A client came to Arnold & Itkin after falling down a stairwell at a disposal site. According to the investigation, the worker was employed by Argent Energy. This company was operating the lease at the building and was responsible for maintaining safe stairwells.
Worker Slips & Falls on Crude Oil Spill
Unfortunately, the worker slipped and fell when an Argent worker allowed crude oil to puddle near the stairs. The worker suffered serious injuries to his shoulder, back, and head. The doctor who assessed his condition has recommended that he undergo surgery to his lower back. The case is currently pending in Brazoria County, TX.
Liability in Slip & Fall Accidents
The company may be held responsible for failing to maintain the stairwell and allowing a slip and fall hazard to remain in the area. Whenever a company fails to clean up dangerous spills like this one, it can lead to serious injury and the owner or renter on the premises can be held liable. If you want more information about slip and fall lawsuits or injuries at the workplace, talk with an Arnold & Itkin attorney today. The lawyers at this Houston personal injury firm have been able to secure over $700 million in settlements and verdicts in only five years.