Investigation into Refinery Fire Continues

Investigation into Refinery Fire Continues

One person was injured in an explosion at a Pasadena refinery on Saturday night, authorities said.

Officials are still investigating what caused the explosion around 7:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Refining System near 100 Traffic Circle at Red Bluff, said authorities with the Pasadena police, who were assisting at the scene.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire quickly, but there was heavy smoke in the area, authorities said.

No chemicals were believed to have been released, authorities said.

The identity of the injured person was not released, but officials said the injuries were not life-threatening.

If you have been injured in the workplace, The León Law Firm, P.C. can help.

The very nature of some jobs puts the health of the people who do them in jeopardy on a routine basis. And when serious on-the-job accidents occur, catastrophic and fatal personal injuries can be the result. The sad fact is that many of these accidents could have been prevented if only the proper training, tools, and required safeguards had been provided or put in place.

The León Law Firm, P.C. is here to protect you and the rights of your family wherever employers have not. Our Sugar Land personal injury lawyers represent a wide range of people-construction workers, machinists, printing press operators, refinery workers and others throughout the community. We provide efficient and effective legal services designed to get them the financial compensation they need to recover.

Many of these injuries are catastrophic in nature and include the amputations of hands, fingers, or toes, as well as brain and spinal cord damage resulting from serious falls, or a severe burn injury resulting from a refinery explosion, electrocution, or chemical exposure. As such, the need for adequate financial remedies is even greater. Unfortunately, workers' compensation does not always come close to meeting the needs our clients will have.

Workers' Compensation and Workplace Accidents

In Texas, employers have the option either to buy or not buy into the state's workers' compensation system. Most employers do opt for the protection afforded by workman's compensation insurance, primarily because if they do, it is very difficult - if not impossible - for a worker who gets injured on-the-job to file a personal injury lawsuit against them.

If they do subscribe, then workers' comp coverage steps in to cover medical expenses and pays the injured worker two-thirds of their previous income (up to certain limits) for the time period that they are unable to work. Not all Texas employers, however, opt to buy into this system. In these cases, injured workers can file personal injury lawsuits against their employers or any third party who may have been liable for their accident. Our aggressive and experienced law firm can quickly determine if this is an option available to you.

Call us at 281-980-4529 for a free consultation.

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