The Texas Industrial Accident Guide was created by Chavez Law Firm to help El Paso residents recover the rightful compensation they deserve after being seriously injured.
If you have found this page, you have likely been seriously injured in an industrial accident. These accidents can impact your life significantly. Our El Paso industrial accident lawyers are here to help get you full compensation for your injuries and damages.
After you have read up about your industrial accident, we encourage you to give us a call at Chavez Law Firm to schedule your free initial consultation. Our lawyers are skilled in these cases and knows how to get you full and fair results.
Types of Industrial Accidents and Injuries in El Paso
A wide variety of types of accidents occur in industry all the time. There are several common incidents that happen, including:
- Workers falling from heights
- Objects, materials, or equipment falling on workers
- Fires or explosions
- Collapsing structure (i.e.: warehouses, scaffolding, etc.)
- Toxic chemical exposure
There are often multiple causes of an industrial accident that results in severe injury, including out of control circumstances or freak accidents. However, it is often found that these incidents occur because there was negligence or carelessness that caused an accident.
It is an unfortunate fact that the industrial accidents that do occur often result from someone who knew they had a duty to abide by safety precautions but did not do their job.
Whether you were in an oil refinery, ship, construction site, road, factory, or plant, you will be considered an injured industrial worker and therefore be eligible for compensation for your injuries. There are many similarities in the injuries seen with injured industrial workers. We commonly see injuries such as:
- Cuts and lacerations
- Loss of limbs
- Burns from a chemical, a fire, or electrical accident
- Illness developed from exposure to toxins
- Broken or fracture bones
- Loss of a sense such as hearing or sight
- Head, neck or back injuries
Basic El Paso Industrial Accident Information
Industrial accidents can occur in various locations. A few examples would be an oil refinery, a construction site, or a chemical plant. These injuries are typically severe and can lead to fatality. Industrial workers are intended to be kept safe by state and federal laws, as well as company policies that are designed to create a safe work environment. When these laws and policies are not followed, it often results in accidents that cause injuries. Unfortunately, there are companies that exist that do not prioritize safety.
Whether or not you can prove that there was a liable party, you have been injured and are likely out of work. A best case scenario would be a minor injury that recovers quickly under insurance coverage. If you are here, that’s likely not your case.
Serious industrial accidents involve injuries that have the potentially to negatively affect:
- The victim’s health;
- The victim’s ability to work;
- The victim’s daily life;
- And, the victim’s relationship with their family.
Our El Paso industrial accident lawyer, Enrique Chavez, has seen many cases in which there is a huge impact on a victims’ lives. This can be more than physical; the impact can affect the victim’s psychological health, as well. Chavez Law Firm knows what obstacles would be in the way of you getting full compensation and has successfully navigated industrial accident cases to success.
We are eager to help you get what you deserve. We are always a call away.
El Paso Compensation Available to Injured Industrial Workers
When you seek compensation for your injuries and damages, you are often first pointed in the way of workers’ compensation. When an injured industrial worker seeks workers’ compensation, they are looking to recover for their lost wages and medical expenses. Your employer will carry this workers’ compensation insurance to provide those benefits for you.
There is a chance that you may have more than one avenue to seek compensation for your injuries and damages. There are instances where you can file a case against a liable third party that would be dealt with through civil litigation.
Having an El Paso industrial accident lawyer at your side can make this process more clear and less confusing to you. They will know what you can and cannot pursue. These cases can get complicated and you want to make sure that you are being represented by someone who you trust and someone who knows how to navigate these cases.
Frequently Asked Industrial Accident Questions
How Do I Choose an Industrial Accident Attorney?
When looking for an industrial accident injury attorney, it is highly important that you look for and find an attorney with extensive trial experience and with experience specific to this area of the law. Industrial accident injuries can be complex, and an attorney with experience in this area of the law knows the experts to retain to help you explain and prove your case to the jury. An experienced attorney will also know how to get full and fair compensation for the injuries that either you have suffered or which your loved one has suffered.
We stand ready to answer your questions, here at the Chavez Law Firm, which you may have. All you have to do is give us a call, set up an appointment, and we will provide you the answers and information that you need.
Should I Give a Recorded Statement After an Industrial Accident?
Our firm always tells clients that they should not speak with the insurance adjuster representative for the persons who caused the industrial injury. The reason for this is very simple – they’re not in the business of trying to find liability on the part of their company or their insured; they’re in the business of trying to put words in your mouth that absolve their client from being held accountable for the injuries that they have caused you or your loved one. We know this at the Chavez Law Firm.
If you have any questions about whether or not to do a statement, or if you have questions about how to navigate the process after that, please give us a call. We’ll set up an appointment so that we can give you the information you need to make the right decisions for your case.
What Are the Steps to Take After an Industrial Accident?
If you are seriously injured in an industrial incident, the first thing you should do is immediately seek medical attention. You also want to make a report of your injury as soon as possible and, if at all possible, do it in writing. A next important step is looking for an experienced trial attorney with experience in laws related to industrial accidents. An experienced trial attorney will guide you not only through the legal process, from beginning to end, but also through getting the medical treatment and care that you need to get better and receive full and fair compensation.
We at the Chavez Law Firm stand ready to give you the information that you need, so that you can answer these questions for yourself. Please give us a call; we’re happy to answer your questions.
What is the Timeline for an Industrial Accident Injury Case?
Clients who have industrial accident injuries often ask how long it will take to resolve their cases. There are two major factors that go into how long a case takes to resolve in this area of the law. One is how long it takes for the client to heal after the industrial injury. The longer it takes to heal from the injury or to reach the point of maximum medical improvement, the longer it takes to resolve the case.
We want to make sure that we have the full picture as to all of the injuries that the person has sustained. Second of all, we want a full and complete picture as to what all of the medical expenses are. Thirdly, we want to know fully and completely how a client’s life has changed as a result of an accident. All of this can take time.
We at the Chavez Law Firm know this and prepare for this from day one. If you have questions about your case or maybe your loved one’s industrial injuries, we stand ready to answer your questions. Give us a call, set up an appointment, so that you can get the information you need to make the best choices for your case.
Call Our El Paso Industrial Accident Lawyers Today for a Free Case Evaluation
If you have been seriously injured in an industrial accident, please do not hesitate to call Chavez Law Firm to set up a free initial consultation. Our El Paso industrial accident lawyers will be able to go over the details of your case with you and determine the next step to take to get you full compensation.