The higher incidence of fatal injuries has something to do with the different types of working conditions found in this industry. Employees working outdoors are mostly affected by various types of weather conditions, from hot summer days to rainy seasons. Both onshore and offshore drilling operations, and each poses its own set of risks. Not to mention, employees can work long hours, sometimes for 12 to 14 hours a day in several days or even weeks at a time with little or insufficient rest. This can cause fatigue from repetitive tasks; it can also lead to unexpected accidents and injuries.
The refinery explosion lawyers at Zehl & Associates can help you navigate through these complex issues in order to determine the appropriate legal steps to take and help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We are very familiar with the laws and regulations that govern the oil and gas industry, and the litigation of refinery explosions, and have obtained numerous favorable verdicts, awards and settlements for those who suffer similar injuries in the workplace. Based on your claim, you may be able to recover from past and future loss of income and earning capacity, physical disability and disfigurement, past and future medical bills, and any mental anguish and pain.
HAVE YOU SUFFERED AN INJURY AS A RESULT OF AN OIL OR GAS REFINERY EXPLOSION?
An oil or gas refinery can be an extremely dangerous place to work, as workers are routinely exposed to serious risks. In the event of an explosion at an oil and gas refinery, injured workers often suffer from working conditions that created an unnecessarily unsafe work environment. Often times, the explosion or accident at an oil or gas refinery was not even the fault of an injured worker’s direct employer, but of another third party, such as a contractor / subcontractor or the facility owner.
Experienced obtaining compensation for injured workers
The refinery explosion lawyers at Zehl & Associates are experienced in handling workplace injury claims where complex liability issues can be. In an oil and gas refinery explosion, there can be many layers of liability, as there may be:
Lack of maintenance and repair of equipment and structures.
A violation of industry codes and standards.
Lack of adequate supervision
There is no proper training procedures
Inadequate safety measurements to prevent accidents and explosions.
Negligence on the part of the refinery operators.
Contact an attorney for help with your work injury claim
If you have suffered an injury as a result of an oil and gas refinery explosion, contact Zehl & Associates today. Let us help you get back what you are entitled to in your work injury claim.