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Worker seeks compensation for trauma, disfigurement after ExxonMobile explosion

In terms of workplace safety, employers in the Texas oil and gas industry have an obligation to do certain things and not do others. Employers can't allow a known unsafe condition to persist in the workplace, and they can't misrepresent to workers, whether the workers are contractors or employees, that a workplace is safe when it isn't.

Because of the potentially volatile materials they're dealing with, oil and gas industry employers must also have safety measures in place to alleviate a dangerous incident when one occurs. Personnel in the industry should be properly trained and supervised to handle accidents, and workplaces must be properly inspected, tested and maintained.

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon that failure to meet these requirements results in injuries to Texas workers.

Our regular readers in Southeast Texas may recall an oil refinery accident about two years ago in Jefferson County. There an explosion and fire at the ExxonMobile Refinery Complex injured more than a dozen workers, one of whom recently brought legal claims of negligence, gross negligence and misrepresentation against ExxonMobile and two other Dallas corporations connected to the incident.

The plaintiff claims the accident caused traumatic emotional and physical injury, disability, pain and suffering, and disfigurement.

The suit also states that the workplace was misrepresented as safe; personnel were not properly trained to handle the accident; defendants failed to warn of the hazard; and the premises were not properly maintained.

If you have been injured in a work-related accident, then your focus should be on recovery. Let an experienced work injury lawyer investigate the accident, identify the employer's failures, and build a claim that gets the full amount of compensation you need and deserve. 

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