If you or someone you love got hurt in a recent explosion in a plant or refinery, the company could be held liable for your resulting medical bills and related expenses and losses. At Laborde Earles, we will define the negligence that led to the explosion and identify the appropriate at-fault party or parties.
Focus on your physical and emotional recovery. Our Victoria plan and refinery explosion lawyer will focus on collecting and examining evidence, consulting industrial and medical specialists, and building the strongest compensation case for you.
Why Do Plants and Refineries Explode?
When our law firm accepts your case, we want to hear your account of the explosion and any events or incidents you can recall. We also request access to studies and research that uncover the explosion’s cause.
Commonly reported causes can include dangerous dust accumulations, improper disposal of debris, and insufficient employee training. Equipment flaws or failure, poor facility and equipment maintenance, and non-compliance with safety regulations can also lead to dangerous situations.
What Injuries Are Common Among Victims of Plant Explosions?
Injuries incurred in high-impact explosions can cause catastrophic injuries. Our plant and refinery explosion lawyer represents clients with the following injuries:
- Blast injuries
- Broken bones
- Deep lacerations
- Disfiguring injuries
- Limb loss
- Lung damage
- Severe burns
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Our team will carefully track your injuries and recovery and fight for a settlement that will cover all the medical care you have received and any care you will require in the future.
Laborde Earles injury was great for me they took care of me very fast and professional. If for any reason I need legal help they will be who I use.Client
Have There Been Recent Plant and Refinery Explosions in Victoria, TX?
A massive explosion damaged Clearwell Dynamics Victoria, an oil and gas exploration plant, and injured one person in March 2023. The Victoria County Fire Marshal’s Office cited pressure caused by a main stationary tank as the cause of the explosion, according to a Crossroads Today report.
Who Is Financially Liable for These Explosions?
A catastrophic accident can leave victims with growing medical bills while preventing them from working to support themselves and their families. If you are in this situation, our plant and refinery explosion lawyer serving Victoria, TX, will demand compensation from the liable party for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost income
- Disabling or disfiguring injuries
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Wrongful death damages (if applicable)
At Laborde Earles, we will pursue compensation from the plant or refinery or a third-party company that could bear financial liability.
I thank God for Digger & David. I don’t know what we would have done if it hadn’t have been for them.Rick Smith | Client
Plant and Oil Refineries in the Victoria, TX, Area
Victoria, Texas, is home to Thomas Petroleum, a manufacturer of fuels, lubricants, and chemicals for the commercial, industrial, mining, manufacturing, marine, and energy industries. Caterpillar also has a plant in Victoria where they produce metals, petroleum products, chemicals, and plastics.
Other plants and refineries include:
- DOW Seadrift Operations, maker of plastics for wire and cable applications, glycols for various products, basic and specialty chemical products
- Formosa Plastics, maker of caustic soda, strand coatings, and resins
- INVISTA, maker of airbags, fiberfill, nylon polymer, and polypropylene
The area is also home to various oil and gas extractors, refineries, and producers, according to Victoria Economic Development Corporation (VEDC) data.
How Do Plant Explosions Harm Local Communities?
Employees and others inside the plant are not the only ones that plants and explosions affect. Businesses and residences in the local communities are also affected when an explosion damages chemical plants.
The environment can suffer from pollution, contamination, and toxic waste. Homes and commercial properties can sustain structural damage, and nearby parks and recreational facilities can be damaged, destroyed, or become unsafe for use.
What Can Chemical Plants Do to Prevent Explosions?
To avoid injury, fatality, or damage to the plant and the surrounding community, the owners can foster the following safety measures:
- Compliance with governmental regulations
- Effective employee hiring and training
- Avoiding or circumventing electrical hazards
- Disorganized or improperly stored chemicals
Creating a safe workplace promotes worker morale and can garner faith from the Victoria community. It can also avoid disasters that lead to physical and financial hardship for injured parties.
The reassurance from Digger and his staff gave me that renewed hope that it’s going to be okay down the road.Client
What It Means to Be a Laborde Earles Injury Client
Our plant and refineries explosion attorneys recently represented a family man who suffered burns when a pipe burst in a chemical factory. The plant disclaimed liability and offered workers’ compensation as its only recourse until we took on his case. We fought for and won a $42 million financial award on his behalf.
Our law firm believes anyone injured by negligence should be able to recover appropriate damages. When we accept your case, we will:
- Identify the negligence that caused the explosion
- Identify all potentially liable parties in your case
- Handle all insurance and court-related paperwork
- Identify and consult relevant expert witnesses
- Explain and meet all notification and filing deadlines
We handle the negotiation process and represent you in court if we cannot reach a favorable settlement offer. Along the way, we provide timely updates and keep you informed of all progress and developments in your case.
They treated us like no other people would. Whenever we needed something they were there for us. I put my trust in them and I don’t regret it.Client
Five-Star Client Reviews for Our Client Care Team at Laborde Earles
Browse our testimonials page to learn more about our dedication and commitment to you and every client we serve:
- Dennis Buford: One of my nieces who worked for a Law firm told me who to call. I can say when Ms. Lisa started my phone calls, I began getting help…Thank you…for what you all have done for me.
- Janet Girouard: The staff is very friendly and welcoming. Larke Landry was very informative, making sure that I understand the procedure…Kimberly Fontenot was always a step ahead.
Our entire team always aims to provide responsive and communicative legal services to support your case’s needs.
Call Our Victoria Plant and Refinery Explosion Team Now
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a chemical plant explosion, we will work to recover the financial compensation you deserve. At Laborde Earles, our Victoria plant and refinery explosion lawyer will take on the applicable insurance company regardless of size.
Contact our case review team today to learn how we can put 350 years of combined personal injury law experience to work for you.