oil refinery Texas

It can be excruciating and troubling for you and your family when you experience an injury at an oil refinery.

At our law firm, we understand the turmoil that you are going through, and we are here to advocate for you. 

You may be wondering how many refineries in Texas are operating.

As of 2022, there are a total of 32 operable Texas oil refineries, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Thirty of the refineries are operating, and two of them are idle.

If you have suffered an injury at one of the refineries on our list of petrochemical plants in Texas, reach out to a lawyer who will fight for you.

Were You Recently Injured at a Refinery in Texas?

We want to help get you the legal help and representation that you deserve. If you recently suffered injuries from a Texas refinery, fill out the form below about what happened and we will reach out. Our consultations are free and our approach focuses on you. We are here to help.

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  • Double Punch Refinery (Barton Refining)


  • ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Co



  • Targa Resources

Corpus Christi

  • Flint Hill Resources LP
  • Valero Refining Co Texas LP
  • Citgo Refining & Chemical Inc
  • Buckeye Texas Processing LLC
  • Koch Industries 
  • Magellan Terminal Holdings LP
  • PDV America 

Deer Park

  • Deer Park Refining Ltd Partnership

El Paso

  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation 

Galena Park

  • Kinder Morgan Crude & Condensate

Galveston Bay

  • Marathon Petroleum Co LP 


  • Access Industries 
  • Houston Refining LP
  • Petromax Refining Co LLC
  • Valero Refining Co Texas LP 


  • Pasadena Refining Systems Inc
  • Petrobras

Port Arthur

  • Motiva Enterprises LLC
  • Premcor Refining Group Inc
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA
  • Valero Port Arthur Refinery

San Antonio

  • Calumet Speciality Products 


  • Phillips 66 Company

Texas City

  • Valero Refining Co Texas LP

Three Rivers

  • Valero Three Rivers Refinery

Common Injuries at Oil Refineries

There are various injuries that can, unfortunately, take place within oil refineries in Texas.

If you have suffered an injury in an accident at one of these Texas refineries, consider reaching out to us.

We can assist you in recovering the compensation you need for your injuries. 

Toxic Exposure

Exposure to toxic chemicals can cause lung damage or could potentially result in leukemia or cancer.

Your injuries may vary depending on the length of time of your exposure or the concentration level. Sometimes, harm you have incurred may be difficult to detect.

Crush Injuries

Heavy equipment can catch a person’s finger or other parts of the body and can cause serious crush injuries.

This can potentially result in the need for amputations or other operations.

You may be able to recover damages if you have suffered a crush injury in an oil refinery.  

Slips, Trips, and Falls

This can happen due to tools or equipment tossed in walkways, leaving employees prone to injuries such as broken bones. 

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a severe problem in the oil and gas industry.

According to a 2019 study, 14% of workers in the oil and gas extraction industry exposed to loud noise experienced hearing loss. 

Burn Injuries

Explosions and fires can cause severe, traumatic injuries. This can even sometimes result in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


This can include lifting loads that are too heavy or lifting improperly. Overexertion can cause injuries to the spine, sprains, and strains. 

Causes of Oil Refinery Injuries 

There are multiple potential causes of injuries at an oil refinery, and there can be one cause or a combination. 

The possible causes of these injuries could include but are not limited to:

  • Carelessness by another employee;
  • A lack of training; 
  • Defective products, or
  • A lack of maintenance.

Our team of skilled attorneys can review your claim and examine your options.

We will evaluate your case and fight to help you recover compensation for your injuries. 

What Should I Do if I Am Injured in a Refinery?

First, ensure that you seek medical attention. Make sure that you get copies of all medical records.

Then, you should contact a knowledgeable attorney. We can help you recover damages for the harm you have incurred.

This can include compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?

In Texas, you have two different options if you have suffered an injury in an oil refinery accident.

One option is filing a workers’ compensation claim for on-the-job injuries.

In Texas, not every employer carries workers’ compensation insurance, so you must check whether your employer carries it. 

According to the Texas Labor Code, you will have a limited from the date you suffered an injury to file your claim to recover compensation.

This deadline is called the statute of limitations. Note that it will be challenging to bring your claim if you miss this time frame.

You can also choose to file a personal injury lawsuit if your employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance or if your injury was caused by a third party.

The statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in Texas is two years.

It is crucial to ensure that you meet this deadline, so do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. 

How Our Law Firm Can Help You

If you are suffering due to an injury at an oil refinery, you are not alone.

Contact our experienced attorneys at Armstrong Lee & Baker LLP, and we can assist you in reviewing your claim. 

We are committed to achieving results and believe in aggressive advocacy. In the past, our lawyers have secured several multi-million dollar settlements for our clients.

Call us today at 832-709-1124 for more information.

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Scott Armstrong obtains remarkable results for his clients.  He has successfully tried numerous cases to favorable verdicts and reached significant settlements on his clients’ behalf.  In the process, he has recovered millions for his clients.