Industrial Accidents

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 in League City 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 produce significant 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 beyond workers' compensation benefits 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 loss of life, as in the following examples:

  • One of the worst industrial disasters in Texas history occurred on October 23, 1989, at the Phillips 66 Houston Chemical Complex. A fire and explosion at the plant killed 23 people and injured 314. OSHA investigators attributed the accident to serious negligence on the part of Phillips 66 in failing to establish and maintain a safe working environment for its employees.
  • The BP oil refinery in Texas City was the scene of a major industrial explosion on March 23, 2005. BP later admitted that actions by its employees may have contributed to the accident, which claimed the lives of 15 and injured more than 100 people.
  • An explosion at the West Fertilizer Company killed 14 and injured over 160 people on April 17, 2013. According to the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, improper storage of hazardous chemicals played a major role in this accident.

These and other petrochemical accidents demonstrate the tragic consequences possible when companies allow unsafe working practices to continue unchecked and fail to provide adequate safety measures for their workers.

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 or contributing actions to these disastrous events. 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.