Lubbock Work Accident Lawyers
Building Brighter Futures for Work Injury Survivors in Lubbock & Nationwide
Any worker in any field may experience a work-related injury or illness. This is as true for an administrative assistant as it is for an industrial worker or a commercial farmer. While the risk is higher in certain fields, like offshore drilling or construction, the truth of the matter is this: all workers deserve the chance to rebuild their lives after sustaining serious on-the-job injuries. At Arnold & Itkin, we believe in fighting for injured workers and their families to make this chance a reality.
Our Lubbock work injury attorneys have taken on some of the most catastrophic industrial accident cases in the country, exposing employer wrongdoing and helping our clients recover the level of compensation that changes their lives for the better. We secure record results because we fight to win. No matter what. When oil and gas companies, truck companies, insurance providers, and other large corporations try to sweep our clients’ cases under the rug, we take them to court. And win.
To find out how our team can help after an industrial accident or any workplace injury, call (888) 493-1629. Your consultation with a Lubbock work accident lawyer is free!
Types of Workplace Accidents & Injuries in Lubbock, TX
Whether it’s a fall from scaffolding, a fire at a chemical plant, or an injury at a factory, a workplace accident has the potential to cause the type of physical and emotional trauma that lasts with a person for life. At Arnold & Itkin, we are committed to helping workers get the treatment they need and the financial support it will take to rebuild.
Our Lubbock work injury attorneys can handle workplace accident cases such as:
- Industrial accidents
- Mining injuries
- Maritime injuries
- Offshore accidents
- Oilfield accidents
- Chemical plant accidents
- Refinery accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Assembly line injuries
- Occupational diseases
- Construction site accidents
- Overexertion injuries
- Exposure to chemicals
- Truck accidents
- Falls from heights
- Boating accidents
No two work injuries are the same. That is why it is so important to choose the best attorney for your case—a legal professional who has the know-how and resources to fully investigate what caused your accident and therefore who may be responsible.
Work Accidents by the Numbers
5,333 workers lost their lives in the United States in 2019, according to work injury statistics presented by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). That averages to about 15 worker deaths every single day. About one-fifth of these fatalities were in the construction industry. Although the number of workplace fatalities is less than half of what it was 50 years ago, we still have a long way to go. And the truth of the matter is that there is no excuse for unsafe working conditions.
OSHA carries out its mission to “ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.” Enforcement is a crucial part of maintaining workplace safety in the U.S.
From Oct 2019 through September 2020, the most frequently cited workplace safety standards were:
- Fall protection (construction)
- Hazard communication (general industry)
- Respiratory protection (general industry)
- Scaffolding requirements (construction)
- Ladders (construction)
- Hazardous energy control (general industry)
- Powered industrial trucks (general industry)
- Fall protection (training requirements)
- Eye and face protection
- Machinery guarding (general requirements)
Steps to Take After a Lubbock Industrial Accident
Industrial accidents are a primary focus of our firm. Workers in factories, plants, warehouses, and refineries across the U.S. play an integral role in helping our economy flourish, but their safety is too often placed second to profits and productivity. Some employers overlook safety standards, delay turnarounds, or fail to replace aging equipment—at the expense of their workers. Our Lubbock industrial accident attorneys expose such practices and help injured workers find justice.
We recommend taking the following steps after an industrial accident:
- Get medical attention. Your well-being comes first. If you were involved in an industrial accident, seek medical care as quickly as possible. There may be a company doctor you can see, but remember that you have the right to seek a second opinion and that you should not return to work until you have clearance from a medical professional you trust.
- Report your injury. You have a responsibility to report any industrial injury to your employer, or your right to workers’ compensation or other benefits could be in jeopardy. Inform your manager or supervisor, in writing, and be sure to keep a copy for your records.
- Talk to an attorney. One of the best ways to protect your interests is to involve a Lubbock industrial injury lawyer. If your employer is denying responsibility, the insurance company is offering an unfairly low settlement, if you’re being pressured to return to work, or if anything is happening that you’re not comfortable with, you can trust that a competent attorney will know how to help. This might include negotiating a fair settlement or taking your industrial accident case to court. It might even include recouping your losses or getting you your job back if your employer retaliated against you for reporting an industrial injury. A skilled attorney will be able to protect your rights in every way possible.
Work Accident FAQ
What types of injuries are caused by industrial accidents?
Industrial accidents, due to their very nature, have the potential to cause catastrophic injuries or even death. This is because industrial workers often operate or work near heavy machinery, complex equipment, and hazardous substances. They also perform physical labor. This combination of factors can lead to injuries such as severe burns, electrocution, crush injuries, amputation, broken bones, internal organ damage, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. As Lubbock industrial accident attorneys, we recognize the severity of these injuries and fight for the care our clients need—for life.
When should I call a Lubbock work injury lawyer?
It’s never too early to talk to a lawyer about a work injury. Even if you are still receiving treatment or are unsure whether you have a case in the first place, a Lubbock work injury lawyer can talk to you about what you experienced and can offer insight on your options. Work accident cases are complex. A lawyer can make sure your interests are protected through the entire process, helping you secure a beneficial result. So, if you’re thinking about contacting a lawyer, there’s no need to wait. Put your needs first and pick up the phone. You can reach our team at Arnold & Itkin for a free consultation at (888) 493-1629 or online.
I don’t have any money. How can I hire your firm?
You don’t have to pay any upfront fees when you work with a work accident lawyer at our Lubbock law firm. We take these cases on contingency, which means we only get paid if you do. In fact, we front all costs associated with our clients’ cases so they can focus on recovering while we get the answers and compensation they deserve. There is no risk and so much to gain by choosing Arnold & Itkin for your work injury case.
Why a Lubbock Workplace Accident Attorney at Arnold & Itkin?
There is nothing more important—or rewarding—than helping someone who has been injured or has lost someone they love in a serious accident. At Arnold & Itkin, our clients are like family. We are with them through the most difficult times of their lives. When we win cases on their behalf, we get to see them find peace of mind and stability, both of which seemed far-fetched or impossible after what they endured. This drives us to do better, be better, and right the wrongs caused by workplace safety violations and other practices that endanger workers.
Through the years, we have represented countless workers and families, securing record results and bringing negligent corporations to justice. Our attorneys secured a $357 million verdict on behalf of several workers injured in a workplace accident, setting the record for the largest work injury settlement in Texas. We set another record when we earned a $92.7 million verdict for a client who was severely burned at work. These are just two examples of the types of results our firm is known for obtaining.
To find out how our Lubbock work accident law firm can help you, call (888) 493-1629. Your consultation is free!