Not surprisingly, industrial and construction work sites are the most dangerous workplaces in the United States, responsible for thousands of worker injuries and deaths every year. Refineries, mills, chemical plants, and various product manufacturers utilize complex machinery and processes that are extremely dangerous to work around and within if strict safety protocols are not implemented.
In 2013, 4,405 workers were killed on the job (that’s 85 a week or more than 12 deaths every day). The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, followed by being struck by an object, electrocution, and being caught-in/between objects.
Many Texas companies subscribe to the Texas workers compensation program, and therefore, all applicable worker injuries are handled through the administrative process associated with the workers compensation program. However, if your employer elects not to subscribe to the program, you still have the right to seek compensation through a lawsuit in civil court if you sustain a severe injury in the workplace, or if a family member dies as the result of a work-related accident.
Following a catastrophic industrial or construction accident, you will understandably have many questions about how to pursue the compensation appropriate for your injuries. At Reed Law, PLLC, our experienced industrial accident attorneys can fully explain all of your rights and options following a severe industrial or construction site injury, including whether your employer may be liable for the damages resulting from your injuries.
If employers neglect to implement safety procedures to protect their workers, numerous catastrophic accidents can occur. The following is a list of the most common industrial and construction accidents in which our clients are primarily involved:
Due to the catastrophic nature of many industrial and construction accidents, most of our clients sustain life-changing injuries, such as:
If you or a loved one has been severely injured in a construction or industrial accident, don’t let your employer push you around and limit the medical care, compensation, and wages to which you are entitled. Please contact one of our industrial accident attorneys at 214.570.9555 today for a free consultation about your options.