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Experienced Houston Industrial Accident Lawyer

Industrial workers take on significant risks to build the tools and infrastructure upon which all of us rely. With great importance comes great risk; between the heavy machinery, complex equipment, dangerous chemicals, and heights, industrial workers face an increased risk of workplace accidents.

On top of that, today’s competitive, high-volume business environment, encourages many employers to demand unreasonable performance and cut corners — even when employee lives are at stake. When accidents do happen, the results can be catastrophic or even fatal.

Don’t expect your employer to do the right thing when you need them most. Get experienced, compassionate representation from the Houston industrial accident lawyers at Grimes & Fertitta. Learn what your options are by requesting a free consultation today.

What are the types of industrial accidents?

Industrial accidents vary and can occur in a variety of non-office settings, including chemical plants, construction sites, factories, mines, and more. While not every injury that occurs on an industrial worksite is necessarily worthy of a lawsuit, many are.

Industrial accident examples include:

  • Explosions and fires
  • Contractor or supplier negligence
  • Offshore drilling rig accidents
  • Accidents caused by defective work equipment
  • Slip-and-fall
  • Electrocution
  • Crane and scaffolding accidents
  • Gas exposure
  • Falls
  • Falling object accidents
  • Prolonged chemical exposure

What are industrial accidents caused by?

One may expect big companies with a lot at stake to conduct their business carefully, not just for their own bottom line, but for the health and safety of the employees they rely on every day. Far too often, the opposite is true. Thousands are injured or killed on the job every year, and more often than not, employer negligence is to blame.

As employers are expected and even obligated to provide employees with a safe place to work, many of the conditions that lead to harmful or fatal industrial accidents can be considered a result of negligent actions. These are some of the negligent actions that lead to industrial accidents that can open up employers to potential lawsuits.

  • Taking shortcuts: So when employers cut back on essentials, including proper lighting, training, or maintenance to save a few dollars or speed up production, they put workers’ lives at risk.
  • Ignoring OSHA regulations: Rules and regulations may seem cumbersome, but they’re created for a reason. If it can be proven that OSHA regulations were disregarded or ignored, your employer may be held liable for any damages associated with your injury.
  • Poorly maintained workspaces: Tight deadlines are no excuse for hazardous workspaces. Things like uncleaned or slippery walkways and unorganized tools increase the risks of slips, falls, or worse.

Types of compensation for industrial accidents

Because an industrial accident resulting in loss of life or function can diminish your ability to provide for your family and enjoy your life as normal, your Houston industrial accident lawyer may be able to help you recover a variety of damages.

Grimes & Fertitta can help victims and their families receive the compensation they deserve in the following areas:

  • Medical benefits
  • Income replacement
  • Long-term care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Death benefits

The more experienced your lawyer, the more likely oil companies and/or insurance companies are to offer a reasonable amount of compensation. And if they don’t offer a reasonable amount, a trial-ready lawyer such as the industrial accident lawyers at Grimes & Fertitta can fight for your rights at trial.

Grimes & Fertitta: Experienced Houston industrial accident lawyers

At Grimes & Fertitta, our experienced industrial accident attorneys fuse a hands-on approach, comprehensive knowledge from years of work in insurance companies, and aggressive advocacy for our clients. This approach has obtained millions for clients, and we are ready to bring it to your case.

Hire an industrial accident lawyer in Houston who treats you like more than a case number. Contact Grimes & Fertitta online or call us at 713-224-7644 to schedule a free consultation today.

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