Factory workers across America are injured every day while performing their duties, and Texas is no exception. It’s no secret that while factory work can be extremely rewarding, it is also very dangerous, as you are surrounded with risk for injury every moment of your workday.
Unfortunately, many of these accidents and injuries can be prevented, or their effects at least reduced, through the implementation of reasonable measures by your factory employer – and by law it is their duty to do so. Failure to provide reasonable protection from risk, such as proper training and adequate safety equipment, is negligence on your employer’s part.
When such negligence, or, in severe cases, recklessness, is the cause of your injury, your employer is liable for all related damages no matter how they or their insurance company may try to convince you otherwise. A skilled and experienced local workplace injury attorney can fight to hold your factory employer and/or their insurance company liable for all damages related to your factory accident.
Houston Factory Accident Lawyer
When you work in a high-risk environment like a factory, your employer has a duty of care to ensure that for the job you are performing, you are working in the safest way possible. If you have been injured due to the negligence of your employer or third parties, contact the experienced Houston personal injury attorneys at Ben Bronston & Associates.
With over 30 years of combined legal experience fighting for clients like you, and an office location in Houston, Ben Bronston & Associates will fight passionately to get you the compensation you need to cover your injuries. To find out more information about what our legal team can do for you and learn more about our No Fee policy, call Ben Bronston & Associates today and set up your free initial case consultation.
Common Sources of Factory Accidents
Working in a factory in Texas is a dangerous job. With all the heavy machinery and physical strain involved in being a factory worker, there is no denying the risks you take every day by simply doing your job. However, many of these risks can be reduced or eliminated through actions by your employer, who is required to do so whenever possible.
These preventative measures can be anything from conducting background checks to eliminate possibly dangerous employees, to ensuring every worker in the factory has proper and thorough safety training. Failure to do so may be considered negligence. Some of the most common causes of injuries seen in factories include the following:
- Slip and fall or trip and fall
- Lathe accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Failure to provide protective gear
- Insufficient safety training, including proper lifting techniques
- Lack of safety guards on machinery
- Insufficient job training
- Broken or defective safety equipment
- Falling object accident
- Assault or battery by a coworker (negligent hiring)
All of these accidents are generally preventable through simple measures taken by the employer. It can be considered negligence if an accident like this occurs, causing injury as a result of the factory’s failure to implement such measures.
These accidents can cause injuries that are often life-altering, including:
- Industrial diseases (mesothelioma, occupational asthma, vibration syndromes, etc.)
- Repetitive stress injury (RSI)
- Shoulder, neck, or back injuries
- Electricity or chemical burns
- Burns from heat, fire, or explosions
- Broken bones
- Crush injuries
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
- Paraplegia or quadriplegia
Recovering from these injuries is expensive, and sometimes permanent damage is done which prevents you from having your previous health fully restored. When your employer’s negligence caused such injury, they are liable for all financial aspects of your injury. Do not suffer any longer for their careless actions and oversight.
Recovering Compensation After An Accident in the Factory
A factory accident can completely change your quality of life by affecting your ability to work, impacting your financial well-being, causing mental health issues, and creating lifelong, painful injuries. You deserve compensation, not just for your medical costs, but for the extended emotional, mental, physical, and financial damage that has been done.
Even with worker’s compensation laws in Texas, an employer may try to shirk responsibility. Working with an experienced factory accident lawyer could give you a better chance at holding your negligent factory employer liable for the following:
- Fair worker’s compensation benefits
- Full medical expenses, including ongoing rehabilitation and therapy
- Lost wages
- Reduces or eliminated earning capacity
- Occupational retraining
- Short-term or long-term disability
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Punitive damages for cases of gross negligence
Pursuing Legal Action for Injuries Sustained at the Factory
If you work in a factory and have been injured due to factors that could be considered negligence or recklessness on your employer’s part anywhere in Baytown, Humble, Katy, Pasadena, Seabrook, Spring, Sugar Land, Tomball, Conroe, or nearby areas, contact the experienced workplace injury lawyers in Houston at Ben Bronston & Associates today.
With over 30 years of combined legal experience, they know what it takes to prove negligence or recklessness on the part of your factory employer and will fight to get you the maximum damages you deserve. Your first consultation with Ben Bronston & Associates is free, so call Ben Bronston & Associates today and schedule yours.