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Gas Explosion Lawyer

An explosion at one of California's oil or natural gas refineries could cause severe, life-altering injuries.

Attorney Gilbert Fisher can help injured workers throughout the Golden State seek workers' compensation or legal damages.

Get a free consultation from a skilled industrial accident lawyer. Contact our law offices in Fresno or Salinas, CA.

Classifications of
Explosion Injuries


  • Primary Injuries - Primary injuries caused by the shockwave of the oil or gas explosion.
  • Secondary Injuries - Secondary injuries caused by explosion-related shrapnel and ballistic trauma.
  • Tertiary Injuries - Tertiary injuries are caused by a person being thrown against objects by the blast.
  • Quaternary Injuries - Miscellaneous injuries not covered by the other three classes, including burns and respiratory injuries from gas inhalation.

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Potential Causes of
Oil and Gas Explosions

There are numerous causes of gas pipeline and oil refinery explosions. These contributing factors could arise at any of California's 15 fuel refineries and four non-fuel refineries.

Workplace Safety Violations

Poor safety precautions and violations of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards increase the risks of oil and gas explosions at refineries and other industrial workplaces.

Improper Maintenance

Failure to properly maintain or inspect pipelines, tubing, and equipment at a refinery or industrial site can increase the risk of propane and other gas leak hazards while on the job.

Poor Chemical Storage

Many oil and gas refineries store propane, butane, and other combustible chemical materials. Improperly stored combustible materials could become volatile hazards increasing explosion risks.

How Our Law Firm Helps Workers and Their Families Why Hire Attorney Gilbert Fisher and His Team

A Focus on Workers' Compensation Law

We strive to secure compensation benefits for injured workers. Our law offices in Fresno and Salinas are solely focused on industrial accidents and work-related injuries. Gilbert Fisher has practiced in this specific area of workplace and injury law since the year 2000.

Free No-Obligation Case Reviews

Speaking with a qualified lawyer should not be a financial burden for working people. Gilbert Fisher offers free consultations to review what happened. He can then let you know if it's worth filing a workers' compensation claim or personal injury lawsuit.

Representation on a Contingency Fee Basis

If you hire Gilbert Fisher, you will not owe any attorney fees unless he can successfully secure compensation for you and your loved ones. This allows households to concentrate on the recovery process instead of worrying about the financial risks of their claim.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?

In the state of California, oil and gas explosion injuries must be reported within 30 days. The worker then has up to one year to file for workers' compensation or two years to speak with a lawyer about filing an injury accident lawsuit. We can discuss your options during a complimentary case review.

A Dedicated Work Injury and Gas Explosion Lawyer Standing with Workers in Salinas and Fresno, CA


Renee Hernandez

Fresno, CA


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Mr Fishers wow man. This Attorney is up there with the best of them believe me my case wasn’t big . This Attorney took care of me no matter of my living status . If you need a lawyer to believe in you no matter what is going on in your case Mr Fisher is for you. His staff is Awesome also great people and great hospitality. Mr Fisher will take you fishing and you will bag the big one

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justin roubidoux

Fresno, CA


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Mr. Fisher did a great job and made sure that I was taken care of. His staff was very efficient making sure I understood everything that I received in writing and was willing to explain them to me. If your looking for a no hassle up front attorney with a great staff then the Law Office of Gilbert Fisher is the right place for you.

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Gilbert E. Fisher

Attorney Gilbert Fisher

With nearly two decades of experience as an attorney, Gilbert Fisher is dedicated to giving clients individual attention and high-quality legal services. Our firm works to make legal representation accessible, offering free consultations and late-night/weekend appointments. We represent clients in various types of workplace injury cases including:

You can request a consultation with Mr. Fisher online, or you can call our Fresno, CA, office at (559) 447-1210.

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"In my workers' compensation case, Mr. Fisher grasped the complex situation and provided immediate feedback. His legal assistance was direct and on-point, and allowed for an extremely positive resolution."

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