HOUSTON JOB INJURY ATTORNEY
The state of Texas has 27 oil refineries that produce 4.7 million barrels of oil every day. In 2012, Texas exported products valued at more than $260 billion, which is more than the combined exports of California and New York. Overall, Texas does more business than most states in the United States. Along with its thriving economy and vibrant industry, Texas also has one of the highest rates of on-the-job injuries and workplace accidents. In fact, the state has the highest rate of fatal industrial accidents in the country.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a workplace injury or accident, we are here to help. Call the McLemore Law Firm today at 713-LAW-FORU for a free consultation.
COMMON CAUSES OF WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS IN HOUSTON
Usually, when industrial accidents and workplace injuries happen, companies are ultimately responsible because of improperly maintained equipment, lack of proper safety training of their employees, and/or failure to meet safety standards.
Industrial accidents commonly happen due to the following reasons:
- Lack of fall prevention and protection
- Unsecured overhead loads
- Accidental explosions
- Toxic release of chemicals
- Unsafe work area without proper signage
- Employees are not provided with personal protection equipment (PPE), or the equipment is faulty or doesn’t meet current requirements
The McLemore Law Firm will investigate workplace accidents to determine the cause of your injuries and will hold employers accountable for their negligence.
WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS CAUSE SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE
Industrial workers in construction, oil refineries, and chemical plants are exposed to dangerous environments all day every day. They are exposed to dangerous and highly flammable chemicals and constantly are at risk of slips and falls and/or being hit by moving or falling materials. Generally, workers are trained to put safety first and to look out for themselves and their coworkers; however, negligence and accidents are out of their control. Plant owners and supervisors must meet state and federal safety regulations to keep their employees safe from the following hazards:
- Asthma and lung damage from chemical exposure at work
- Employee death due to negligence
- Spinal cord injuries and broken or crushed discs and/or vertebrae
- Internal bleeding
- Mental anguish, suffering, and pain
- Traumatic brain injury
- Chemical burns from flash fires and explosions
- Broken bones
- Employers’ failure to comply with safety guidelines in place to protect employees can lead to severe injuries and deaths.
Common workplace accidents can include:
- Construction accidents
- Commercial dive accidents
- Oilfield accidents
- Maritime worker injuries
- Injured longshore workers
THE MCLEMORE LAW FIRM IS READY TO FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS AFTER A WORKPLACE INJURY
If you or a loved one have been injured at work, contact attorney Scott McLemore today for a free legal consultation. Workplace accidents can cause severe injuries; workers and their families suffer the stress of lost income and rising medical bills. Hire us to thoroughly investigate the incident and hold the responsible parties accountable for your medical costs and pain and suffering. Contact us today at 713-888-0080 or contact us online.