What Are The Consequences Of Industrial Accidents?
In South Texas, refineries, petrochemical plants, drilling operations and other industrial plants are part of the landscape. While these places provide jobs for many Texas residents, they can be dangerous places to work and to live near. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury from an industrial accident, you know how devastating such accidents can be. The nature of these facilities means that workplace accidents such as fires, chemical spills and equipment failures, just to name a few examples, can cause extremely severe injuries and, in the worst cases, death.
If you have been the victim of an industrial accident, you may be wondering what your legal remedies are. Negligent companies will often try to get you to sign a release of liability for a nominal amount of money. Do not feel pressured into settling your claim without the benefit of experienced legal counsel. If your injury was caused by the negligence of someone other than your employer (for example, the manufacturer of a defective product or equipment), you could be entitled to pursue a personal injury claim (in addition to a workers’ compensation claim) to recover medical expenses, pain and suffering, disfigurement, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and sometimes even exemplary (also called punitive) damages.
Some Cases Include The Following
This law firm handles cases involving industrial accidents of many kinds, including:
- Chemical burns
- Gas explosions
- Lung damage from inhalation of toxic materials
- Chemical spills
- Construction accidents
- Refinery explosions
- Gas drilling accidents
- Oil rig accidents
- Shipyard accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Wrongful death
Click here or call 281-303-8800 to contact your Baytown industrial accident attorney.