Texas Workplace Injury Attorneys
Work with a Houston Legal Team That Has Recovered Billions for People Nationwide
Nearly a quarter of a million Texas workers are injured on the job each year, including hundreds of wrongful deaths. In many cases, the accidents causing these deaths and injuries could have been prevented. Often, they are the result of the negligence or reckless indifference of an employer, co-worker, or manufacturer. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, our Texas workplace injury lawyers are focused on making sure that injured workers and their families are fully compensated for their pain and suffering, medical expenses, funeral costs, disability, rehabilitation, and retraining. We have recovered billions of dollars for our clients. Lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP have been peer-rated and selected for inclusion in both the Super Lawyers® and Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ Edition. For three years in a row, they have been named as "Top Lawyers for the People" by H Texas Magazine. Beyond that, Jason Itkin has been made the youngest member of the Inner Circle of Advocates.
Just some of the other honors received by the firm include the following:
- Selection in the 2015 & 2016 lists of America's Elite Trial Lawyers
- Named in The Best Lawyers in America® for Admiralty & Maritime Law
- Ranked Tier 1 in Houston and Tier 2 Nationwide for Admiralty & Maritime Law by Best Law Firms®
- Members of the Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
- Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers
- The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
- Houston Business Journal's "40 Under 40" awards program
Workplace Injury Statistics
Approximately four million workplace injuries and illnesses were reported in 2007, with 14 industries accounting for 1.8 million of those, according to the Department of Labor. Workplace injuries have been on the decline since the inception of the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report in 2002. In an effort to reduce workplace injury, the Department of Labor has been tasked with oversight of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, Mine Safety and Health Administration, and the Employment Standards Administration's Wage and Hour Division. These agencies are tasked with reducing workplace injury by implementing rules and regulations meant to protect workers.
Working to Reduce Workplace Injuries
Workplace injury has been significantly reduced with oversight by the Department of Labor agencies. The agencies ensure employers implement measures that reduce workplace injury.
These measures include the following:
- Preventive measures such as training workers in compliance with safety standards;
- Use of high quality, well maintained equipment and machinery;
- Training workers in the safe and proper use of equipment;
- Having procedures to correct any dangerous practices in the workplace to help workers avoid injury; and
- Maintaining effective emergency response measures to reduce risks of injury to workers.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Personal protective equipment (PPE) describes a broad range of clothing and equipment that protects workers from various hazards. Not only is it designed to prevent the spread of disease, but it is also designed to protect against workplace hazards like chemical, physical, electrical, mechanical, and radioactive hazards.
Examples of PPE are:
- Face shields
- Safety glasses
- Hard hats
- Safety shoes
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires employers to assess their environment in regards to which hazards are present and pose a threat to the safety of workers. They must also choose which protective equipment is necessary based on their assessment. Training employees is also key in maintaining proper health and safety standards. The workers must not only use the equipment properly, know the benefits and limitations of PPE.
Injured on the Job? Give Our Texas Law Firm a Call Today!
Throughout the years, our workplace injury attorneys have used their skill, experience, and passion to reach successful outcomes for our clients. One case resulted in a $9.6 million jury verdict for a worker injured at an industrial plant while another case was settle for $5.9 million against a southeast Texas plant. Our legal team carefully reviews cases, assess strengths and weaknesses, and maps out what we believe will be a winning strategy for our clients. We do not charge for case evaluations or any of our legal services unless we obtain a favorable result.
The workplace injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP aggressively and passionately represent workers and their families. If you have been injured, please do not hesitate to talk to one our top-rated attorneys.
For a free evaluation of your case, contact a Texas workplace injury attorney from our firm as soon as possible!