Industrial businesses are thriving, providing thousands of jobs in plants, factories, and refineries throughout South Texas. From gas and oil refineries, to petrochemical plants, to power plants, opportunities for industrial employment in the area abound. Unfortunately, so does the risk for accident and injury in these inherently dangerous jobs.
While your employer is bound by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) to provide safe working environments for all workers, preventable workplace accidents still occur due to an industrial company’s failure to provide such an environment. This is considered negligence, and your industrial employer is liable for any damages incurred as a result of a preventable industrial accident. An experienced Houston workplace injury lawyer can fight to hold the responsible parties accountable for these damages.
Houston Industrial Accident Lawyer
The physical, mental, emotional, and financial damage from an industrial accident can be extensive, and, when an industrial employer’s negligence or recklessness is involved, entirely preventable. If you are looking to recover damages from your injuries suffered in an industrial accident anywhere in South Texas, including the cities of Houston, Baytown, Humble, Katy, Pasadena, Seabrook, Spring, Sugar Land, Tomball and Webster, contact the experienced workplace accident injury attorneys of Ben Bronston & Associates.
Ben Bronston and his team have over 30 years of combined legal experience, many of which have been spent serving personal injury clients like you. They will fight relentlessly to get you the compensation you deserve due to industrial negligence, whether that means going up against your employer, a big insurance company, or a third party in court. To find out more about what Ben Bronston & Associates can do to help, call (713) 225-5236 today and schedule your free initial case consultation.
Leading Causes Of Industrial Accidents in Texas
In an industrial setting, preventable accidents are caused by many different factors. While it is possible for an industrial accident to be caused by an isolated act of negligence, it is more likely that the accident occurred due to ongoing negligence. Examples of industrial accidents that commonly occur due to both limited and ongoing negligence include:
- Slip and fall
- Trip and fall
- Lathe accidents
- Machinery accidents
- Forklift or other industrial vehicle accident
- Blunt force trauma accident, such as from falling objects
- Toxic exposure
- Collapse of equipment, walls, or entire facility
The types of negligence that cause these accidents include failure to conduct necessary maintenance on machinery and safety gear, insufficient job and/or safety training (like for proper lifting technique), disregard for OSHA regulations, and failure to perform timely necessary inspections.
Third-party negligence for these accidents can include manufacturing defects, faulty outsourced maintenance, and fraudulent third-party inspections. No matter the circumstances of your accident or the type of negligence involved, an experienced Harris County workplace injury attorney can help you fight for the compensation you need from the liable party.
Recoverable Damages After Your Accident
Working in an industrial setting can be very dangerous, especially in Texas. However, much of the danger can be mitigated if health and safety regulations are adhered to. It is the duty of the employer to ensure that the working environment is as safe as possible. Breaching this duty can lead to accidents that cause severe and sometimes fatal injuries to employees.
Suffering an injury in an industrial accident can be emotionally, physically, and financially devastating. Injuries suffered in an accident can cause insurmountable medical bills, disfigurement, quadriplegia, or the loss of the ability to work. If an industrial accident has caused injuries to you that have had a significant negative impact on your life, your employer may be held liable for:
- Compensation for continued medical treatment
- Emotional or physical pain and suffering
- Worker’s compensation
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
Being injured in an industrial accident can have a drastic effect on your life, along with the lives of your family members. You should not have to bear the costs of your injuries that could have been prevented. It would be best to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Working With an Attorney After an Industrial Accident
If you have sustained injuries at work, contact Ben Bronston & Associates for a free consultation about your injuries. Ben Bronston is a qualified personal injury attorney in Houston who has experience representing clients who have suffered workplace injuries. His experience in complex litigation and negotiating skillfully with large employers can be an asset as you pursue the compensation you need. Call (713) 225-5236 for a consultation to go over your options in a confidential and honest setting.