Work Site Accidents
On average, 3 million private industry workers and 6 million government workers are injured each year in a worksite injury. In 2013 alone, 4,405 workers were killed on the job. These injuries can cause the employee to miss multiple days, which results in lost wages, and incur medical bills that can be costly. A workplace injury is any accident that occurs when a worker is performing his or her job activities, regardless of the industry type.
Our legal team represents construction workers, tradesmen, and any employee who has experienced an accident at work.
Common Causes of Workplace Injury
Worksite injuries can occur in any industry. Some of the most common causes of workplace injury are:
- Unsafe working conditions
- Fires and explosions
- Scaffolding accidents
- Crane accidents
- Lack of safety equipment
- Lack of training
- Power tool accidents
- Exposure to chemicals
- Improper supervision
- Electrical shock accidents
- Trip-and-fall accidents
- Lack of appropriate or necessary warnings
- Machine accidents
What Can You Do?
There is a common misconception that an employee can only file a workers’ compensation claim. In Texas, employers are not required to carry worker’s compensation insurance. If an employer chooses to carry another form of work injury insurance, they potentially open themselves up to a personal injury lawsuit. This allows any injured employees to file a nonsubscriber claim.
There also may be more than one cause or contributor to the workplace injury. For example, a defective piece of equipment may be the cause of the worksite injury. An experienced attorney will be able to investigate the facts of a case and determine that the injury could be a defective product case, which would fall under product liability law. This type of an injury would allow you to seek compensation from a 3rd party manufacturer.
Take action today.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a worksite injury, contact Powers Taylor. You deserve to be compensated for any losses or damages. Our attorneys have experience handling all types of personal injury cases. Contact us today for a free consultation. All calls are confidential.