Significant risk for catastrophic personal injuries or death is a common everyday occurrence for those involved at an industrial work site. In fact, according to the International Labor Union, 6,300 people die per day because of occupational accidents or work-related diseases.
Throughout Texas and Louisiana, industrial plants and workplaces endure danger on a daily basis as workers manufacture goods or operate heavy machinery. Many industrial jobs requiring manual labor fall under a category of industrial employment. Included within that group are workers earning a living in:
Working in an oil refinery or another industrial plant involves operating near enormous quantities of flammable and toxic chemicals on a daily basis. Thus, it is of extreme importance for plant operators, contractors, and other parties to adhere to proper workplace safety measures to prevent catastrophic accidents such as explosions and fires that cause severe burns often leaving permanent scars, disfigurement, and sometimes even result in death. Moreover, due to the tremendous quantities of flammable and toxic chemicals workers endure on a day-to-day basis they are exposed to a variety of toxic substances that very well may lead to lung damage, neurological damage, and in some cases fatal illnesses including cancer or leukemia.
Even though many plant and refinery workers have the proper training and experience, a refinery worker is still placed in a dangerous environment where accidents are bound to occur. Not only are plant and refinery workers exposed to blazing flames and toxic chemicals but furthermore there is an increased risk of horrendous, crushing impact injuries due to the vast amount of heavy machinery involved with the job sites.
Some other examples of potential injuries are: Losing eyesight due to explosions, debris, chemicals, or sparks; Incredible pain from skeletomuscular injuries; Traumatic Brain Injuries; and hearing loss due to noisy machinery or explosions.
Do not rest easy from the false assurances of claim adjusters and representatives that your company sends to visit you in the hospital in attempts to allay your fears and disseminate a false sense of security and lull you into believing that they will take care of your medical needs and your family. Understand that while you are in the hospital recovering, the company involved is doing whatever possible to prevent you from being able to recover maximum damages for your past medical expenses, your future medical expenses, your lost wages, and your pain and suffering. To protect yourself and help your family you should contact the Testa Law Group to schedule a free consultation. We will help you and your family after your accident by ensuring you receive the best treatment available and work to maximize your right to compensation.
Mr. Testa, a Plant & Refinery Accidents with a national practice who represents members of our society who have been seriously injured or killed due to the irresponsible acts of an individual or company. He is licensed to practice law in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida and admitted to practice in the Southern District of Texas and also in the United States Court of International Trade.