A worker was killed in a northwest Houston auto body shop accident when a car fell on him. The car slipped loose from its supports, killing the man underneath. The accident is under investigation.
Unfortunately, this accident is only one of millions that will occur each year in the workplace. When employees go to work every day, they deserve to report to a workplace that is safe and free from hazards. While many workplace accidents are simply mistakes, most workplace accidents could be prevented if employers took proper safety precautions, including investing in safety equipment and providing proper training to their employees.
Many accidents occur because workers were not given proper safety equipment. The failure of a Houston employer to provide safety equipment can be considered negligence, and can make the employer responsible when the worker is injured. Workplaces should also be kept free from clutter. If there is a safety hazard in the workplace, it should be clearly marked, and other employees informed of the danger.
If you are injured on the job, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits, which will cover your medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages. In some cases, injured employees can also file personal injury lawsuits, which can often provide even more in damages. If you believe that your employer in Houston is liable for a workplace accident, call the Houston workplace accident attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call today to schedule a free consultation.