Thousands of workplace injuries take place every year despite industry regulations that are supposed to protect workers. Many accidents occur because employers do not always follow safety regulations or pay proper attention to the working environment that their employees have to face on a daily basis. As a result, there are always workplace injury victims that have to consult personal injury lawyers in order to receive compensation for injuries they sustain at work.
Case in Point
Grain elevator explosion ruined lives
A federal jury recently awarded $145 million to three workers who were burned in a grain elevator explosion in Illinois. Lawyers for the workers claimed that the elevator had not been properly cleaned in 20 years and that proper safety precautions were not in place when the temperature of the grain rose and workers smelled smoke. The verdicts included $101 million in punitive damages.
In the United States, 6,000 workers die from workplace injuries every year. These statistics prevail despite the many federal and state regulations that demand various types of job site safety measures.
Compensation for Texas workplace injury accidents
Many workplaces can be ticking time bombs for accidents, especially when employers neglect to put proper measures in place to comply with safety regulations. Many Texas workers often find themselves in need of a personal injury attorney if they have suffered an injury in the following industries:
- the oil and gas industry,
- the construction industry, and
- the maritime industry.
Serious work-related injuries occur at these sites far too often, killing or seriously injuring thousands of Texas workers each year.
You have rights if you were seriously injured in a workplace accident, and your best option is to consult a personal injury lawyer with experience in obtaining compensation in workplace accidents.
If a member of your family was seriously injured or killed on any type of worksite you can contact our office today at 1-877-342-2020 for a free consultation with our Houston workplace accident lawyers. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means if we do not make a recovery in your particular case, you do not owe us anything.