INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS ATTORNEY IN HOUSTON, TEXAS
Whether the accident that led to your injury involved an oil drilling rig, hot oil, field operations, oil field trucking, well completion, scaffolding, transportation, welding, refinery work, or roofing, I understand the intricacies of the dangerous work environment that you face.
Many area jobs involve the use of heavy and potentially dangerous equipment or they require that you work around possibly harmful chemicals or explosives. Even with the best safety features in place and the strongest OSHA regulations, accidents happen that can be either minor or catastrophic. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2017 Survey of Injuries and Illnesses reported 2.8 million workplace injuries in the U.S. despite the countless safety regulations designed to protect the American workforce.
COMPENSATION FOR INDUSTRIAL INJURIES
Many workers who are injured in an industrial accident believe they are only eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, but more might be available to assist you during your recovery. I can help you explore other means of pursuing fair compensation using legal methods that might be available to you and your family. You should not have to struggle and worry while you are on the road to recovery. In addition, third party companies must also be held responsible for the injuries that you have sustained.
The amount of payment you can receive through workers' compensation and/or third party claims is calculated based on how big of an impact the accident has had on your life. For instance, consider these all-too-common effects you may face following an industrial accident:
Altered health and daily routine
Inability to work (and therefore collect a paycheck)
Ongoing medical bills
Changes to your family relationships
Changes in mental well-being
It’s not unusual for accident victims to only consider the short-term impact of their injuries. With today’s medical bills and concerns on your mind, it can be very tempting to want to accept the first offer the insurance company gives you. However, it’s extremely important that you and your attorney discuss the long-term effects of your accident as well. Otherwise, you may accept a settlement offer that fails to address your long-term pain and suffering, not to mention any future medical bills that may arise.
COMMON CAUSES OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS
No two industrial accidents are the same. There are always varying factors. Below are a few common causes of industrial accidents, but even if your circumstances do not fit these criteria, I still encourage you to contact my office so we can review your claim:
Poor or insufficient safety equipment
Lack of training
Gas compressor stations
Well drilling servicing, operation, and completion
Contractor recklessness or negligence
Remember: Workers’ compensation and third-party claims exist to help workers cover their financial needs following a workplace accident. Even if your accident was caused by something as simple as slipping on a wet floor, pursuing a claim could mean the difference between covering your bills and being left high and dry. Don’t take that chance. Reach out to my law firm for a free case evaluation.
TYPES OF INJURIES SUSTAINED IN AN INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT
During my career as an industrial accident attorney, I have represented workers who have sustained countless injuries, such as:
Burns resulting from fire or chemicals
Spinal cord injuries
Hazardous or toxic exposure to chemicals and gasses
Loss of consciousness
Injuries to internal organs
Whether your injuries are minor or severe, your priority should be healing and recovery — not arguing with the insurance company. Let me handle the negotiations so you can focus on what truly matters.
INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT ATTORNEY SERVING HOUSTON AND PASADENA, TEXAS
Whether your industrial accident took place in the Houston, Texas area or in one of the surrounding towns of Clear Lake, Friendswood, League City, Dickinson, Alvin, Kemah, Santa Fe, Webster, or Bacliff, I’m here to help you with your personal injury case. Please contact my team of legal professionals at Jose Orihuela, Attorney at Law.