Tesoro Anacortes Refinery Personal Injury Lawyer
Tesoro Corporation is the leading independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products in the United States. The Tesoro Anacortes Refinery is 70 miles north of Seattle on the shores of Puget Sound and has a total crude-oil capacity to produce 120,000 barrels of per day. In April, 2010, an explosion at the Tesoro Anacortes refinery killed seven workers and the company had to pay millions of dollars in compensation to the families of the workers killed in the accident.
With over 65 years of combined experience in complex personal injury cases, our award-winning lawyers have helped injured workers and their families collect millions of dollars in damages following serious injuries. We have the experience and resources to take on major companies to obtain maximum compensation following a major accident at the Tesoro Refinery or other refineries in Puget Sound.Lawyers to Investigate Refinery Accidents.
In the context of a refinery explosion or accident, it is important for the attorneys to review the employer-employee relationship of the parties responsible for the accident and the injured persons. Who did you or your loved one work for? Did they work for Tesoro or some other company working at the refinery? What companies played a role in causing the accident? Did more than one company play a role in causing the accident? Can you or your family claim compensation beyond workers’ compensation for the negligent acts of third parties (not your employer) that caused the accident?Compensation Available for Tesoro Refinery Accident
The type of compensation that you or your family may recover following an injury at the Tesoro Refinery will depend on who you worked for and who caused the accident. There may have been multiple causes of the accident. In every case, you are entitled to workers’ compensation for injuries that occur during your work at the Tesoro Refinery. If another company or the employees of another company (not fellow employees or your company) caused the accident or played a role in causing the accident, you may be entitled to bring a third-party claim against them for damages beyond your workers’ compensation claim. This will allow you to collect compensation in addition to your workers’ compensation benefits. Oftentimes, workers compensation benefits are inadequate to fully and fairly compensation an injured worker following an injury. In these third-party claims, injured persons and their families can claim compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, pain, disability, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and other damages depending on the circumstances of your injury or the death of a loved one.Do You Have a Third-Party Claim? Get a Free Case Evaluation.
Oftentimes, the facts of an accident at the Tesoro Refinery may be complex and could involve multiple employers and contractors. In the wake of an injury or death of a loved one, you should seek experience, compassionate counsel that understands the complexities of third-party cases. Our award-winning lawyers offer a free consultation to injured Tesoro Refinery workers and their families to help you determine if you have a third-party claim and the potential value of the claim. Contact us today for a free claim evaluation.