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Industrial occupations carry a higher risk of catastrophic injury or death than other jobs.

Those who work in or around the following face potential dangers every day:

That, however, does not change the responsibility of industrial employers to provide the safest workplace possible. This includes providing proper workplace facilities, training, and equipment. Unfortunately, despite state and federal regulations, many industrial employers fall well short of fulfilling their duty. In many cases, the industrial laborers may experience severe or fatal illness as the result of exposure to toxic chemicals, gases, and hazardous materials such as asbestos.

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Our legal team has helped many injured workers and their families recover physically, emotionally, and financially. We can help you get medical and rehabilitative care, counseling, and financial resources to afford them. To learn how we can help you recover from a life-changing industrial injury or loss of a loved one, contact a lawyer at Arnold & Itkin. We can help you understand your options for claiming compensation from those responsible for your loss. Together, by holding the responsible companies and employers accountable for their actions, we may also help prevent the same or similar industrial accidents from harming others in the future.

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Industrial Injury & Accident Prevention

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 established strict standards and occupational health and safety training programs to ensure a safe workplace for American workers. While our workplaces are less dangerous as a result of its success, industrial injuries caused by falls, plant explosions, exposure to toxic chemicals, electrocution, and other causes of workplace injuries are still common.

Industrial workers are surrounded by workplace hazards that have the potential to cause serious injury or death. Fortunately, most industrial injuries are preventable, and by increasing awareness of industrial injuries and the hazards that cause them, proper safety training can reduce the risk of serious industrial injury and death.

If you are aware of a hazardous condition that threatens the health and safety of workers, you should notify your employer immediately. If an injury occurs after an employer has already been advised of an unsafe condition but has not taken action to correct it, the employer may be liable for the injury and, if found liable, should be punished. By seeking punitive damages on behalf of injured workers, industrial injury lawyers can hold them accountable and help make the workplace safer.

Industrial Injury FAQ

Who Is at Fault for My Industrial Injury?

The law requires companies to make sure their workers are protected with a safe environment. Often, their failure to provide training, safety equipment, or perform basic maintenance triggers an accident. This means that it’s frequently a company’s negligence that causes industrial injuries. The law requires companies to make sure their workers are protected with a safe environment. Often, their failure to provide training, safety equipment, or perform basic maintenance triggers an accident. This means that it’s frequently a company’s negligence that causes industrial injuries.

What Can I Recover with an Industrial Injury Lawsuit?

Industrial injury lawyers are focused on helping workers receive compensation that’s fair and extends beyond what workers’ compensation or insurance would typically provide. Workers can obtain compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and the cost of future care among other things with an industrial injury lawsuit.

Should I Accept a Settlement After an Industrial Injury?

Workers should never accept settlements offered by their company without speaking to an attorney first. If a worker accepts a settlement, they also must sign a document releasing their company from further liability. Often, companies offer low settlements with the hopes of escaping the obligation to pay their injured employee what they deserve. During a free consultation, our industrial injury lawyer will help you decide if your company’s settlement offer is fair.

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Pursuing All Avenues of Compensation

At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we help our clients fight for the compensation they deserve after serious accidents.

  • Workers' Compensation

    If the industrial employer participates in the state's workers' compensation insurance system, an injured worker or family of a killed employee may seek medical, disability or death benefits through a workers' comp claim. The employee or family does not need to show the employer was at fault to recover. However, these benefits are limited to certain time periods, and not all employers carry workers' compensation insurance.

  • Maritime Claims

    In some cases, a worker may be injured while working on an offshore oil drilling rig or platform, which may entitle them to remedies under general maritime law, such as maintenance and cure or through federal statutes such as the Jones Act, LHWCA, or Death on High Seas Act.

  • Social Security Disability Benefits

    If an industrial worker suffers a mental or physical disability as a result of an industrial accident or injury, and the disability has lasted or is expected to last for more than a year, the worker may be eligible for Social Security benefits in addition to other relief.

  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Claims

    If your industrial employer carries workers' compensation insurance, then your sole remedy would be through a workers' comp claim. However, a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit can be filed against employers who do not participate in the state's workers' compensation system or when the accident is the result of especially reckless conduct or the negligence of a co-worker or third party. In many cases, a personal injury or wrongful death claim may provide greater compensation than would otherwise be available.

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Unlike with state workers' compensation claims, there is no administrative body that oversees your offshore injury claim. Instead, claims covered by maritime law must be filed in state or federal court. Although some claims may be settled in pre-litigation negotiations, the only way to preserve your right to pursue a claim is to file a lawsuit. A qualified offshore lawyer can help you do that.

In many instances, your employer may ask you to sign an agreement or release in exchange for payment of unearned wages, maintenance and cure, or medical benefits. It is imperative that you have any documents you are given reviewed by a competent lawyer before signing them so that you do not waive any of your rights to recovery.

Offshore employers and insurance companies have their own experienced lawyers. They will work hard to minimize their client's losses by making sure you are paid as little as possible. When facing them, you deserve to have competent legal representation on your side, protecting your rights.

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  • $171Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.
  • $97Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
  • $44Million The Largest Verdict Ever Won for an Amputee Victim Arnold & Itkin represented a construction superintendent who required a leg amputation after a crane collapse. At the time of the collapse, our client had been standing behind a safety fence 100 feet away when a fallen piece of crane equipment pinned him down. Our firm got him the largest award ever given in a case involving loss of limb, including $8.5 million in punitive damages.
  • $39.7Million Record Verdict Won for Victim of Industrial Accident Attorneys Kyle Findley and Adam Lewis obtained a record $39.744 million verdict on behalf of a client who was burned in a severe dust fire and explosion at a plywood plant in Corrigan, TX.
  • $18.5Million Second Verdict Won for 4 Victims of Geismar Explosion In our second trial on behalf of victims of the 2013 plant explosion in Geismar, LA, Arnold & Itkin won a massive verdict for 4 workers and their families. The verdict will go toward providing the extensive care they have required in the years since the explosion as well as the care they will need for the rest of their lives. This was the second of 2 massive verdicts Arnold & Itkin won against Williams Companies, Inc.
  • $15.5Million Massive Verdict Won for Geismar Explosion Victims Arnold & Itkin won a landmark verdict against Williams Companies, Inc. and child company Williams Olefins LLC for their part in the 2013 explosion that killed 2 workers and injured over 100 more. Williams Companies tried to blame the incident on their limited liability shell company, but the jury saw through the defense. They awarded 95% of the blame to Williams Companies, Inc. and gave our clients the money they needed for medical care.
  • $13.7Million Massive Settlement Won Only Months After Injury Arnold & Itkin represented a plant worker who was seriously injured in an accident on the job. Plant injuries are often complex, taking years to fully investigate and litigate. Fortunately, our firm’s work was able to secure a multi-million dollar settlement mere months after the injury took place. Now our client’s medical expenses and other needs are taken care of for the rest of his life.
  • $12Million Injured Worker Received Settlement for Burn Injuries Our industrial injury lawyers have recently recovered $12 million on behalf of a plant worker who suffered burns when a safety valve failed at the refinery where he was employed. His settlement will go toward providing him with extensive and long-term medical care. His employer chose to settle his case two weeks before trial was set to begin.
  • $11.7Million Settlement Won for Plant Worker Injured During Turnaround Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin successfully recovered $11.75 million on behalf of a man who was injured while working a turnaround at an industrial plant. He was injured because he and his team were not informed of the plant’s dangers, and his family turned to Arnold & Itkin shortly afterward. Our team was able to get him money for his present and future medical expenses less than a year after he was injured.
  • $11.6Million Verdict Secured for a Worker Partially Blinded on the Job Our client was only offered $300,000 by the defendant for his near-total loss of sight in one eye, but the jury only deliberated for less than 2 days before they found the defendant guilty of defective equipment design. They gave our client an award of $11.6 million.
  • $4.97Million Settlement Reached for Orthopaedic Injury Victim Our team worked to represent a client who was severely injured while working at a chemical plant. He was performing construction and maintenance work at the time of the incident. In the end, our firm was successful in settling the case for $4.97 million.
  • $4.8Million Verdict Won for Bereaved Daughter Kurt Arnold recovered $4.8 million for a client whose father was killed after suffering a severe head injury in Port Arthur, Texas. Winning justice for grieving clients is a primary reason we became lawyers, and it's our honor to help clients like this one receive help.
  • $4Million Victim of Plant Explosion Received Millions in Settlement Arnold & Itkin attorneys represented a Mississippi man who was severely injured in a Texas refinery plant explosion. Cases like these require a high level of experience and investigative resources due to the myriad factors involved in a plant explosion. Our attorneys are proud to have helped our client receive a settlement of $4,000,000.
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