Industrial Accidents

Rebuilding Your Life After An Industrial Accident

Large-scale industrial accidents can cause serious injuries and may result in fatalities in extreme cases. Long-term effects from chemical inhalation and exposure can also play a role in the damage done by these serious and major accidents.

At Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers, we provide legal representation for victims of industrial explosions and petrochemical accidents throughout Texas, Texas City, Pasadena, Baytown, Beaumont and the Greater Houston Area. We can deliver superior representation in your specific case and help you achieve full and fair compensation for your unique damages and losses. This is what we have excelled in since 1970.

Our attorneys deliver superior results for victims of refinery explosions, petrochemical industry accidents, and other catastrophic chemical and industrial incidents. Please call us today at (281) 645-5000 to discuss your legal options with one of our experienced attorneys.

How Do Industrial and Petrochemical Industry Accidents Happen?

OSHA regulations require employers to provide a safe working environment for their employees. Failure to comply with OSHA requirements can lead to work-related injuries and death, as in the following examples:

  • The BP oil refinery in Texas City, Texas, was the scene of a major industrial explosion on March 23, 2005. BP admitted that its policies, procedures and employees resulted in the explosion which killed 15 and injured more than 200 people. Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers lead this litigation serving in the capacity of liaison counsel for the entire litigation.
  • Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20, 2010 killing 11 people and resulting in the largest environmental accident in the world. BP admitted that its policies, procedures and employees resulted in the explosion. Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers represented over 2,000 individuals and businesses for their loss as a result of the explosion. Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers was one of the selected Texas firms to participate in the template for establishing the claims program.
  • Heat exchanger explosion at the Invista chemical plant in Victoria, Texas resulting in significant injuries of 5 contractors. Invista admitted that its policies, procedures and employees resulted in the explosion. Despite attempts to avoid responsibility pursuant to Chapter 95 of the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code, Burwell Nebout was able to obtain a substantial settlement for the contractors.

Rebuilding Lives One Case at a Time

At Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers, we provide grieving families and victims of industrial explosions and petrochemical industry accidents with a way to hold companies accountable for negligence. Our legal team will work with you to determine the most effective strategies and will pursue your claims in and out of court to ensure that you receive maximum compensation for your case.

We will help you achieve a measure of closure after a serious injury or personal loss, and we will be on your side through every step of the legal process.

Serious accidents, serious lawyers. Please contact us today to set up a free consultation and to discuss your legal options with one of our attorneys in League City.

Railroad Accidents - Houston & Gulf Coast
Your Maximum Compensation For Railroad Accident Injuries

FELA protections allow railroad workers who are injured due to unsafe working conditions, accidents, or negligence on the part of their employers to claim compensation for damages and pain and suffering caused by these hazards in the workplace. Railroad employees enjoy added legal protections under the provisions of the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA).

At Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers, we have substantial experience as railroad accident trial lawyers. We can provide solid representation for railway workers injured in the course of their duties anywhere in the Greater Houston area, the state of Texas and Nationwide. Our high-caliber legal team has over 45 100 years of combined experience handling complex FELA railroad cases, and our firm has been serving injury victims and families in Texas since 1970.

Types of Railway Accidents

  • Train Collisions
  • Grade Crossing Collisions
  • Train Derailments
  • Amtrak Collisions and Derailments
  • Switch Throwing
  • Van Wrecks & Carryall Accidents
  • Defective Handbrakes and Other Safety Equipment

For workers who have suffered injuries due to these and similar incidents, including rail yard accidents, we can provide the legal representation necessary to obtain fair compensation rights and remedies from employers under the provisions of FELA protection.

Ongoing Issues In The Railroad Environment

Although hazards in the workplace are unlikely to attract national attention or news headlines, many Texas railway workers face serious threats to their health and safety due to dangerous conditions, exposure to toxic chemicals, and other risk factors in the working environment.

Enlisting the help of our nonunion legal team can help railway employees hold employers accountable for unsafe working conditions and can provide added incentives for implementing a modern safety plan.

Please contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss your situation and determine the right way to proceed in pursuing your case in and out of court.