Oil Rig Explosion Lawyers
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.
When it comes to non-fatal injuries, the total recordable rate of injuries and illnesses for oil and gas operation “support activities” in 2015 was 2.1 cases per 100 full-time workers, while the rate for drilling oil and gas wells was 3.0 cases per 100 full-time workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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.