Benzene Exposure

Toxic Tort Lawsuits in Galveston, Friendswood and Pearland

Representing Clients Facing Leukemia and Other Cancers Due to Benzene Exposure

The state of Texas is home to many of the world's largest oil and petrochemical refineries. The oil industry and its offshoots have employed millions of Texans over the past several decades, allowing our state and its people to prosper. Unfortunately for workers in some oil and gas plants during the 1960's, 1970's and early 1980's, exposure to benzene, a toxic by-product, would come back to haunt them.

Many gas and oil workers who are now retired are suffering the effects of chemical exposure. Rather than enjoying their twilight years they are forced to face serious cancers, such as leukemia, caused by their past exposure to benzene. Many are finding their lives cut short due to the negligence of their former employers who failed to warn them of the risk they were taking each day.

A Lawyer Who Understands Your Plight

At the APFFEL LAW FIRM in League City, we have more than 30 years of experience helping former gas and oil workers who are suffering the consequences of benzene exposure. We realize pursuing a toxic tort lawsuit against a former employer cannot change what happened, but it may allow you and your family to collect the financial compensation necessary to cover medical bills and other expenses associated with your current health condition. We also work with families who have prematurely lost a loved one due to complications of benzene exposure in the workplace.

E. A. "Trey" Apffel III, a knowledgeable personal injury attorney, makes it his responsibility to determine liability for damages and relentlessly pursue justice on your behalf. To arrange a free initial consultation, contact the APFFEL LAW FIRM at 281-724-4701. We represent clients throughout Harris and Galveston counties.

What Is Benzene?

Benzene naturally occurs during the gasoline-making process. It is a colorless liquid with a slightly sweet odor. It rapidly evaporates into the air and is highly water soluble, making it difficult for the average person to detect. Long-term benzene exposure, such as that experienced by oil industry workers, has been scientifically linked to severe and often fatal illnesses.


At the APFFEL LAW FIRM we are prepared to take a stand against even the largest of adversaries to help our clients recover the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one is suffering illness due to benzene exposure, we will use our extensive resources to hold all responsible parties accountable for their negligence.

To schedule a free initial consultation, contact the APFFEL LAW FIRM. All personal injury and wrongful death claims are handled on a contingency fee, meaning you will not be responsible for attorneys' fees unless we are successful in your case.