Industrial & Construction Accidents
Serious injuries in the workplace occur all too often. Heavy equipment operators, railroad workers, oilfield & offshore workers, refinery workers, and construction workers are faced with a wide variety of dangers and a heightened risk of work-related injuries. Industrial and construction workers regularly face potential scaffolding accidents, crane injuries, moving machine parts, hazardous and explosive chemicals, and unsafe working conditions. They have higher fatality rates than any other employees in any United States industry.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the most recent "lost-workday" case rate for the construction industry was 5.7 per l00 full-time workers, the highest of the major economic sectors. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also reported that over the past ten years 9605 people have died in construction-related accidents.
Industrial accidents may result in severe personal injuries such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury, quadriplegia, paraplegia, fractured necks, and death. In addition, industrial workers are also exposed to potential long term inflictions such as exposure to harmful and hazardous chemicals. Due to the severe nature of such injuries, industrial accidents are often the subject of personal injury, product liability and wrongful death lawsuits.
Unfortunately, many state workers' compensation laws severely limit recovery against an employer as a result of an industrial accident. As a result, knowledge of federal or state regulations governing industrial job sites is imperative in order to fully analyze and develop cases against other responsible parties such as general contractors and subcontractors. Although a myriad of laws exist which may impact your ability to recover for a worksite injury, a qualified attorney can help "level the playing field" by providing accident victims with information regarding the practical and legal aspects of personal injury law, industrial accident and construction site claims.
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SAMMONS & BERRY, P.C., represents injured workers and their families in cases ACROSS THE COUNTRY. Our lawyers, paralegals, and other professionals are experienced in evaluating, investigating, negotiating and trying these difficult cases. If you believe you or family member were injured on the job – call or email us for a FREE case evaluation. Our team of experienced attorneys will review the facts in your case and answer any questions you may have.