Is Your Job Vulnerable to Industrial Accidents?
More than 7 million people currently work in the U.S. construction industry. Being that it is a field that requires its employees to work in potentially dangerous and hazardous worksites, it comes as no surprise that a number of serious industrial accidents occur every year.
According to OSHA, 5,071 workers died on the job in 2008, most of them the direct result of industrial accidents. A workplace injury is not limited to the construction industry as it may occur in many different environments, including assembly and manufacturing plants, factories, refineries and office buildings. Often caused by misconduct or negligence, these accidents commonly result in serious back injuries disability, and as we are increasingly learning, death.
Common industrial accidents.
Workplace injuries are far too common and occur at an alarming rate, often coming as a result of the following types of accidents:
- Manufacturing Accidents – Serious injuries and even wrongful death may occur as a result of defective conveyor belts, forklifts, lathe machines, boilers, valves, work tools and other types of faulty equipment.
- Chemical Plant Accidents – Injuries and fatal accidents in a chemical plant often involve dangerous chemical spills, explosions and fire. In this environment, misconduct or failing to follow proper procedures can put the safety of plant workers in serious jeopardy.
- Construction Accidents – The safety of construction workers may be compromised as the direct result of faulty cranes,scaffolding structures, falling heavy equipment, defective nail guns and other tools.
Head trauma from a fall, burn injuries, crushed limbs in a machine, and other catastrophic injury events can all occur from industrial accidents. A workplace injury caused by defective equipment or a fatal chemical fire can leave the victim and their family to deal with financial burdens and uncertain futures. When this happens, thorough investigation must be conducted on behalf of the victim to uncover any and all actions that may have caused the accident. This often involves consulting with engineers, medical professionals, and life planners to help the injured worker build and a present a strong case to the court. An experienced legal team can help a victim and their family through these trying times by holding employers, co-workers and equipment manufacturers liable for their negligence.
Taking legal action.
Anyone who has suffered a workplace injury and believes that it is due to negligence or misconduct in an industrial environment may be eligible for compensation through an injury lawsuit. This can ultimately help the victim pay for medical expenses, recover financial losses and compensate them for other damages resulting from the accident. Laws on industrial accidents can be very complicated and tend to vary greatly. Therefore, victims are recommended to consult with experienced attorneys to gather insight regarding their case.
Industrial accidents can and should be avoided. If you, or a loved one, have been injured on the job, feel free to contact Rasansky Law Firm. We are a Texas personal injury law firm and our experienced attorneys would be happy to assess your case for free. Our experienced team has the knowledge and resources to help you determine if you are eligible for compensation due to your workplace injury.