On-the-Job Industrial Injuries
Employees may suffer from work injuries in any setting, but jobs in manufacturing plants, warehouses, construction, and other industrial settings present more inherent hazards than other lines of work due to heavy equipment, hazardous materials, and other potentially dangerous aspects of industrial jobs.
Industrial injuries are often more severe than other work injuries and may lead to permanent disability. In addition to physical pain, industrial injury victims suffer as well from the financial strain placed on them and their families due to long-term medical care and time out of work.
Unfortunately, employer negligence is to blame for many industrial injuries; when this is the case, you may be eligible to file a claim against the negligent party. In the aftermath of an industrial accident, it is vital to have strong and effective legal representation to protect your rights and help you obtain compensation for your injuries and losses.
Industrial Injuries and Workers’ Compensation
When employees suffer from an industrial injury or other work injuries, they may receive benefits through a workers’ compensation claim if their employer carries workers’ compensation insurance. However, because Texas does not require private employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance, many employers do not carry it.
If your employer does not subscribe to workers’ compensation or if workers’ compensation benefits are insufficient to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses, a lawsuit against your negligent employer may be necessary to recover damages for your injuries.
Common Industrial Injuries and Hazards
Industrial accidents can affect one employee or a large group of people, depending upon the nature of the accident. Victims may experience a variety of injuries including brain injuries, spinal injuries, broken or fractured bones, severe burns, electrocution, and severed limbs.
Industrial workplace accidents often result from common hazards such as:
- Heavy equipment and machinery
- Defective machinery
- Toxic chemical spills
- Plant explosions
- Electric shock
- Falling objects and debris
- Scaffolding collapse
- Slips and falls
- OSHA violations
- Inadequate employee safety training
Contact Our Dallas Industrial Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one has suffered from industrial injuries in Dallas, our professional industrial injury attorneys at Juan Hernandez Law can help you receive compensation through a lawsuit against your employer. We can also assist with wrongful death claims on behalf of a family member who was killed in an industrial accident.
Our Dallas Personal Injury Lawyers have helped numerous industrial accident victims throughout Texas, including Fort Worth, Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston. We provide FREE CONSULTATIONS to industrial injury victims. To schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys, call our law office today at 1-888-827-9965 | Local 214-712-3823.