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Injured in a Work-Related Accident?

More than any other workplace setting, industrial facilities are most likely to have conditions that are ripe for accidents that cause serious injuries and death. Accidents can occur in industrial facilities such as the following:

  • Gas & Oil Refineries
  • Petrochemical Plants
  • Construction Sites
  • Factories & Mines

Though federal and state statutes provide for safe working conditions for employees, every year thousands of American workers are injured or killed in factory fires, mine collapses, construction accidents, and by exposure to toxic chemicals. Workers are killed and injured by falls, electrocutions, crane accidents, and injuries sustained while operating dangerous equipment. When workers are injured in such accidents, an industrial accident lawyer can bring a claim that targets the responsible employer, other employees of the facility or third parties whose negligence caused the accident.

How can an industrial injury lawyer help you?

Should you choose to work with Arnold & Itkin LLP, you can rest assured knowing that you will have an experienced attorney on your side who is truly looking out for your best interests. At our firm, we know what is on the line, and we are prepared to help our clients protect their best interests in every way possible. Should you choose to work with our firm, you can be confident knowing that we will stop at nothing in our effort to help you fight for compensation.

Some of the different accidents and injuries that we can help our clients with include the following:

  • Mining Accidents: Mining accidents are devastating and can involve severe injuries and potential fatalities. These accidents can occur due to an explosion inside a mine, leakage of chemicals and gases, flooding of mines, or collapse of the mine roof. Mining accidents can be attributed to malfunctioning equipment, lack of adequate training or lack of supervision—all of which are responsibilities of the employer.

  • Catastrophic Injuries: Industrial accidents with the potential to inflict catastrophic injuries include disasters relating to explosions, fire, and collapse of buildings, walls, and construction materials. Explosions can be triggered when there is poor containment and management of hazardous materials. Fires can result from electrical malfunctions, combustion of flammable substances and chemical particles, and gas and oil explosions. Collapse accidents can involve disintegration of construction canopies, trenches that have been dug for excavation, or collapse of unstable roofing structures inside mines.

  • Refinery Explosions: Among industrial accidents, refinery explosions tend to make front-page news because of their link to high profile petrochemical industry and because of the massive, often publicly visible devastation they can cause. These accidents occur as a result of hazardous practices and conditions that increase the risk of an explosion. These conditions include placing of atmospheric vents on pressure units, inability to manage hazardous gases and poor management of alarm systems. Moreover, workers may be inadequately trained in the prevention of accidents and there may be inadequate emergency response systems.

  • Toxic Chemical Exposure: The construction, building materials, mining, and plastics industry involve the use of chemicals or release of byproducts that can adversely impact workers' health. Exposure to chemicals in the workplace can be either through skin penetration, or inhalation of gases and vapors. Workers at petrochemical plants and oil refineries may be exposed to benzene, which is a colorless, odorless liquid that has been linked to blood disorders, including various forms of leukemia and anemia. Exposure to asbestos, which was widely used in the construction industry a few decades ago, left thousands of workers battling mesothelioma, a hardening of the lining of the lungs, and other serious and sometimes fatal lung diseases.

  • Construction Accidents: Industrial construction sites are full of hazards that can severely injure or kill workers. There are serious risks of industrial accidents involving falls from scaffolding and ladders, collapse of construction frameworks and trenches, injuries because of falling debris, and dangers from defective tools and construction equipment, including pulleys, conveyors, hoists, etc.

Arnold & Itkin has helped secure money for the victims of some of the worst industrial accidents in recent history. In 2013, our refinery explosion attorneys fought for survivors of the Williams Olefins explosion in Geismar, helping them get more than $30 million in two dramatic verdicts. In 2010, our firm got justice for one-third of the workers injured in the Deepwater Horizon explosion. In 2005, Arnold & Itkin was the firm employees turned to after the BP refinery exploded in Texas City. In total, our firm has helped our clients win billions to rebuild their lives.

If you are looking to file a claim following an accident in an industrial facility, contact our firm today for a free consult.

Client's portion of total recovery may be subject to Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement claims, Medicare/Medicaid liens or other third-party claims or liens. These verdicts and settlements are intended to be representative of cases handled by Arnold & Itkin, LLP. These listings are not a guarantee or prediction of the outcome of any other claims.

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