Oil Refinery Accidents in El Paso, TX
Experienced El Paso Injury Lawyers
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
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!