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 Texas
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 Texas 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 Texas industrial accident lawyers have 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.
Texas 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 one of our Texas industrial accident lawyers 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.
Call Our Texas 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. One of our Texas 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.