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Oil Refinery Accidents in El Paso, TX

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The discovery of oil reserves in West Texas contributed greatly to the growth of El Paso in the 20th century, and oil refining has played a major role in the local economy for decades. People who work in the oil refining industry, however, are at risk of suffering serious injury or death on a daily basis.

Oil refineries are recognized as being among the most dangerous places to work, and when accidents happen they are often on such a massive scale that they make national news.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident while working for Western Refining or any other oil refinery, contact the El Paso personal injury attorneys at Guerra & Farah, PLLC for help in pursuing financial compensation for your losses.

Common Causes of Oil Refinery Accidents in Texas

The complex equipment in an oil refinery demands extensive and ongoing maintenance to ensure that it is always in proper working order and safe for the workers to use. Even the smallest defect or malfunction in the machinery can cause a catastrophic accident. Unfortunately, many companies skimp on the routine inspections, the ongoing maintenance and the proper training of crews, whether the purpose is to avoid the expense of proper safety precautions or if it is due to simple negligence.

In order to meet the enormous demand for gasoline and other refined petroleum products, the company often places its bottom-line over the safety of the workers. If your employer's negligence led to your accident, you may be able to hold them liable through a personal injury claim or lawsuit.

Oil refinery accidents happen for a variety of different reasons. Pipes which wear thin with ongoing use, concrete which is chipped through normal wear and tear, leaking gas fumes and other hazards can all easily lead to fires and explosions. Workers are also injured in falls, being struck by falling objects, being hit by trucks or equipment. The worst accidents include explosions which kill several and injure dozens more, though even an accident which hurts or kills a single worker is a tragedy.

Injured Working at a Refinery? Learn about Your Legal Options!

Whether you are an employee or a contractor, we encourage you to contact our firm to discuss your case and legal options with an experienced El Paso injury lawyer.

We can review the situation to determine whether you have grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim, and our team at Guerra & Farah, PLLC can take immediate action to fight for the compensation you deserve!