxiation
  • Death

These injuries can be catastrophic. They can lead to challenges before workers can consider getting back to work. These issues can include future medical expenses, disability, disfigurement, and rehabilitation.

Common Causes of Chemical Explosions

Human Error and Negligence

Human error happens everywhere but has dire consequences in work environments like chemical plants. Employees of chemical companies may be affected by their age, skill set, experience level, and fatigue. Worse yet is negligence, where these employees may not correctly follow legal guidelines for everyone’s safety due to their employer’s neglect or unsafe practices.

Equipment Operation Error

Many chemical plants utilize necessary heavy machinery. While these tools can be helpful, the risk that accompanies them is high due to their function and size. Manufacturers may be at fault for defective equipment. Injuries may result from incorrect operator responses to signaling or a lack of daily maintenance in the plant.

Improper Safety Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has strict regulations for what is acceptable or unacceptable concerning workplace safety. Violations of these rules include improper personal protective equipment or a lack of adequate warning signs. In addition, inadequate training, unlawful methods of production, and other items can be violations. When companies disregard these regulations, they face OSHA violation consequences and fines.

Improper Employee Training

Chemical plants may employ hundreds, if not thousands, of people. Despite several federal and state agencies enacting strict onboarding and training procedures, many companies use unlawful training methods. This can include teaching someone incorrectly, unsafe shortcuts, or having someone with little experience do the training. 

Hiring a Houston Chemical Plant Explosion Lawyer

If you or a family member were injured in a chemical plant accident or explosion, hiring a Houston chemical plant explosion lawyer is your first step. You need to be compensated for the negligence or misconduct that caused you to suffer.

Walker Texas Lawyer is experienced with chemical plant explosion cases. Not only is he compassionate and knowledgeable, but his track record speaks for itself.

There are no upfront fees for the legal advice and representation you will receive. That means you don’t pay unless we win. We cannot take away your pain, but we can ensure that you are compensated for your distress.


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