Industrial Plant Accidents

Dangerous conditions within industrial plants can lead to mishaps--with tragic consequences. Toxic chemicals, heavy equipment, and insufficient safety programs contribute to an atmosphere conducive to accidents.

Many injured workers think that their only remedy is a claim under workers' compensation laws. However, if third parties are responsible, the worker may make a claim in court against those third parties. The Buzbee Law firm knows the ins and outs of refinery and chemical plant work. We have been lead counsel in most of the major refinery accidents that have occurred in the State of Texas for the past ten years.

The Buzbee Law Firm has helped hundreds of workers injured in industrial plant accidents to recover compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

If you have been injured on the job, contact us via email at tbuzbee@txattorneys.com or call the office toll-free at 1-800-992-5393.

Seminars & Recent Developments

Representative Matters

  • The Buzbee Law Firm represented more than 150 workers who were injured in the explosion at the BP Texas City Plant in 2005.
  • The Buzbee Law Firm handled the claims of more than 150 people who were injured due to chemical releases from the BP Texas City Plant in April 2007. After a record-breaking verdict of more than $100 million, the claims settled for a confidential amount.
  • The Buzbee Law Firm is handling more than 20,000 claims against BP for its release of benzene and other harmful chemicals in April to May 2010. Tony Buzbee was appointed as the Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel by the Court overseeing the Multidistrict Litigation process.
  • The firm has handled cases against every major refiner in the United States, and has collected more than half of billion dollars along the way.

Some Examples:

Gross Settlement Type of Case Occupation

$12,000,000    Refinery Accident    Laborer

$12,000,000    Refinery Accident    Laborer

$12,000,000    Refinery Accident    Laborer

$10,150,000    Refinery Accident    Operator

$8,000,000    Refinery Accident    Boiler Maker

$8,000,000    Refinery Accident    Boiler Maker

$8,000,000    Refinery Accident    Boiler Maker

$7,500,000    Industrial Accident    Supervisor

$4,000,000    Refinery Accident    Laborer

$3,800,000    Refinery Accident    Welder

$2,500,000    Refinery Accident    Scaffold Builder

$2,300,000    Refinery Accident    Welder

$2,300,000    Refinery Accident    Technician

$2,300,000    Refinery Accident    Pipe Fitter

$2,300,000    Refinery Accident    Piper Fitter/Welder

$2,250,000    Refinery Accident    Scaffold Builder

$2,250,000    Refinery Accident    Carpenter

$2,250,000    Refinery Accident    Pipefitter

$2,200,000    Refinery Accident    Technician

$2,200,000    Refinery Accident    Pipe Fitter Helper

$2,200,000    Refinery Accident    Pipe Fitter

$2,100,000    Refinery Accident    Welder

$2,000,000    Refinery Accident    Pipe Fitter

$1,950,000    Refinery Accident    Pipe Fitter

$1,900,000    Refinery Accident    Mechanic

$1,900,000    Refinery Accident    Driver

$1,900,000    Refinery Accident    Pipe Fitter

$1,800,000    Refinery Accident    Supervisor

$1,800,000    Refinery Accident    Technician

$1,800,000    Refinery Accident    Carpenter

$1,750,000    Refinery Accident    Scaffold Builder

$1,700,000    Refinery Accident    Custodian

$1,700,000    Refinery Accident    Pipe Fitter

$1,600,000    Refinery Accident    Carpenter

$1,500,000    Refinery Accident    Crew Leader

$1,500,000    Refinery Accident    Laborer

$1,500,000    Refinery Accident    Hydroblaster

$1,500,000    Refinery Accident    Forklift Operator

$1,500,000    Refinery Accident    Technician

$1,500,000    Refinery Accident    Clerk

$1,500,000    Refinery Accident    Operator Apprentice

$1,400,000    Refinery Accident    Measuring Technician

$1,400,000    Refinery Accident    Technician

$1,300,000    Refinery Accident    Technician

$1,300,000    Refinery Accident    Hydroblaster

$1,250,000    Refinery Accident    Supervisor

$1,000,000    Refinery Accident    Vacuum Truck Operator

$1,000,000    Refinery Accident    Helper

$1,000,000    Refinery Accident    Operator

$1,000,000    Refinery Accident    X-Ray Tech

$1,000,000    Refinery Accident    Supervisor

$1,000,000    Refinery Accident    Inspector

$1,000,000    Refinery Accident    Mechanic

$1,000,000    Refinery Accident    Foreman

$1,000,000    Refinery Accident    Mechanic

$1,000,000    Refinery Accident    Laborer

$1,000,000    Refinery Accident    Shop Foreman