Houston Workers Compensation Attorney
Houston is home to one of the largest ports, home to the energy sector and a large construction industry. With any industrial job comes a higher risk of workplace injury claims. Some of the most dangerous jobs are done every day in the Houston area. Workers in the following industries face the risk of catastrophic or serious injury:
- Oil & Gas – at refineries and drilling rigs
- Construction – residential and commercial construction sites are dangerous, especially with apartment housing construction on the rise
- Garbage Collection Accidents – 25% of all accidents and injuries occur in the waste industry
Even though these jobs are inherently dangerous, employers have a duty to provide a safe workplace and to ensure that equipment is up to code and well maintained.
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Workplace Injuries CAN Cause Harm to Workers
When safety rules are not followed or enforced, workers can be injured. When safety equipment is not provided, workers get hurt. If equipment is not properly maintained, workers can be killed. When an employer fails to provide a safe work environment, workers can be injured. Common industrial accidents include:
- Scaffolding accidents
- Getting injured by falling objects or construction materials
- Flash fires and explosions
- Accidents involving machinery or equipment, such a crush injuries
Most industrial accidents are preventable. With increased awareness, training, and safety precautions, the number of industrial incidents may be reduced. If you are working around dangerous conditions or without the proper safety equipment, contact your employer and report the unsafe condition.
Contact a Houston Workers Comp Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Chelsie King Garza has experience handling workplace accident cases. She has investigated numerous workplace incidents involving faulty equipment, failure to properly train workers, failure to provide safe work environments and deaths caused by falling objects. Ms. Garza has consulted with industry experts to work up these cases. She has obtained favorable results for her clients.
Contact Chelsie King Garza for a free consultation today. If you have questions about your rights after a workplace accident that left you seriously injured or that killed a loved one, contact a workplace accident attorney today. Chelsie King Garza can answer your questions and help guide you through the legal process.