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Oil Field Explosions

Our Firm has Won Millions of Dollars for People Injured and Killed in Oil Field Explosions.

Oil Field Explosions


Chandler, Mathis and Zivley, P.C. is one of the most experienced personal injury law firms in the United States for representing clients who’ve suffered property losses burns, injuries or deaths in propane fire and propane explosion cases. Chandler, Mathis and Zivley have represented victims of propane fires and propane explosions in several states outside their home state of Texas.

The firm’s largest case to date was the famous Brenham, Texas explosion that took place in 1992. Although the majority of the claims were settled out of court, W. Perry Zivley served as lead counsel for 18 of 22 claimants that opted to take their cases to court. Following a 4-week trail, which involved dozens of witnesses and hundreds of exhibits, the court found negligent, grossly negligent and liable for creating a nuisance. The initial reward to the claimants was $5.6 millon dollars in actual damages and $138 million dollars in punitive damages. Later, the trial court reduced the amount to $90 million dollars and the case was settled for a confidential amount.

The firm’s success in this trial made national headlines and since then the firms partners have handled numerous personal injury cases involves fires and explosions. If you think you may be entitled to compensation for losses, damages, severe injuries or the death of a loved one due to negligence or defective equipment that may have caused a propane fire or explosion, contact one of Chandler, Mathis and Zivley’s propane explosion lawyers now.


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Oil Field Explosion FAQs

Understanding the most common types of accidents to occur at our nation’s plants, refineries, and factories.

Nothing.  We do not charge for case evaluation.  And, if we believe you have a viable claim, you do not pay us a retainer and we do not charge by the hour.  We are only paid if we recover money for you. 

A claim against your employer may or may not be barred by workers’ comp laws.  There are many different factors that come into play and require a review by an attorney of your specific coverage and accident.  Also, even if the claim against your employer is barred, you may still have a claim against a negligent contractor.  So, the best thing to do is get legal advice from a competent attorney.

No, you do not need to wait.  Please give us a call as soon as possible. Depending on the situation, we may be able to get started on the case while he is recovering.

Yes.  Please give us a call and we will set up a meeting at a time and location that is convenient for you.