Houston Refinery Accident Lawyer

Refinery Accidents

Refineries are key facilities in both the chemical manufacturing industry and in the production of petroleum and coal products. Chemical manufacturing produces items as varied as fertilizers, pesticides, paint, soaps, cleaning compounds, resins and pharmaceuticals. Refineries transform crude petroleum and coal into such products as oil and grease, tars, and asphalt paving and roofing materials. Across the U.S., more than 775,000 workers are employed in some form of chemical manufacturing, while petroleum and coal manufacturing workers number more than 110,000. Refinery accidents are frequent headline makers nationwide. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a refinery accident, a personal injury attorney can explain your rights.

At the Stephens Law Firm, Houston refinery accident lawyer Joe Stephens has seen the catastrophic destruction and injuries that can occur when something goes wrong at a refinery. He knows that powerful explosions can take lives in an instant, and that exposure to toxic substances can cause long-term suffering and illness. As an acclaimed Houston personal injury and wrongful death attorney, Joe Stephens has responded to the families of refinery workers who face uncertain futures after accidents have claimed the lives of their loved ones. Houston accident attorney Stephens’ distinguished career includes successful representation of injured and deceased workers against giants in both the petroleum and chemical industries. When it comes to protecting the rights of injury victims and survivors of accident victims, the firm Houston residents trust is the Stephens Law Firm.

As a strong advocate for workers who have been seriously injured in refinery accidents, Houston accident lawyer Joe Stephens isn’t afraid to challenge big corporations. He knows that chemical and petroleum manufacturing, combined, mean about 100,000 jobs, on average, for Texans. But he also knows how workplace accidents in those industries can change lives. In 2009, petroleum manufacturing workers reported 700 cases involving injury or illness. Among chemical manufacturing workers, the total was more than 1,000.

At the Stephens Law Firm, Houston personal injury attorney and refinery accident lawyer Joe Stephens knows that refineries are under legal mandate to provide safe working conditions for their employees. But he also knows that those same refineries are under frequent examination by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration for violations of the laws related to worker safety. In addition to the more than 4 injuries per day that happen in the petroleum and chemical manufacturing industries, more than 2 deaths per month occurred in the most recently documented year. Houston accident lawyer Joe Stephens can take decisive action on your behalf if you’ve been hurt or lost a loved one in a refinery explosion, chemical spill, or other accident.

When you’ve suffered serious injuries because an employer, a property owner, a co-worker, or someone else was careless or negligent, you need a personal injury attorney who will have your best interests top of mind. Residents of Houston and throughout Texas know that the name Joe Stephens is synonymous with professionalism, as well as success in the courtroom and in high-stakes negotiations for injured workers. If you’ve suffered the tragic loss of a loved one in a refinery accident, in a construction or maritime accident, because of dangerous pharmaceuticals, due to defective medical products or through other instances of negligence or carelessness by an employer, manufacturer or other party, you need the reassurance that comes from knowing you’ve made the strongest possible choice in a Houston injury and accident attorney.

Contact the Stephens Law Firm to ask about a free consultation with Houston personal injury attorney Joe Stephens. His efforts on behalf of injury victims and their families have recovered the compensation needed to pay for medical care, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. When you’re hurt and you need a powerhouse attorney on your side, call Houston accident attorney Joe Stephens.

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Actually, Joe has written three books: “A Survivor’s Legal Guide,” “The Texas Accident Bible” and “Hiring the Right Injury Lawyer.”  A founding principle of The Stephens Law Firm is that anyone dealing with a personal injury or wrongful death case deserves access to high-quality legal advice. Joe has made these books available for free to the public, either via the website or by calling our office.

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The Stephens Law Firm

440 Cobia Drive | Suite 601
Katy, Texas 77494
Phone : (281) 392-7447 | Fax : (713) 224-0055
Mail : Joe@JoeStephensLaw.com

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Houston, Texas 77002
Phone : (713) 224-0000

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Joe Stephens was selected from a statewide list of lawyers as a Texas SuperLawyer for 2008-2015 which is published by Texas Monthly magazine. He has also been invited to serve on the Blue Ribbon Panel that reviews whether other lawyers qualify.

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In 1999, Joe Stephens was selected as the Most Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer in America by AAJ, which is America's largest lawyer organization.

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Less than one percent of Texas lawyers have one board certification. Joe has TWO. One is a National Board Certification showing his competence to try civil lawsuits before juries, the other shows special competence in Personal Injury Law

Houston, Texas personal injury law firm, The Stephens Law Firm serves clients across Texas. We give you straight facts about your legal options. We have handled cases from Austin to Houston, San Antonio to Dallas, and everywhere in between, including: Katy, Beaumont, Richmond, Rosenberg, Wharton, Corpus-Christi, Waller, Brownsville, and McAllen. We handle cases in Harris County, Ft Bend County, Nueces County, Wharton County, Bexar County, Liberty County, and Jefferson County.