Texas Refinery and Chemical Plant Accident and Explosion Attorney

Refinery Accidents

Texas and other Gulf Coast states are home to many of the largest refineries, manufacturers and chemical plants. As residents of Texas, most of us are acutely aware of the dangers associated with refinery accidents. While many refinery accidents are unavoidable, others occur as a direct result of negligence on the part of corporations. The desire for high profits can cause business executives to look the other way when it comes to the hazards and safety issues surrounding refineries and their workers. As a result, refinery accidents such as chemical spill accidents, propane explosions, and other disasters can take place.


Petrochemical accidents happen in the Houston area, as well as along the Gulf Coast due to the large number of petrochemical plants and oil refineries here.

Petrochemical accidents can cause a wide range of injuries to those who are involved in them. Burns, electrocution, blindness, lung and breathing problems, broken bones, and death are just some of the outcomes of petrochemical and industrial accidents.

Many petrochemical chemical spill accidents could be avoided if safety measures were enforced by manufacturers and large corporations.

Gas Storage Facility Accidents

Oil and gas storage facilities in the petrochemical industry create an environment where serious personal injury, property damage or wrongful death can occur in the event of a catastrophic accident or explosion. The most common causes of catastrophic explosions at oil and gas storage facilities include improper maintenance, improper repair, defective products, improper safety systems, violations of industry codes, standards and practices, improper training and operator error. Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC has experience in handling serious personal injury, property damage and wrongful death cases arising from explosions at oil and gas storage and transmission facilities. Our team has the experience and track record in investigating and pursuing large oil and gas companies that process, produce, refine and store oil, gas and petrochemicals provides a unique advantage to clients that suffer serious personal injury or wrongful death claims. Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC has represented clients who suffered injury and damage from the 1992 Brenham Gas Storage Facility Explosion and the 2005 BP Texas City Refinery Explosion.

Propane Explosions

Propane gas explosions can cause injuries that alter your life forever, producing burns and or death. Common causes of propane explosions are violations of safety codes or practices, a defective product often associated with cold weather use and storage, failures to warn, lack of safety training to the personnel handling the propane. The attorneys at Chandler, Mathis & Zivley P.C can help you find liability and help you receive your restitution. Having handled many propane explosion cases in Texas and elsewhere in the United States, our team has the experience and knowledge to effectively represent you in these types of cases.

Focus and Determination in Major Litigation

Whenever oil, gas, fire or explosions are involved in an accident, the damage can be catastrophic. The litigation can become extremely complex and competitive, usually involving one or more major corporation with the resources to defend itself and bury a lesser opponent in courtroom litigation. If you have been hurt by a chemical spill, explosion or fire, it is important to work with a team of Texas fire and explosion injuries attorneys who know how to defend your rights and obtain the compensation you deserve.

At Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC, our lawyers have been helping clients who have suffered injuries or lost loved ones in a variety of personal injury situations. With over 40 years of experience, our track record in the courtroom speaks for itself.

We take explosion, fire and chemical spill injury or death claims on contingency. You pay nothing unless there is a recovery.

Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC has offices located in Houston and Lufkin Texas and serves clients throughout East Texas as well as many other states.
*Principal office in Lufkin, Texas

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