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El Paso Refinery Accident Lawyer

Midland oil refinery explosion injury attorney

Attorney for Injured Oil and Gas Industry Workers in Texas and New Mexico

The Permian Basin in west Texas and southeast New Mexico is one of the top oil and gas producing regions in the world. Because of this, there are many opportunities available for those who work in the gas and oil industries. However, working at an oil or gas drilling site or refinery can be incredibly dangerous, and when accidents occur, a worker or their family may not know where to turn for help.

If you or a member of your family have been injured while working in the oil or gas industry, James Kennedy, P.L.L.C. can help you understand your options for pursuing financial compensation. At my tough, family-oriented law firm, I believe in fighting for justice for those who have been injured. I will provide the legal help you need to ensure that you receive compensation that fully addresses the damages your family has suffered.

Attorney James Kennedy is Board Certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Throughout his more than 25 years of experience, he has taken cases to trial every year, and he is fully prepared to litigate your case in court. He will do what it takes to make sure that those who caused harm to you and your family are held responsible.

Oil and Gas Industry Injuries

Due to the volatile materials used in the oil and gas industries, even a relatively minor accident can cause severe injuries or wrongful death. Incidents that can lead to injury include:

  • Explosions and fires - Oil, natural gas, and other chemicals used in oil fields or refineries are highly combustible. People who work with these materials can suffer serious burn injuries if fires occur. Explosions may also occur because of fires, materials being kept at high pressure, or well blowouts, and the force of an explosion or the resulting shrapnel may cause injuries such as broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, crush injuries, loss of limbs, lacerations, or scarring and disfigurement.
  • Chemical exposure - A variety of toxic or corrosive chemicals are used at facilities such as fracking sites and oil refineries. Chemical spills or leaks in containers used for chemical transportation or storage can cause workers to inhale or become exposed to these toxic substances. In these cases, a person may suffer injuries such as chemical burns or damage to the lungs and respiratory system.
  • Machinery failure - Oil fields and gas refineries contain a large amount of complex equipment, and machinery may break down or fail because of inadequate maintenance, design defects, operation in excess of capacity, or failure to follow safety procedures. When equipment fails, workers may experience injuries such as electrocution, severe lacerations, head injuries, or spine injuries

Contact an El Paso, Texas and New Mexico Oil Field Injury Attorney

While an injured worker may be eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits, the state of Texas does not require employers to provide workers' compensation coverage. An employee may be able to bring a lawsuit against a non-subscriber employer whose negligence caused their injury, or they may be able to pursue compensation from any third parties who were responsible, such as the manufacturers of defective machinery.

At James Kennedy, P.L.L.C., I can help you determine the full extent of the damages you have suffered, which may include expenses related to medical treatment, lost income, impairment to earning capacity, and the pain and suffering experienced by you and your family. I will fight to ensure that you receive compensation for all of the damages you have suffered, allowing your family to maintain financial security. For a free consultation, contact me at 915-544-5200. I provide personal injury representation in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado, including El Paso, Odessa, Midland, Pecos, Las Cruces and Carlsbad. Se Habla Español.

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