Sadly, the victims of workplace accidents are often left with injuries that keep them out of work for either a significant period of time or permanently. If you have suffered a debilitating injury in a workplace accident, you need the help of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.
Texas Workplace Injury Litigation
When supervisors and workers are given inadequate training, when fatigue and occupational hazards interfere with safety, when industrial tools are dangerous or defective, serious industrial accidents can result. Due to the severe nature of on-the-job injuries, workplace accidents are often the subject of personal injury lawsuits and litigation.
Construction Site Accidents
In many job-related accidents, workers’ compensation will be the only way to collect benefits for an injured worker’s losses. However, in construction site accidents there’s a better chance that the negligence of someone other than your employer or a co-worker was responsible for the injury. In those cases, you’ll have the right to pursue a claim for personal injury damages in addition to your workers’ comp benefits.
Aggravation of a Preexisting Condition
You may have grounds to file a workplace injury claim if your job or the accident in which you were involved makes a preexisting condition, disability or injury worse. It is important that you obtain documentation that details your previous condition, so as to show how the job or accident worsened your health. Check with a knowledgeable workplace accident lawyer to help you navigate the complexities of your case.
Workplace Ladder Falls
Ladder falls are a leading cause of workplace injury and death. In 2011, there were 113 deaths caused by workplace ladder falls, 15,460 non-fatal injuries, and 34,000 emergency room visits. Approximately 43% of workplace falls involved a ladder, 20% of all workplace injuries involved ladders, and ladders were involved in 81% of construction worker falls resulting in emergency room visits. Click here to read more.
Texas Jury Awards $222 Million in Power Plant Death Lawsuit
In June 2021, a jury in Texas awarded $222 million to the family of a power plant repairman who was scalded to death by super-heated steam. The accident occurred in 2018, when two repairmen were sent to the 14th floor of the power plant. When the doors of the elevator opened, they were engulfed in steam that leaked from a valve that was improperly rebuilt by Team Industrial Services Inc.
Texas Jury Awards $15 Million to HVAC Repairman
In April 2021, the Texas Supreme Court upheld a $15 million jury award in favor of an electrical technician who was severely burned while repairing an HVAC unit made by Emerson Electric Co.
The jury found that Emerson failed to warn the repairman to step away immediately if he heard a “sizzling, sputtering, or popping” sound coming from the compressor, which is a sign that an explosion of hot oil and flames called “terminal venting” is about to occur. The plaintiff suffered 2nd- and 3rd-degree burns over 60% of his body when the HVAC unit exploded as he was trying to fix it.
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