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Work Accident Lawyers Fighting for Victims of Refinery Explosions & Fires

In an exhaustive report of refinery accidents from EHS Today, researchers discovered a startling fact: the vast majority of refinery accidents aren't reported—at least not as refinery accidents. Because companies outsource their most dangerous work to contractors, their deaths and injuries don't appear under the refinery's records. Instead, they're reported elsewhere—and the nature of factory or oil refinery work gets shoved under the rug. That's unacceptable. When workers get hurt in refinery accidents, the company's practices and negligence deserve to be brought to light. More importantly, those workers who get injured or lose their careers ought to be compensated for their losses. Our Pennsylvania refinery accident attorneys have helped thousands of workers win hundreds of millions of dollars.

We want to help you get back on your feet—call (888) 498-3023 to review your options with a lawyer.

Refinery Accidents Seem to Have Similar Causes

Any casual study of refinery accidents bring us to the same conclusion—companies are failing to keep their worker safe. In 1995, a refinery explosion up in Rouseville killed 5 workers. Investigators learned that among the factors that caused the incident were outdated equipment and poor training. The company at fault was responsible for both. That same story appears again and again in safety reports and accident investigations all over the country.

In 2005, BP was notified that a Texas refinery was riddled with aging pipes and broken valves. They were warned that the combined issues of the facility could lead to a catastrophic explosion. They continued production until a few weeks later, a massive overflow of hydrocarbons caused by a broken valve led to an earth-shaking explosion. Fifteen people were killed and around 180 others were injured.

In 2013, a refinery in Louisiana exploded and killed 2. The reason? Because a broken valve was given a bad repair job years prior, and the company didn't want to spend the money required to replace the valve with a safer design. They were told outright that their current valve would lead to a serious explosion, but executives refused to listen. The 2013 explosion killed 2 people and injured dozens of others.

Ultimately, companies want to expand their profit margins as much as possible, so cutting "unnecessary costs" like safety or updated equipment get put on the chopping block. Workers are grievously injured as a result, suffering from post-traumatic stress, lost limbs, loss of mobility, and more. Our job is holding the company accountable to the workers they hurt, allowing injured people to get the help they need.

Refinery Accident Lawyers Serving Carlisle, Hanover, Harrisburg, York, Lancaster & Beyond

When accidents happen, companies go into cover-up mode. Faithful workers, men and women who have been working hard for the company for decades are suddenly treated like enemies. Why? So the company can limit its liability and pin the blame on someone else—or even blame it on you. Our Pennsylvania refinery accident attorneys refuse to allow that to happen. We've been advocating for workers for nearly a century. Our attorneys include some of the most distinguished and recognized trial lawyers in the country. If there's someone who will have your back when you're facing up against a large company or insurer, it's Handler, Henning & Rosenberg.

Call (888) 498-3023 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our firm. We can review your options. Serving Carlisle, Hanover, Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, and surrounding areas.

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David H Rosenberg

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Managing Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC, David H Rosenberg is a dedicated legal professional who brings years of invaluable experience to our firm. He represents seriously injured individuals and their family members in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Meet David H Rosenberg
Matthew P. Rosenberg


Matthew P. Rosenberg is a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg who contributes unrelenting passion for his clients and fearlessness when it comes to taking on big insurance companies and powerful employers. His primary areas of practice are motor vehicle accidents and wrongful death. Meet Matthew P. Rosenberg
Matthew S. Crosby


As a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg, Attorney Crosby brings to the firm a meticulous approach to personal injury law – one obtained over more than 20 years in practice, and one diligently taught as a lecturer for the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Meet Matthew S. Crosby
Carolyn Anner


Attorney Anner is a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg who contributes fresh and valuable knowledge from her past education in nursing and business school. Attorney Anner’s primary areas of focus include Social Security disability and worker’s compensation. Meet Carolyn Anner
Adam G. Reedy


Attorney Reedy is a distinguished worker’s compensation attorney fighting for the rights of those injured on the job. He also contributes outstanding work in the representation of victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and pedestrian accidents. Meet Adam G. Reedy
Andrew C. Spears


Attorney Spears brings more than 15 years of legal experience to the firm and to each and every one of the plaintiffs he represents. As a devoted advocate for the wrongfully injured, Attorney Spears primarily handles cases involved with negligence, motor vehicle accidents, and defective medical devices. Meet Andrew C. Spears
David L. Lutz


Attorney Lutz’s decorated legal career is fueled by his Pennsylvania nativity and passion in fighting for the residents of his state when wrongfully injured. He has published several books on auto accident law and in his career has won millions of dollars for several individual plaintiffs. Meet David L. Lutz
J. Jeffrey Watson


Attorney Watson is a key team member at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg contributing invaluable past knowledges pertaining to the inner workings of insurance companies. He now uses this to successfully represent his clients in worker’s compensation, car accidents, and premises liability cases. Meet J. Jeffrey Watson
Jordan Marzzacco


Attorney Marzzacco has been individually recognized for her achievement in worker’s compensation law, but now focuses her efforts toward defending the victims of big pharmaceuticals who have wrongfully been injured and even killed from bad prescription drugs and dangerous medical devices. Meet Jordan Marzzacco
Jordan Wartman


Attorney Wartman has worked at our firm since law school, where he initially demonstrated his passion for representing victims of bad pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Since stepping through our doors, he has done nothing but fight vigorously for victims of these injustices. Meet Jordan Wartman
Stephen G. Held


Attorney Held has over 20 years of legal experience fueling the work he provides for victims of negligence and wrong-doing. His areas of practice include workplace injuries, nursing home abuse, defective products, car accidents, and premises liability. Meet Stephen G. Held
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