Houston Industrial Injury Attorney
The robust economy in Texas has attracted many companies to place industrial facilities in the state. The top two hundred Texas manufacturing companies include oil and gas refining, oilfield equipment production, aerospace product design and manufacturing, meat processing, chemical manufacturing, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, even nuclear processing. Industrial work has a long history in Texas, and also ranks one of the most dangerous ways to make a living. These workers contribute daily to their employers and the community by their hard work, while possibly exposed to extremely dangerous and hazardous working environments.
With the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) in the 1970s, the industry focus started to concentrate more on the prevention of the injuries; but many employers still fail to provide their workers safe working environment despite state and federal regulations. This can include inadequate training, hazard working facilities, aging equipment and more. Unfortunately, these areas that employers overlooked may cause fatal illness or even death to industrial workers, leaving the workers and their family with enormous physical and emotional burdens.
Generally, most industrial injuries are characterized into three categories. The most common is repetitive injuries, resulting from ergonomic hazards. The other two categories are characterized by chemical hazards and physical hazards. Although at times, some of the compensation for industrial injuries is fulfilled by filing workers’ compensation claims, there are many situations where there is proven neglect or legal violations by the employer or contractor; the injured worker may be able to seek more compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. In the cases of death with severe violation and negligence, the workers’ family may be able to file suit for wrongful death.
When facing an injury or the loss of a loved one due to an employers’ negligence, it is extremely important to hire a law firm that knows the procedure and has the capabilities to fight the companies that will not want to admit their mistakes. Work with an Attorney who knows how to handle your case! The Hollingsworth Law Firm, PLLC has experience in handling these matters from working with the right experts to determine how and why the injury to the person occurred. We understand the pain and suffering of our community’s injured industrial workers. We will fight to help you get back on your feet, and stand up for your rights against negligent employers. We will be with you every step of the way.