Accidents that take place in the workplace are nearly always dangerous, given the environment and type of work these individuals are doing. Many industrial accidents occur on construction worksites and result in serious, life-threatening injuries. Because worker’s compensation laws vary from state to state and are so complicated, it is important you take the time to understand your employer’s worker’s comp policy. In doing so, you will be better prepared, should you sustain a serious workplace injury. Individuals who work in oil refineries, chemical plants, and other factories are exposed to the risk of serious injury or death every single day. This is due in large part to the fact that they are operating heavy equipment and are exposed to toxic chemicals as well as high amounts of voltage passing through electrical lines. Even when all proper safety precautions are taken, they may still be at risk of injury.
Before we go over some of the most frequently asked questions you field regarding industrial accidents in Texas, let’s look at some of the common types of injuries that industrial workers suffer:
- Crushed or severed limbs
- Lung damage
- Crush or punctured internal organs
- Hearing loss
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Cuts, bruises, or lacerations
These are just a handful of the most common types of injuries we see from industrial accidents. Let’s now go over some of the most frequently asked questions our Dallas law firm receives pertaining to industrial accidents and injuries:
Q: I was injured on the job; can I take legal action?
A: If you were injured at work, you likely have the legal right to receive worker’s compensation benefits. Depending on the circumstances, you may or may not be able to file a lawsuit. Each case is uniquely different and should be handled by a knowledgeable industrial accident attorney.
Q: Are certain jobs riskier than others?
A: Yes. There are certain industrial jobs that are more dangerous than others, such as commercial trucking and oil refinery services. However, all industrial jobs have the potential for danger and should be approached with great care and precaution.
Q: What damages can I recover in an industrial workplace accident claim?
A: If you are eligible to pursue a worker’s compensation or other claim for the injuries you sustained in an industrial accident, you may be able to recover compensatory damages such as medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and emotional damages.
Q: Do I need an attorney?
A: As mentioned, because these types of cases are so complicated, it is important you have an experienced Dallas industrial accident attorney by your side. To learn more about how the attorneys at Rad Law Firm can help your case, please contact us today.