Personal Injury

Texas plant and refinery accident lawyers

We fight for injured workers' rights

Chemical plants, power plants, and oil refineries are big employers in the Houston area and throughout Texas. But the work can be dangerous. Negligence at the workplace can easily lead to an accident that causes serious injuries. The attorneys at Tracey Fox & Walters help injured workers by taking action to hold negligent parties responsible, in Houston and statewide.

Powerful equipment and large amounts of hazardous materials can be found at every plant and refinery in Texas. The Occupational and Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has established rules and regulations that plants and refineries must follow to keep the workplace safety. But due to negligence, those rules and regulations are sometimes not followed. Too many times, the result is an accident in which a worker gets seriously hurt.

Some common accidents in Houston plants and refineries include slips and falls, being hit by falling objects, heavy equipment accidents, fires and explosions. These accidents are usually caused by negligence. An employer did not follow safety protocols or properly train employees, or failed to correct a known hazard. The employer may have failed to provide the proper safety equipment. In some cases, the accident may have been caused by defective equipment from the manufacturer.

What type of injury do you have?

The injuries from a plant or refinery accident can be quite serious. They can include:

  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Loss of hearing
  • Loss of vision
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury

An injured worker may be left permanently disfigured or disabled.

Getting the right results

Someone's negligence led to you being hurt. That's not acceptable. So we do something about it. If your employer is a nonsubscriber-that is, does not have workers' compensation insurance coverage-our attorneys can help you file a claim to recover damages.

We'll investigate your accident and review all evidence and documentation related to it. If we find signs that a third party was negligent, we will fight to hold that party responsible. You may be able to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement and physical impairment. You may also be able to recover punitive damages.

Some employers have insurance plans that will provide compensation for medical treatment and some lost wages when a worker is injured. But the benefits may not cover your actual expenses. There may also be restrictions, such as being required to see a doctor that the employer chooses.

How we can help

In some cases, the accident may have been caused by the negligence of a third party, such as an outside contractor or machine manufacturer. We can help you seek compensation from those third parties, as well.

Our attorneys work to build the strongest case possible. This takes time, but we take a disciplined approach because it gets results. Defense attorneys know we'll be ready to fight our case in court. We are often able to work out a negotiated settlement. But we won't stop fighting until we get the results that are right for you.

If you've been injured in an accident at a plant or refinery, contact us to talk to one of our attorneys. We offer a free case evaluation and can go over all your legal options.