Plant & Refinery Accidents
Brownsville Plant & Refinery Accident Attorney
Representing Plant & Refinery Accident Victims in the Rio Grande Valley
Many thousands of Texans support the oil and gas industry by working in plants and refineries throughout the state. These workplaces are inherently dangerous, and accidents are frustratingly common. Various protocols are meant to protect workers and decrease the likelihood of injuries, but sometimes, employers put efficiency and profits ahead of safety.
Brownsville accident lawyers attempt to counter this disregard for safety by defending the rights of those who are injured by this form of negligence.
Do not wait to seek legal representation if you or a loved one is injured in a plant or refinery accident. Your employer will likely look to settle for the lowest amount possible, but you should not take any money without first consulting a legal professional.
Our Brownsville plant & refinery accident lawyer has a proven track record of obtaining outstanding results for our clients, and you will pay no fee unless we win. Our team at the Amador Law Firm can offer the personal attention your case demands, and we will leverage all of our resources when fighting to maximize your recovery.
What to Do After a Texas Plant or Refinery Accident
Immediately stop working if you suffer any type of injury, no matter how seemingly minor. If possible, take pictures of your injuries and anything that may have contributed to the accident. Go to your manager (or the person in charge) to report your injuries.
Your employer may attempt to send you to an in-house doctor. You have a right to demand medical treatment from a doctor of your choice. Company-affiliated doctors are most likely looking out for your employer, not you.
Do not give any statements, answer any questions, or sign any paperwork before speaking with our Brownsville plant & refinery accident attorney. Your employer may distort anything you say and use it against you in court.
They may also offer you a fraction of what you are potentially owed under the law in exchange for your signing away your right to pursue legal action. Our plant and refinery accident attorney will work to protect your interests and advise on the best available course of action.
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Recovering Damages in a Texas Plant or Refinery Accident Lawsuit
The state of Texas enforces deadlines for filing personal injury lawsuits. You generally only have two years from the date of a plant or refinery accident to initiate legal action. If a plant or refinery accident kills someone, you will have up to two years from the date of the victim’s passing to pursue a wrongful death claim.
You should only accept an out-of-court settlement from your employer if it adequately covers your losses. Though we are skilled negotiators, we will not settle without your permission, and our team at the Amador Law Firm is always prepared to go to trial.
A successful Texas plant or refinery accident lawsuit can help you recover compensation for:
- Lost wages and earning capacity
- Medical expenses
- Physical pain and mental suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
Employers will often claim victims of plant or refinery accidents are somehow partially or completely responsible for their injuries. The court will assess your role in causing the accident and calculate a percentage of fault. Though you can still recover damages if the court determines you are partially at fault, the amount you can recover will be reduced by this percentage of responsibility. For example, if the court decided you were 25% at fault and you were entitled to $100,000 in damages, you would only receive $75,000. You may not be able to recover any compensation if you are found to be more than 50% at fault.
Our Brownsville plant & refinery accident lawyer knows how to strategically approach these cases and will fight to hold your employer accountable for negligence. We will work to aggressively refute claims of partial responsibility and protect your ability to recover the compensation you need to move forward.
“Last year I was involved in my very first car accident. The Amador Law Firm helped make the process easy, from getting my car fixed to getting reimbursed for lost workdays, they handled the annoying insurance companies and kept me updated on my case.”