New Orleans Plant & Refinery Accident Attorneys
Fighting for Injured Workers Across Louisiana
The workers of Louisiana’s plants and refineries have difficult jobs. They work with equipment that can malfunction and around toxic substances that can cause serious harm or even death. They perform physically demanding tasks that can cause strain or repetitive motion injuries. Though their jobs may have inherent dangers, they deserve to work in environments where safety standards are implemented according to state and federal regulations. Their employers must put safety first.
Unfortunately, some manufacturers and energy companies put profits over safety. In trying to keep production up and shareholders happy, they gloss over inspections, fail to replace aging equipment, and allow or even encourage environments where lax safety standards are the norm. This can lead to catastrophes like chemical plant leaks, refinery explosions, and more.
Contact a New Orleans plant and refinery accident attorney at Tony Clayton & Associates. We know you’ve been through a lot. We’re here to help make things easier.
What Are My Rights as a Plant or Refinery Worker?
As a plant or refinery worker, you have the right to seek medical treatment and compensation for lost earnings if you’re injured on the job. Workers’ compensation may cover your injury or illness, or you could have an additional third-party claim against someone other than your employer for contributing to your accident. As plant and refinery accident lawyers with considerable experience in this field, we can approach your case appropriately and aggressively, helping you seek maximum compensation for your expenses and losses.
Our New Orleans refinery accident law firm handles cases involving:
- Chemical plant accidents
- Plant and refinery explosions
- Fertilizer plant accidents
- Factory accidents
- Oil refinery accidents
- Plant turnaround accidents
- Plant and refinery fires
- Work vehicle accidents
- Falls from heights
- Chemical exposure
- Severe burns
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
Large corporations and their insurance companies have a long history of denying fair compensation to injured workers and families of workers who have been killed on the job. They underpay claims, delay payment, launch lengthy and unnecessary investigations, and do everything in their power to try to avoid responsibility. Sometimes they try to pressure injured employees to return to the plant or refinery when they aren’t ready or able. These tactics are unethical.
Our firm fights to expose violations of workers’ rights, helping them get the treatment they need and the ongoing care and financial support that makes all the difference in their ability to move on.
Louisiana Plant & Refinery Explosions
Explosions are the most catastrophic of all plant and refinery accidents. They can claim the life of every person at the facility and can even put nearby homes, businesses, and their occupants at risk. There have been stories of plant explosions that blasted the windows from homes more than a mile away. The heat in a refinery explosion can exceed 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Then there’s the possibility of environmental contamination.
When plants and refineries explode, our team does everything in our power to see justice served. We successfully represented survivors of one of the worst plant explosions in Louisiana history, helping them get life-changing compensation for what they endured. After the Williams Geismar plant explosion of June 13, 2013, Tony Clayton helped secure an $18.5 million jury verdict against Williams Companies, Inc. and Sabic Petrochemicals, and a $15.5 million verdict for 4 contract workers who were seriously injured in the explosion.
Choose a Proven New Orleans Plant Accident Attorney
The time after a plant or refinery accident can be confusing. You can’t count on your employer to do the right thing, and your friends and family members won’t know how to help. The best thing you can do is talk to an attorney who has experience with cases like yours. When you call Tony Clayton & Associates for a free consultation, you’ll quickly find that we are happy to answer your questions and help you get on the road to recovery. We know what to do to protect your interests. We know how to stand up for the fair compensation you need, and we have the resources and skill to fight for the results you deserve.
Call (504) 608-3211 for a free, private review of your case.