Industrial, Plant & Refinery Accidents
With The Gulf South serving as the petroleum refining capital of the country, there is an outsized presence of chemical and petroleum production refining operations. Because of the hazards associated with operating these types of industrial sites, workplace safety is closely regulated by numerous federal agencies.
In 1992, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) established a safety standard for petroleum refineries called the Process Safety Management standard (PSM).
Unfortunately, according to a recent report by OSHA, “Since the Process Safety Management standard was promulgated by OSHA in 1992, no other industry sector has had as many fatal or catastrophic incidents related to the release of highly hazardous chemicals as the petroleum refining industry.”
Serious injuries and wrongful deaths at industrial sites that include plants and refineries occur all too often, as well. These are often caused by burns, electrocutions and concussions from explosions, among other incidents
The lawyers at Unglesby Law Firm have extensive experience successfully delivering justice to industrial, plant and refinery workers who have been victims of workplace accidents that caused serious injury.
Industrial companies, including those in chemical and oil and gas production and refining, retain significant legal resources to defend themselves. The lawyers at Unglesby Law Firm are here to level the playing field for victims of preventable accidents who have suffered wrongful death or serious injury.
If You’ve the Victim of an Industrial, Plant or Refinery Accident, What Should You Do?
Retain top-notch legal counsel immediately. If you are unable to do so, have a family member take care of this as soon as possible. Time is absolutely of the essence when determining the cause of an accident that causes serious injury.
Listen to your medical team and follow their instructions. If you’ve been seriously injured, you are at risk. Take your prescribed medications, attend all medical appointments and stick to physical therapy regimens.
Make sure you know what disability benefits you are entitled to through your employer’s benefits plan. You may have benefits available that can help you cover costs and expenses.
What Should You NOT DO?
Do not, under any circumstances, speak to lawyers representing the person, business or entity that was the cause of the serious injury. Do not allow family members to speak to those lawyers either. Make sure that you have your own legal counsel in place. Your lawyers are the only ones who should have any contact with lawyers representing the person, business or entity that caused the serious injury.
If you are unable to contact a lawyer, have a family member do so as soon as possible.
Do not share any details of the situation outside of your immediate family. Your lawyers will let you know what you can and cannot say. It is important that neither you nor any family members have any contact whatsoever with attorneys who are not representing you.
The attorneys at Unglesby Law Firm can guide you through this sensitive process.
Don’t Hesitate: Call Us
If you are or a loved one is the victim of a of an industrial, plant or refinery accident and have suffered a serious injury don’t wait – call us at Unglesby Law Firm.
Remember: Time is of the essence. Each day that passes without taking legal action against the person or entity at fault for your serious injury, is a loss of precious time that can’t be replaced.
The lawyers at Unglesby Law Firm are your rapid-response team. They take immediate action to start the gears of justice turning in your favor. Any they are dedicated to securing the outcome you and your family deserve.