Texas workers are often surrounded by dangerous conditions at work. With the oil and gas sector, manufacturing industry, offshore and maritime work, and construction sites workers are sometimes the victims of serious accidents. Workplace accidents can happen anywhere at any time, so learn your rights in these types of accidents.
Case in Point - Construction Worker Falls into Tank of Acid
A New Jersey manufacturing plant worker is recovering after he fell 40 feet through a roof and into a vat of nitric acid last week. The 44-year-old was rescued by four co-workers who rushed to his aid and pulled him out of the vat after he fell.
According to reports, the vat contained a 40% to 70% diluted solution of nitric acid that is used to clean metals. The four coworkers were treated for minor burns. Davis reportedly suffered a broken rib, punctured lung, and burns to his body.
What are your rights in a Texas workplace accident?
Any company failure to provide required safeguards against accidents can be considered negligence. This can lead to workers suffering life altering, or even fatal, accidents on the job. Our firm has experience representing clients in workplace injuries and we know that negligence often plays a role in job injuries.
If you are injured on a worksite in Texas or in an oil and gas refinery accident you may be able to file a claim for compensation if an investigation reveals that a negligent party did not meet required workplace safety standards.
Companies have an obligation to maintain safe work environments and when they do not workers often suffer devastating injuries, or their families are affected forever by a wrongful death. If negligence caused an injury at work you have rights to file a claim for compensation for medical bills, lost wages, or future lost wages.
You can contact our Texas personal injury lawyers today for a free case review at 1-877-342-2020. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means if we do not make a recovery in your case you do not owe us anything.