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Over $1 Billion Won for Workers Injured in Oil Rig & Platform Explosions

Our Undefeated Oil Rig Explosion Lawyers have successfully represented more than 1,000 injured oil rig, refinery and platform workers from across Texas, Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, recovered the Largest Verdicts and Settlements in Texas and Louisiana, and Won Over $1 Billion for workers injured in connection with some of the largest oil rig accidents and industrial explosions in history, including 65 workers injured in the Williams Geismar explosion and 5 workers injured in the BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion.

Most recently, our lawyers reached a $100 million settlement on behalf of workers injured during a plant explosion.  Our settlement is the largest in the defendant’s history.

We’re currently representing a worker who was tragically killed in a platform explosion off the coast of Louisiana, a contractor who was seriously injured in the Phillips 66 explosion in Paradis, Louisiana, and the family members of 3 of the 4 workers who were tragically killed in the Williams pipeline explosion in Gibson, Louisiana.

Our Oil Rig Explosion Lawyers have successfully represented workers injured or killed in a number of other catastrophic refinery, platform, rig and industrial explosions, including:

  • The BP Deepwater Horizon
  • BP Texas City
  • The Williams Geismar Explosion
  • The Williams Gibson Explosion
  • The International Paper Plant Explosion
  • The Imperial Sugar Refinery Blast
  • The ConocoPhillips Explosion

Injured in a Rig or Platform Explosion? Click Here or Call 1-888-603-3636 for a Free Consultation with our Undefeated Explosion Lawyers

Regardless of whether you (or your loved one) work on a platform, land rig or offshore rig, serious accidents and fatalities occur far more frequently in the Oil & Gas industry than in any other industry.

In fact, the oil and gas industry has an on-the-job fatality rate that is 7 times greater than that of any other U.S. industry, according to OSHA.

In 2018, for example, the total rate of injuries among oil and gas and petrochemical workers and contractors was 5 times higher than in any other industry in the country.

Oil Rig and Refinery Explosions On the Rise in Louisiana

Through representing over 500 workers injured in connection with some of the most catastrophic Oil Rig and Platform explosions in history, our Rig Explosion Attorneys have repeatedly seen a direct correlation between catastrophic workplace accidents and explosions and management’s focus on increasing corporate profits —i.e., the greater the focus on profit, the more explosions and other catastrophic accidents tend to occur.

Louisiana, for example, has already had 5 industrial explosions in 2017 alone.

As Ryan Zehl discussed during a recent interview with the Houma Times, Louisiana’s alarming incidence of plant, refinery and platform explosions suggests that oil rigs, plants and refineries appear to be becoming more dangerous for workers.

Generally, some of the most common causes of onshore and offshore oil rig explosions include:

  • The failure to properly maintain, repair or replace old or outdated rig equipment
  • The failure to follow safety procedures and properly train contractors
  • Rushing the job or taking shortcuts in order to maximize company profit
  • Failure to properly lockout and/or tagout equipment before beginning hot work
  • Failure to use safety procedures, like stop work and JSAs, before beginning a job

At the end of the day, explosions are NEVER supposed to happen.  When they do, they’re almost always preventable and a result of a decision to rush a job or place profits over safety.

Contact our Undefeated Oil Rig Explosion Lawyers for a Free Consult at 1-888-603-3636 or by Clicking Here

If you or a loved one were injured or tragically killed in an oil rig, platform or plant explosion, our Rig Explosion Lawyers can help.

Having successfully represented over 1,000 injured workers in connection with the largest onshore and offshore explosions in history, we understand the physical, economic and emotional challenges that you and your family are facing and will devote whatever resources are necessary to ensuring that you receive the maximum compensation possible.

Our lawyers will answer your questions, discuss your rights, and explain your options, so that you can decide what’s best for you and your family going forward.

All consultations are free and confidential, and because we work exclusively on a contingency fee, you won’t owe us anything unless we win your case.

Call 1-888-603-3636 or click here to send us a confidential email through our Contact Form.


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I wanted to express my outmost gratitude and appreciation to the Zehl&Associates law firm for the excellent representation in my accident case in December 2016; even though it was a difficult case I could not have been more pleased with how they handled everything. They are very knowledgeable and clearly the top in their field. I would highly recommend them. Thanks Zehl&Associates.
Arturo Estrada
Arturo Estrada
17:19 11 Dec 18
I don’t think I can ever be thankful enough for Lamar DeLong. I’m a single mom, on my way home from work two weeks after I started my new job and two weeks after graduating from college, I was in a horrible car accident. My car was totaled and I was really badly hurt. Lamar took my case and didn’t stop until I was going to be fully taken care of. I now will have little worries about taking the time off of work to get the back and knee surgery I desperately need to be able to function normally. I’m 26, I’m a single parent and Lamar kept that in mind. Zehl&Associates really took care of me. Especially being in completely different cities. A thank you won’t be enough for this firm treating me like family and making sure I was taken care of. Thank you Lamar and all the staff involved in my case.
Lyssa Brown
Lyssa Brown
01:01 22 Dec 18
Ryan Zehl is the best, very nice, helpful, and compassionate. His firm works very hard to help you! I hired them because my brother was killed on a work site, the firm's track record, and they seemed to really care about their clients and cases. Thank you all at Zehl & Associates for your help.
Rhonda M
Rhonda M
20:33 02 Oct 18
Theres not enough stars to rate the true quality on here! Everything I've heard about lawyers went out the window when Eric took time on Father's day of all days to contact me back and help assist me with a settlement. I was in desperate need of legal advice & guidance and running out of time. Eric was quick, efficient, HONEST, and did more than beyond more to make sure I was legally protected & being treated fairly. I was at my giving up point on everything until that first conversation with Eric. Zehl Law definitely breaks the mold on lawyers. He was more interested in protecting me than trying to take money from me. Which is a rare thing to find in any industry or just people in general, which has definitely been my case involving everything else in my life. But of all people, a lawyer restored my faith in humanity itself. Thank you for that. Thank you for everything! You've been more than amazing!!!
Arielle Fletcher
Arielle Fletcher
18:41 22 Jun 18
Eric was able to help our company by providing truthful and helpful legal counsel. We are extremely happy with how quickly he was able to resolve the issue and get back to us. Very professional and genuinely caring people.
Stan Ivanov
Stan Ivanov
14:17 20 Jul 18
Let me tell you a little something about. zale and associates they were the most wonderful law firm. we have ever had the pleasure of working with. my brother was involved in a head on collision causing the death of his wife. and they did everything they could do to help us as a family. we were treated like family. we were able to contact my team of lawers 24/7 any time we needed them.thay helped with the doctors bills and with the funeral of my sister in law .i would be glad to talk to you about zehl and associates any time my brother and i will always be family to them. thay got us max limits. this let us get the best doctors and care for my brother. thay seen that we had enough money to see us though this time. please look me up on Facebook. and i will be glad to tell you. that this is the way to go .you will not be sorry that you went with them.
Billy Burley
Billy Burley
03:56 11 Jan 19
Zehl and Associates took amazing care of me after my accident in January 2018. Lamar was kind, listened to all my fears, and helped me through the process of a lawsuit. I truly appreciate the care the office staff took with me whenever I called. Fantastic firm who were able to settle my case without ever stepping foot in court!
Alex Fox
Alex Fox
15:56 21 Jan 19
Zehl has been amazing and extremely helpful to our family since my husband was incolved in a plant expolosion in 2015. Everyone from the owner of the firm, Ryan, to each and everyone that has answered the phone has always been more than willing to help in anyway possible. The staff always checked on our family to be sure we had all we needed and showed to really care! I would recommend Zehl and associates to anyone looking for a lawyer to fight a good fight and make sure all clients’ needs are met at the same time!
Wayne Plaisance
Wayne Plaisance
21:08 30 Jan 19
My wife and I had no experience with this kind of suit. Ryan Zehl and his staff walked us through the process with great caring and helped us get a favorable settlement. We would recommend you meet with them and we think you will be very impressed
susie white
susie white
21:52 11 Feb 19
My husband got injured and we had no idea what to do or where to go. Dealing with personal injury is challenging. Zehl & Associates handled our case from beginning to the end and we could not have been more impressed. Matt, your professionalism is appreciated. Thank you very much for all you have done for us. If anyone is looking for a personal injury attorney, this is the place to go.
Ksana Menk
Ksana Menk
03:34 14 Feb 19