Louisiana Plant and Pipeline Explosion Lawyers

Explosion Lawyers Launch Independent Investigation into the October 15 Clovelly Oil Platform Explosion

On Sunday, October 15 around 7:15 pm, an oil and gas platform owned by Clovelly Oil Company tragically exploded in Lake Pontchartrain, making this the fourth catastrophic workplace explosion in Louisiana this year alone.  

The explosion seriously injured 6 workers, and tragicallly killed another.  

While the cause remains under investigation, our Rig Explosion Lawyers have assembled an independent team of engineers and "cause and origin" experts to determine why the explosion occurred and how it could have been prevented.

We will update this site and our firm's main site with additional information as it becomes available.

Click here to read Ryan Zehl's interview about the Clovelly explosion and the overall increase in industrial and otherwork place explosions in Louisiana.   

Plant Explosion Lawyers Reach Confidential Settlement on Behalf of Workers Injured in Williams Geismar Explosion

Our Plant Explosion Lawyers recently reached a highly favorable (and confidential) settlement on behalf of 65 workers who were injured during the tragic June 13th, 2013 Williams Olefins Geismar explosion.

The settlement, which is one of the largest in history, will ensure that our clients have the resources to care and provide for themselves and their families for the rest of their lives.  

Zehl & Associates Hired by Workers Severely Injured in the Phillips 66 Explosion in Paradis, Louisiana

On February 9th, 2017 a Phillips 66 pipeline in Paradis, LA exploded, killing one worker and seriously injuring two others.  Six workers were cleaning the pipeline when the massive blaze broke out.

Our Explosion Lawyers were recently retained by one of the two workers who was severely burned in the explosion and are committed to ensuring that he and his family are fully compensated for his injuries and damages. 

Click here to read Ryan Zehl's interview about the explosion in the Houma Times. 

Injured in a Louisiana Plant Explosion? Contact our Undefeated Explosion Lawyers for a Free Consult by Calling 1-888-603-3636 or by clicking here.  

In addition to being undefeated, our Plant and Pipeline Explosion Lawyers have won over $1 Billion and represented workers injured or killed in connection with every major plant and pipeline explosion in Louisiana in the past 5 years.

For example, our lawyers are currently representing 3 of the 4 workers who were tragically killed in the Williams pipeline explosion in Gibson, Louisiana, as well as one of the two workers who was severely burned in the February 2017 Phillips 66 Pipeline explosion in Paradis, Louisiana.  

We have also successfully represented over 500 workers in connection with every almost every major workplace accident in the past decade, including the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion, the BP Texas City explosion, the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion, and the International Paper mill explosion.

In fact, because of our experience and success representing workers injured in major plant and pipeline explosions, the media regularly turns to our Plant and Pipeline Explosion Lawyers for insight into the causes and what should have been done to prevent them.  

Ryan Zehl's Recent Interview with Houma Times regarding the Phillips 66 Explosion in Paradis, Louisiana

Click here to read Ryan Zehl's recent interview with the Houma Times regarding the Paradis Pipeline Explosion.

Important Information Following a Plant, Refinery or Pipeline Explosion

When the company or its insurance adjusters (or claims reps) visit you in the hospital, they'll assure you that they’re going to take care of you and your family and that you have nothing to worry about.  But while you’re in the hospital recovering, the company and its lawyers will do whatever possible to prevent you from being able to recover your past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and any other damages, like pain and suffering and physical disfigurement, from the company through a lawsuit.

Unless you have an experienced lawyer to fight back, the company’s lawyers WILL limit your damages to your weekly comp benefits (which typically range from $200 to $500).  These trivial payments last until the company sends you in to see the company’s doctors, who will discount your injuries and claim that you’re able to return to work before you’re fully recovered.  The reason the company doctors do this is because, under workers comp laws, the company is only responsible for paying you benefits until one of the company’s doctors state that you’ve reached “Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI).” Once you’re at MMI, the company has no further obligation to pay you benefits, cover your medical costs, or otherwise compensate you for your injuries. 

This is what Williams tried to do with every one of our 65 clients after the Geismar explosion.  We successfully defeated their attempts, however, including their appeals to the Louisiana Supreme Court, which enabled our Plant Explosion Lawyers to reach settlements with Williams that ensure that our clients will have the financial resources to care for themselves and their families for the rest of their lives.  

Call 1-888-603-3636 or Click Here for a Free Consultation with our Undefeated Louisiana Plant and Pipeline Explosion Lawyers

Our lawyers will devote whatever time and resources are necessary to ensuring that you and your family receive the maximum compensation possible and the best medical care available.  And because we work exclusively on a contingency fee, you won’t owe us anything unless we win your case.  

Williams Gibson Explosion Update

Our firm is currently representing 3 of the 4 workers who were tragically killed in the Williams Gibson explosion in October 2015. 

We've taken numerous depositions of Williams employees and reviewed over 100,000 internal documents that were produced to us by Williams in discovery.

We expect these cases to proceed to trial in early 2018.

Zehl & Associates: Undefeated Plant and Pipeline Explosion Lawyers

The Louisiana explosion lawyers at Zehl & Associates have successfully represented hundreds of injured workers, as well as the families of those tragically killed, in almost every major workplace explosion that has occurred in the United States in the last decade. In addition to remaining undefeated, our attorneys have recovered over $1 Billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients in just the past 5 years alone.

Our Plant & Pipeline Explosion Lawyers are Focused on Ensuring that our Clients Receive the Maximum Compensation in the Shortest Time Possible   

Having represented over 500 workers injured in the largest refinery explosions in recent history, including 65 from the Williams Geismar tragedy, our plant explosion lawyers understand that the victims and their families currently have one priority: recovering from their injuries and getting their lives back.

But in addition to the physical injuries and damage, explosions like this one have substantial financial consequences for the workers and their families as well.

To ensure that the workers and their families aren’t left struggling with the physical and financial effects of this tragedy on their own, we do whatever possible to provide our clients with access to the best doctors and medical providers in the country and assist with daily living expenses while their cases are pending.

Call 1-888-603-3636 or Click Here for a Free Consultation with our Undefeated Plant and Pipeline Explosion Lawyers.  All consultations are completely free, confidential, and require no commitment whatsoever.

We've Successfully Represented Workers Injured in Connection with the Largest Workplace Explosions in Recent History

  • Over 150 of the workers injured in the BP Texas City Blast on March 23, 2005
  • 5 of the workers injured in the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion in April 2010
  • Over 60 of the workers injured in the Williams Olefins Plant explosion in Geismar, Louisiana
  • 3 of the 4 workers who were tragically killed in the October 2015 Williams Gibson explosion
  • Over 20 workers who were burned in the Imperial Sugar plant explosion

For the past 10 years, our explosion lawyers have been successfully representing clients injured in some of the largest and most catastrophic workplace accidents in U.S. history.

For example, our plant explosion lawyers represented over 150 of the workers who were injured during the BP Texas City explosion and was among the first law firms in the country to be retained by the workers who were tragically injured while working aboard the BP/Transocean Deepwater Horizon when it exploded on April 20, 2010. Less than 18 months later, our explosion lawyers were able to negotiate a highly favorable and confidential settlement for all of our clients.

We also successfully represented over 60 of the workers who were injured during the Williams Olefins plant explosion in Geismar, Louisiana, and the International Paper Mill explosion in Mississippi. Our explosion lawyers settled each of these cases for record-setting amounts.

Contact our Undefeated Plant Explosion Lawyers at 1-888-603-3636 or by Clicking Here

If you or a loved one were injured in a plant, refinery or pipeline explosion, contact our Experienced Explosion Lawyers for a Free Consultation at 1-888-603-3636.  All Consultations are completely confidential and there's no committment involved. 

Our lawyers will gladly answer your questions, inform you of your options, and explain what you should and should not do when dealing with your company and its insurance adjusters.

Just call 1-888-603-3636, fill out the contact or chat form at the top right of this page, or click here to send us an email.

We want you to focus on your future, and not how you’re going to pay for it.

Our Explosion Lawyers understand that plant workers depend on their salaries to support themselves and their families. We also understand that your bills don’t stop piling up just because you or a loved one has been seriously injured.

That’s why we not only ensure that our clients receive the maximum recovery possible, but we also do everything possible to ensure that they are receiving the best medical treatment available and that their jobs are protected while we are working to hold the company accountable for our clients' injuries and damages.

If you have any Questions about your Rights and Options Following a Plant, Refinery or Pipeline Explosion, Contact our Experienced Explosion Lawyers at 1-888-603-3636.

We will answer your questions, explain your rights, and review any documents that you have been asked to sign. And if you would prefer to meet in person, we will fly one of our lawyers to you at no cost to you.

Whether you call us or another law firm, it is important that you consult with an experienced explosion lawyer to learn your rights before signing any documents that could limit your ability to recover compensation for your damages.

Just call 1-888-603-3636, fill out our contact form at the top right of this page, or click on the chat button to be immediately connected with one of our lawyers.


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