Manufacturing plants and refineries are hazardous work environments. Plant owners and operators must comply with a bevy of laws and industry regulations to mitigate the potential for accidents. Unfortunately, accidents can still occur even when these regulations are followed to the letter. These accidents can result in catastrophic injuries for workers, leaving them unable to work or take care of their families. 

At Lopez Franco, we have built our careers around helping workers who have suffered severe injuries in plant and refinery accidents. Our firm can help you get the compensation you need to pick up the pieces and start moving forward. 

Plant and Refinery Accident Lawyers Prepared for All Types of Claims

While the location of the accident has no bearing on your rights, an understanding of your industry and the type of plant where it occurred can make a difference when it comes to the outcome of your case. The accident attorneys at Lopez Franco are positioned to help you get the compensation you are entitled to in any type of plant or refinery accident, including the following: 

  • Manufacturing plants
  • Chemical plants
  • Oil or gas refineries
  • Fertilizer plants

The type of accident you experienced can also make a difference. We provide aggressive legal representation to workers who have been injured in the following types of accidents: 

Some accidents are the result of insufficient training, inadequate safety protocols, or failure to follow safety requirements. Whatever the cause or location of your accident, a plant and refinery accident lawyer from Lopez Franco can help you make a full recovery. 

Understanding When You Would Need to Pursue a Third-Party Claim

If you have been injured while on the job, you can likely pursue a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation will pay all of your medical bills and up to two-thirds of your lost wages. However, you need to understand that filing a workers’ compensation claim also means you cannot file a lawsuit against your employer. In most cases, this trade-off is worth it because you can get your workers’ compensation benefits almost immediately to pay your bills. 

However, you may be able to pursue a lawsuit and file a workers’ compensation claim if a third party caused your accident. This could include the following parties: 

  • Manufacturers of defective machinery or equipment that caused your accident
  • Independent contractors whose negligence caused the accident
  • Non-employees who caused the accident that resulted in your injuries

Most injured plant workers aren’t aware that a third-party claim is an option for additional compensation. This is why it’s important to speak with an experienced law firm quickly after an accident. 

Contact Lopez Franco to Speak to a Plant and Refinery Accident Lawyer Who Can Help

If you have been injured in a plant or refinery accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. To maximize your recovery, contact us today via phone or email to schedule a free consultation to discuss your options and how we can help.