Plant and Refinery Injury and Death

Rayville Plant & Refinery Injury & Death Lawyer

The Law Offices of Damon D. Kervin provides legal representation to injured individuals or the families of loved ones lost in fatalities due to accidents in Louisiana plants and refineries. These industrial environments are known for being hazardous to workers due to the severe risks involved in the production systems and actions common to them. 

These accidents can occur across a broad spectrum of industries, including but not limited to oil and gas refineries, chemical plants, and manufacturing facilities. These industries are integral to the state's economy but can come with significant occupational hazards. 

Our founding attorney, Damon Kervin, has advocated for the rights and best interests of working men and women and their families in these industries who have suffered physical, emotional, and financial hardships due to such accidents. He brings a 20-year history of successful claims and lawsuits when representing clients across many types of companies.

We work on contingency, meaning you pay no fees unless we win compensation. Discuss your case with our Rayville plant and refinery injury and death attorney by contacting us at (318) 269-7443. 

Types of Accidents and Injuries in Louisiana Plants and Refineries

The following are examples of the types of accidents and injuries that can occur in plants and refineries:

  • Fires and Explosions: These can be caused by leaks or mishandling of flammable substances, leading to severe burn injuries or even death.
  • Chemical Exposure: Workers can be exposed to toxic chemicals, leading to respiratory problems, skin conditions, and other health issues. 
  • Falls: Slippery surfaces or lack of proper safety equipment can result in falls, leading to broken bones, concussions, or other injuries.
  • Highway Vehicle Crashes: According to OSHA records, these are a leading cause of oil and gas worker fatalities. This can occur when employees are commuting to or from the site or during the transportation of goods or equipment.
  • Electric Shock: Working with electrical equipment or in high-voltage areas can lead to electric shock incidents. These can cause burns, heart problems, neurological damage, and other injuries.
  • Equipment Malfunction: Defective equipment is one of the most common causes of plant and refinery accidents. This can lead to various injuries, depending on the equipment type and the malfunction's nature.
  • Accidents due to Lack of Supervision or Carelessness: These can occur due to the negligence of co-workers, supervisors, or third parties, leading to various potential injuries. 

Although every plant and refinery accident is unique, they often share similar underlying causes. Many devastating incidents can be linked to negligence, irresponsibility, or management decisions that value profit over safety. An example of the latter is using obsolete plant equipment that puts operators and other workers in their vicinity at risk. 

Compensation for Injuries and Deaths

Workers or their families may be entitled to compensation for an injury or death in these facilities. This includes workers’ compensation for medical expenses and partial wages. 

However, third-party personal injury and wrongful death claims may apply in which past and future medical expenses, loss of earnings, funeral and burial costs, compensation for pain and suffering, and other damages may be justified. Navigating these legal waters can be complex and frustrating, especially when going up against the resources of powerful corporations.

That is why having our experienced and tenacious attorney at the Law Offices of Damon D. Kervin on your side can be critical.

Explore your options in a case review. Contact us at (318) 269-7443 today. 

Why Choose Law Offices of Damon D. Kervin?

What Makes Us Different
  • We Bring More Than 20 Years of Experience to Our Legal Practice
  • There Are No Fees Unless We Recover Compensation for You
  • We Can Handle Your Case, So You Can Focus on Your Recovery

Clients We've Helped

Reviews & Testimonials
  • Me and my daughter are so grateful.

    M.S.
  • "Mr. Damon Kervin for the most professional representation ever. I admire you and your staff's composure, work ethic, and most of all your excellent representation."
    G.W.
  • "He demonstrated skill and experience. He took the time to explain fully the process we faced."
    Michael E.