Legal Options After An Oil Rig Explosion

Houston is home to many chemical plants and oil refineries, some of which have been in operation for nearly 100 years. Outdated equipment, negligent safety practices and improper training result in hundreds of chemical plant and oil rig workers being seriously injured or killed each year in explosions or other accidents.

At Grimes & Fertitta, P.C., in Houston and The Woodlands, our attorneys have decades of combined experience advocating for victims who have suffered severe burns, disfigurement, brain injuries, electrocution, spinal cord injuries and wrongful death in chemical plant and oil rig explosions and accidents in the Houston area, throughout Texas and across the nation. We are recognized for our sophisticated representation and our proven record of maximizing financial compensation for our injured clients.

Why You Need An Attorney

If you have been injured, or a loved one has been killed, in a chemical plant or oil rig explosion, it is crucial that you speak with an experienced attorney right away.

Chances are, the owners of the plant or oil rig already have attorneys gathering evidence on their behalf in an effort to minimize their potential liability. Without an experienced lawyer to protect your interests, you are at a distinct disadvantage, and you may not get the compensation or justice you deserve.

While workers' compensation may limit your ability to recover from your employer, there may be third parties such as property owners, rig movers, wireline operators and other independent contractors who may be responsible for your injury.

Grimes & Fertitta, P.C., represents clients who have been injured due to a variety of plant and oil rig accidents involving:

  • Explosions and fires
  • Chemical spills/explosive liquids
  • Dangerous falls from oil rigs
  • Falling objects or equipment
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Negligent safety practices
  • Inadequate training
  • Severed power lines
  • Rig blowouts

Do not agree to any kind of settlement offer from your employer or insurance company before speaking with a qualified chemical plant and oil rig injury attorney who can advise you of your rights.

Attorneys Who Can Help You

With a focus on personal attention, straightforward counsel and proven results, our law firm is ready to help you resolve your personal injury case. Contact us at 281-407-8256 or 800-584-3973 to schedule a consultation.