Personal Injury Claims Due to Chemical Plant Explosions
Chemical plant accidents have occurred in Texas on several occasions. Most memorably, the West Fertilizer Plant caught fire in 2013 and the ammonium nitrate in the plant detonated, killing 15 and injuring 252, and causing damage to over 500 buildings. There were many parties that seemed accountable – for example, the state fire marshal was not required to inspect the plant, and the plant wasn’t required to install a sprinkler system. In similar cases, the negligence of one plant can cause irreparable harm to the community around it. The more recent explosion at the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, TX following Hurricane Harvey was less severe, but still raised some important questions. Was proper protocol followed? Could this have been prevented? Could these accidents constitute a personal injury or a wrongful death lawsuit? These complicated questions are best answered by an experienced personal injury attorney.
Are Chemical Plant Explosions Common?
Luckily, chemical plant explosions are rare; however, it is important to know what to do in situations like these. With many different plants and facilities with toxic chemicals in Texas, accidents seem more likely. Your safety is our number one priority, and we want to make sure that you receive the damages you deserve.
What Are Your Rights If You Were Injured in a Chemical Plant Explosion?
Whether you’re hurt in a large-scale explosion or injured while working in a plant, private companies have a duty of ordinary care to you in both their supervision and safety policies. Working at an industrial plant may mean the inhalation of dangerous chemicals or even chemical burns. Living in the vicinity of a plant may also put you at risk for airborne illnesses. Regardless of your relationship to the plant, if you believe that you have been harmed, contact a personal injury attorney to evaluate your case.
Chemical Accident Attorneys in San Antonio
The best way to resolve your claim is to hire a knowledgeable attorney. You may be entitled to compensation if another party’s fault can be proven. Explosions like those in West and Crosby hit close to home in our city of San Antonio. Attorney Patrick Toscano is here to fight for your rights, and is ready to get started on your case right away.