It is estimated that more than 1 million Americans miss work every year as a result of work-related injuries. Workplace injuries can be devastating and have a lasting effect on you and your loved ones. They can also impact your career, relationships, and overall quality of life. Unfortunately, these types of accidents are far more common than many people realize. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in Texas alone, nearly 250,000 workers suffer injuries or illnesses because of an accident that took place at work. While some industries are inherently more dangerous than others, workplace accidents can take place anytime, anywhere.
Some of the most dangerous jobs in Texas include those in construction, manufacturing, maritime, oil, mining, warehouse operations, and transportation. However, even people in “safe” office jobs can be injured at work. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your workplace accident, it is important you have an experienced attorney on your side. If you or a loved one has been injured on-the-job in Dallas, please contact Rad Law Firm today. Our personal injury lawyers will fight for your rights and help you recover compensation for your medical bills and lost income. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the following are the most common workplace accidents:
● Falls – These types of accidents are common on construction sites, factories, power plants, and other industrial locations. Falls may take place from scaffolding, cranes, roofs, ladders, and other tall buildings.
● Falling Objects – Construction workers are also at risk of being struck by objects falling from above, such as materials that have not been properly secured and tools used by other workers.
● Machinery-related injuries – Depending on the industry, equipment, and machinery-related injuries are quite common. When heavy machinery falls or malfunctions, the result can be catastrophic.
● Transportation Accidents – Vehicle collisions or accidents involving forklifts, tractors, bulldozers, and skid steers are another common workplace accident we have experience with. Workers in many different industries are at risk of being crushed between vehicles or even run over by large trucks.
● Explosions – Individuals who work in chemical plants or construction sites may be at risk of a fire or explosion caused by hazardous chemicals, leaking pipes, or flammable materials.
● Building or Trench Collapses – Buildings currently undergoing construction or demolition are at-risk of suddenly collapsing, resulting in serious injuries or fatalities.
These are just some of the most common workplace accidents we see here in Texas. Common injuries that may occur as a result of these accidents include:
● Sprains and strains
● Bruises and contusions
● Cuts and lacerations
● Fractures and broken bones
● Chemical burns
● Amputations or severed limbs
● Spinal cord injuries
● Brain injuries