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Were You Injured in a North Dakota Chemical Plant Fire or Refinery Accident?

Our experienced North Dakota industrial injury lawyers at Williams Attorneys help chemical plant and refinery accident victims secure maximum compensation for their injuries. 

A dedicated, aggressive legal team with a 30+ year track record of success against the nation’s most powerful oil and gas companies, North Dakota’s Williams Attorneys is renowned for helping injured clients collect the highest compensation amount available for chemical fire accident lawsuits and oil refinery injury lawsuits.

Our elite investigative team works closely with specialized engineers, medical professionals, and industrial safety authorities to detect all company and third-party liability, including evidence pointing to negligent safety practices, faulty equipment maintenance, OSHA violations, defective machinery, improper chemical storage, and other inexcusable oil company actions.

At, Williams Attorneys, our North Dakota plant and refinery injury lawyers have secured millions for workers injured in some of the largest chemical plant and oil refinery disasters across the Eagle Ford, Haynesville Bossier, Bakken, and Barnett plays and the Gulf of Mexico, including the tragic Bakken Oil Field Explosion of 2011.

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What Is the Payout for Refinery Accident Chemical Plant Injury Lawsuits? 

Oil refineries and chemical plants are among the most dangerous places to work in the nation. Outdated equipment, worker fatigue, relaxed safety policies, and deficient training programs cause thousands of injuries and deaths each year.

Chemical leaks, explosions, toxic fumes, and deadly fires are not only common, but they are often preventable. When big chemical companies and oil and gas giants put profits before safety, life-altering injuries result.

We have worked closely with numerous refinery and plant accident victims suffering from severe burns, amputation, paralysis, permanent disfigurement, vision loss, and post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”). Victims of catastrophic oil refinery accidents and plant fires often deal with serious physical and mental trauma. 

Chemical fires, oil refinery accidents, and plant explosion injuries can disable a person for weeks, months, or years. Injured workers face outrageous medical costs (often over $100,000) and extensive therapy and rehabilitation – all without the ability to earn income. Anxieties over finances only hinder healing and recovery.

Workers compensation might be available, but typically covers only direct medical expenses and lost wages. North Dakota refinery accident lawsuits and plant fire injury claims can secure full financial compensation, including recovery for:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Back pay and estimated future wages
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement and disability
  • Decrease in life enjoyment

If your employer or a third-party caused your injury through particularly egregious acts, you might also be able to collect punitive damages. Punitive damages equal a significant amount over the above listed damages as they function to punish industrial companies for dangerous misconduct.

This is why many injured chemical plant workers, oil and gas operators, oil refinery workers, and others file personal injury lawsuits. Successful industrial injury lawsuits can secure the absolute maximum possible compensation for your injuries.

Without an aggressive advocate to help, it can be seemingly impossible to move forward from serious injury. Our experienced North Dakota industrial accident lawyers are dedicated to seeking the highest amount of financial compensation for our clients.


What Types of North Dakota Industrial Injury Lawsuits Do We Handle? 

Our North Dakota chemical plant accident and refinery injury lawyers at Williams Attorneys handle all types of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits involving industrial accidents, including industrial worker injury lawsuits, claims for injured contractors, and for those injured while visiting a refinery or chemical plant.

Chemical Plant Explosions

As chemical plant workers are around highly flammable, toxic materials every day, companies must ensure proper worker training, follow strict equipment maintenance schedules, and apply aggressive safety policies to keep workers free from gas inhalation, severe chemical burns, fires, and explosions.

You can collect financial compensation for your injuries when company negligence or recklessness leads to a chemical plant explosion. For example:

  • Failure to inspect for combustible gas leaks
  • Faulty valve and boiler maintenance
  • Malfunction of electrical equipment
  • Poor worker safety training
  • Using impure chemical materials
  • Using incorrect chemical measures
  • Using second-rate raw materials

We represent clients will all types of injuries caused by plant explosions, including:

  • Chemical burns
  • Hearing loss
  • Limb amputation
  • Respiratory damage
  • Scarring / disfigurement
  • Severe bone fractures
  • Severe spinal injuries
  • Shrapnel laceration
  • Severe burns
  • Traumatic head injury (“TBI”)
  • Vision loss

Refinery Accidents

Oil refinery accidents involving pumps, coking units, treatment and storage tanks, desalters, alkylation units, heaters, boilers, and pipelines can severely injure refinery workers. Unfortunately, refinery owners often try to cut costs by using outdated or defective equipment – a major cause of refinery injuries.

You can collect financial compensation for your injuries when company negligence or recklessness causes a refinery accident. For example:

  • Deficient refinery worker training
  • Disregarding OSHA safety regulations
  • Equipment sulfidation
  • Failure to perform routine emergency drills
  • Faulty equipment replacement or repair
  • Faulty high-temperature hydrogen attack (“HTHA”) equipment
  • Ignored or absent facility inspections
  • Poor safety protocols
  • Stress corrosion or cracked equipment
  • Unsafe chemical storage
  • Using low quality or contaminated materials

Chemical Fires

You can collect financial compensation for your injuries when company negligence or recklessness contributes to a chemical fire. For example:

  • Failure to follow safety protocols
  • Improper chemical storage
  • Inadequate employee training
  • Irregular equipment inspection
  • Outdated or damaged electrical equipment
  • Overheated equipment or machinery

Signs and symptoms of chemical toxicity may include:

  • Chronic dry eyes, eye irritation
  • Chronic headaches
  • Difficulty breathing, respiratory damage, COPD
  • Dizziness
  • Impaired vision
  • Nausea and vomiting

Remember, Company Negligence Is Rarely Obvious. If You Are Questioning Whether Your Company May 

Be Responsible For Your Injuries, We Can Help.

Our North Dakota industrial accident lawyers represent clients located in Williston, Watford City, Washburn, Underwood, Surrey, Stanton, Stanley, Sheridan, New Salem, Moorhead, Missoula, Minot, Manning, Mandaree, Mandan, Kenmare, Kalispell, Helena, Hebron, Hazen, Grand Forks, Glen Ullin, Garrison, Fargo, Dickinson, Crosby, Cheyenne, Center, Casper, Butte, Burlington, Bozeman, Bismarck, Billings, Beulah, and throughout North Dakota.