Rebuilding Your Life After An Industrial Accident

League City Jones Refinery & Plant Explosions Attorneys

Large-scale industrial accidents can cause serious injuries and deaths.

Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers has spent over 40 years handling injury and death claims that have occurred in Texas refineries and chemical plants.

Through representation of the USW 13-1 and its predecessors, Burwell Nebout attorneys have personally been on site in all of the major refineries and plants in the Texas Gulf Coast Region.

We have first hand knowledge of how these units operate and the jobs performed by the operators and trade crafts. Since 1970, Burwell Nebout has been involved in all the major explosions in the Texas Gulf Coast region. Burwell Nebout and its team of experts are capable of analyzing root cause analysis and all other associated investigations to determine the operational errors that result in significant injuries from industrial accidents and explosions. Our lawyers have handled injury and death claims against all the major refineries and chemical plants in Texas City, Pasadena and Baytown.

Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers, we provide legal representation for victims of industrial explosions and petrochemical accidents throughout Texas, including Texas City, Pasadena, Baytown, Beaumont and the Greater Houston area.

Examples Of Cases Of Refinery and Plant Accidents Handled By Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers

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:

  • 2005: 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.
  • 2010: 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.
  • 2013: 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.

We’re on your side. Contact us at (281) 645-5000 or email our team to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

Featured Case

FELA/Worker Injury

A 15-year machinist for Union Pacific Railroad was injured when a locomotive coupled into his blue flagged locomotive in the diesel shop at Union Pacific’s Houston facility. Although the machinist failed to engage the shop derails and acknowledge the track alarm, the contention was that Union Pacific employee took one minute and forty-four second water break during a walk around prior to the coupling.

During this water break, the machinist blue flagged his locomotive and began working. Burwell Nebout filed suit against Union Pacific Railroad in Harris County. After a two-week trial in the 157th District Court in Harris County, the jury awarded the machinist $566,105. The jury determined that Union Pacific Railroad violated the federal regulation that absolutely prohibits coupling into a blue flagged locomotive.