Abilene Work Accident Attorneys
Abilene Work Accident Lawyers Help Injured Workers in Texas & Nationwide
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 2 million workplace accidents were reported in 2017, and over 5,000 of them were fatal. Although the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has decreased workplace injuries, employee safety continues to be a concern. OSHA’s purpose is to make work environments safe and reduce workplace injuries, but employers must bear the responsibility too.
We understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one or suffer injuries from a work accident. Fortunately, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses, helping to support your and your family’s future. Your employer may already be planning to defend themselves from a claim or lawsuit by figuring out a way to weaken your case. That's why it's vital to contact an Abilene work accident attorney at Arnold & Itkin to protect your rights. Our attorneys have helped our clients win billions holding employers accountable, so call today.
It is important to contact an attorney as quickly as possible. Once the company collects evidence for their benefit, it will be more difficult to protect your rights. Contact our Abilene work accident attorneys today for a free case review: (888) 493-1629!
Common Workplace Accidents in Texas
Serious work injuries can occur in any type of workplace. Statistics show that 50,000 people die from occupational diseases ever year, resulting in an average loss of 150 workers each day from hazardous working conditions. These statistics demonstrate how dangerous any workplace can be. Although many workplace accidents occur on construction sites, every workplace has its own set of hazards.
Arnold & Itkin has won cases involving:
- Evacuation Accidents
- Chemical Plant Explosions
- Construction Accidents
- Hospital Accidents
- Ladder Accidents
- Offshore Accidents
- Oil Drilling Accidents
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Work Vehicle Accidents
- Workplace Falls
Most Common Types of Workplace Injuries
The type of work a person does determines the hazards they face. At the same time, however, most fatal or life-altering work accidents have a common cause or create a common injury. Some of the most common work accidents can occur virtually anywhere, from retail warehouses to international shipping vessels.
Serious workplace injuries caused on the job include:
- Acoustic trauma
- Back injuries
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Loss of limb
- Loss of vision
- Spinal cord injuries
What Causes Injuries on the Job?
The most common cause of workplace accidents is negligence or the inexperience of employers or co-workers. Employer negligence puts workers in danger—especially if they fail to provide their employees with the proper safety equipment.
There are many forms of negligence that can lead to injuries, including:
Serious injuries can be caused due to poorly maintained or operated machinery. Dangerous equipment can include industrial machinery, vehicles, handheld devices, and electrical equipment.
Falling Objects & Flying Debris
Falling objects and flying debris often occur at construction sites, logging sites, factories, warehouses, and shipyards. Falling objects and flying debris can cause serious damage to the eyes, ears, and the head.
Slips & Falls
Slippery or cluttered floors can lead to serious, lifelong injuries. These incidents often occur at hospitals, construction sites, factories, warehouses, ships, and drilling rigs.
Companies need to regularly perform maintenance on machinery and equipment. This will help ensure they are working properly while eliminating any risks to employees.
Failure to Comply with Safety Regulations
Employers can endanger workers by failing to meet federal regulations that govern workplace health and safety.
Regular inspections should be conducted to identify potential risks or hazards. This can include defective ladders, scaffolds, defects with derricks, cranes, hoists, pulleys, forklifts, and winches. This also includes ensuring that employers wear the proper gear to maintain the maximum amount of safety.
Employers must train workers to perform their work safely and how to identify potential hazards in the workplace.
Facts About Work Accidents
Workplace injuries and illnesses often occur, including wrongful deaths. Although wrongful deaths have been declining at a steady pace, it remains a danger in too many workplaces. Many of them are preventable; injuries often occur because of an employer or workplace owner’s negligent behavior. These deaths often result in lifelong instability and emotional pain for loved ones.
Below are a few statistics about work accidents:
- 50,000 workers died from occupational diseases—resulting in an average loss of 150 workers per day.
- Over the last 4 years, the job fatality rate has largely been unchanged, with a rate of 3.4 deaths per 100,000 workers.
- Workplace violence caused 24,610 serious injuries and killed 803 workers in 2012.
- The most violated OSHA standard in 2013 was related to fall protection in the construction industry.
The loss of a family member is a devastating experience that comes with both financial and emotional losses. Wrongful death attorneys at Arnold & Itkin can help you file a claim and fight for you to get the best possible recovery for your family.
Arnold & Itkin Has Recovered Billions for Clients Nationwide
If you or a loved one have been injured in a work accident, our Abilene work accident attorneys may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. In many cases, work accidents would have been prevented if employers followed proper safety procedures. At Arnold & Itkin, we are dedicated to helping injured workers and their families get full compensation for their pain and suffering, medical expenses, funeral costs, and other losses. We have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients. Let us fight to rebuild your future.
Contact our Abilene work accident attorneys today for a free consultation: (888) 493-1629.