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Industrial Accident Attorneys in Houston

Industrial workers work hard. They show up, expect to do their job, and head home to their families when their shift is done. They never account for things to go wrong — until they do.
Many industrial accidents occur due to the negligence of the employer or a third party, whether directly or indirectly. The resulting injuries can be minor, severe, or somewhere in between – but they almost always, at the very least, lead to medical bills and lost wages.
If you have been injured due to an industrial accident, then your life – and the life of your family – will be impacted due to these injuries. Working with The Krist Law Firm will help you to understand your legal rights to financial compensation for your damages. With decades of experience in this field and award-winning results, our attorneys have what it takes to help you overcome this struggle and move forward.

Common Types of Houston Work Accidents

Industrial accidents can happen suddenly and can impact one or more employees – either with minor or extensive injuries. These accidents occur in factories, plants, refineries, drilling rigs, warehouses, plants, construction sites, paper mills, and other industrial facilities. So, what are some common industrial accidents?

● Explosions
● Fires
● Heavy machinery
● Chemical burns
● Flying debris
● Neck and back injuries
● Severed or seriously injured limbs
● Scaffolding accidents
● Inhalation of dangerous/toxic substances
● Slip and fall accidents
● Falls from heights
● Electrocution

A lot of activity is usually taking place all at once in industrial settings, each worker focused on a specific task. Combine that with dangerous chemicals or machinery, and injuries can happen quickly and without any prior warning. This is what makes them so threatening.
Sometimes these industrial accidents may also occur due to OSHA violations or due to poor maintenance, lack of supervision, dangerous work conditions, improper or inadequate safety equipment, and more. What we have found is that many times the accidents could have been avoided if the proper safety measures were put in place – and followed.

Compensation for Damages

When industrial accidents happen, there are damages requiring compensation. Some may seem evident, such as medical expenses, but having an experienced legal team can help you get compensated for things you may not have considered. Here are the most common types of industrial accident damages you can recover:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity (if you can’t work or do the same job due to injury)
  • Physical limitations
  • Disfigurement
  • Physical pain
  • Mental/emotional anguish

Your attorney will review your case to determine the amount of damages you can potentially recover and move forward with seeking justice for your losses.

Industrial Accident Lawyer Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most common workplace accidents and injuries?

Slips, trips, and falls are the most commonly reported industrial accidents, followed by injuries resulting from handling or lifting something.

What do you do if you are injured at work?

If you find yourself injured in an industrial accident or faced with a potentially dangerous situation (such as exposure to toxins or an explosion), get yourself to safety. Then, seek help immediately. Call for emergency services, depending on the situation – paramedics, fire department, etc. Once you are in a safe place and have been medically evaluated, you should report your accident to your employer and document what happened while the events are still fresh in your mind.

Who is responsible for an industrial accident?

It can vary depending on the situation, but typically at least the employer is responsible for industrial accidents. However, many other parties can potentially be liable for a workplace accident, including contractors, the site owner or operator, and/or other third parties involved in jobsite operations. In addition, sometimes the manufacturer of machinery or equipment may be held liable due to a faulty product. Your attorney will thoroughly review the facts of your case and determine which parties to sue in court.

Why Hire a Houston Industrial Accident Attorney?

Getting injured in an industrial accident can leave you wondering what your next steps should be. Should I file a claim? What kind of compensation should I ask for? How do I even get started? And that’s just the beginning.

While recovering after an injury and dealing with the stresses of the accident can be incredibly challenging, your attention should be focused on healing.

At The Krist Law Firm, P.C., we go to work for you. We will listen to your story about the accident and review all aspects of your case. Then, we will help you take the next logical steps toward getting the financial compensation you deserve. We can’t make life as it was before the accident, but we can surely help make things a bit easier for you.

The employers and owners of industrial companies know that they risk an injured employee every day due to the nature of the work. So, when that accident finally happens, they are protected by a team of lawyers that are ready to go to work protecting the interests of the business, not you, the employee. Protect yourself with your own team of experienced lawyers – The Krist Law Firm, P.C. – and level that playing field.