San Antonio Work Accident Lawyers
Our Work Injury Attorneys in San Antonio Have Won Billions
Every year, millions of workplace accidents affect workers’ lives and livelihoods across the nation. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), there were over 2 million workplace accidents and over 5,000 workplace fatalities reported in 2017. Suffering an accident on the job subjects workers to physical, mental, and financial hardships. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a workplace accident, you have the right to seek full compensation for your losses. Your employers’ insurance company’s main priority is not to help you recover from your injuries, but to reduce the company’s liability. Your employer is likely already working to prevent you from filing a lawsuit or is figuring out a way to weaken your case—even if their carelessness caused your accident.
The San Antonio work accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin are passionate about defending injured workers’ rights. Our team works tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the best possible results for their cases. We have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients, with hundreds of results worth $1 million or more. If you need compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, and other losses, our team is ready to help you every step of the way.
If you have suffered injuries on the job, contact our San Antonio work accident attorneys today for a free case review: (888) 493-1629.
Facts About Work Accidents Across the Nation
Research demonstrates that illnesses and injuries frequently occur in the workplace. Unfortunately, many investigations show that workplace injuries and deaths are preventable if companies implement proper safety procedures. For example, employers must remove potential hazards in the workplace and provide employees with adequate safety training.
Statistics demonstrate the danger of injuries in the workplace, including:
- An average of 50,000 workers die from occupational diseases and injuries every year—about 150 workers killed per day.
- Over 24,000 workers sustain serious injuries, and 803 of them are killed because of workplace violence.
- Fall protection and prevention was the most violated OSHA standard in 2013.
If you lost a loved one during a work accident, you have the right to file a wrongful death claim and seek compensation. Our attorneys at Arnold & Itkin can help you fight for the best possible outcome for your case. Contact us today: (888) 493-1629!
Work Accident FAQs
What Are the Most Common Workplace Accidents in Texas?
Work accidents can occur in any work setting or industry, including an office. However, workplace accidents commonly occur in the following industries:
- Chemical plants
- Construction sites
- Workplaces with ladders
- Offshore drilling rigs
- Oil drilling land rigs
- On the highway (in work vehicles)
What Are the Most Common Types of Workplace Injuries?
Virtually all work accidents are preventable. It is far more likely for workers to sustain injuries if employers fail to provide safety guidelines or safety equipment to workers. Regardless of the industry, any worker can be exposed to severe workplace hazards and life-changing injuries. Depending on the severity of the incident, serious injuries can require extensive medical treatment.
Countless injuries can occur on the job, including:
- 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?
Negligent or inexperienced employers cause most workplace accidents. Negligent employers and even co-workers can put other workers in danger—especially if they fail to provide a safe working environment.
Many forms of negligence can result in injuries, including:
- Equipment Failure: If equipment fails at the wrong moment, it can result in a tragic accident. Employers are legally required to maintain machinery regularly and adequately. Some of the most dangerous equipment is usually industrial and electrical equipment.
- Falling Objects & Flying Debris: Falling debris can cause serious injuries, especially head injuries. These commonly occur on construction sites, logging sites, factories, warehouses, and shipyards.
- Slips & Falls: Slippery and cluttered floors can cause workers to fall. Slip and fall accidents often occur in warehouses, ships, and drilling rigs.
- Failure to Comply with Safety Regulations: OSHA has specific standards to help keep workers safe. Employers must obey these regulations in the workplace.
- Inadequate Inspections: Inspections should be performed on a regular basis to ensure that equipment is working correctly and to reduce possible risks or hazards. Employers should inspect equipment such as ladders, scaffolds, derricks, cranes, etc.
- Insufficient Training: Employers are required to provide workers with adequate safety training, so they can identify potential hazards in the workplace and know how to avoid them.
Serving Injured Workers in San Antonio. Call Us Today at (888) 493-1629!
The San Antonio work accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin have the skill and experience to reach successful outcomes for our clients. We have recovered billions of dollars on their behalf, and we continue to work tirelessly to achieve the best results for every client. Our case history includes a $44 million verdict for a man who lost his leg in a construction site accident, a $39.7 million verdict for a man who was burned in a plywood plant, and back-to-back $18 million and $15 million verdicts for victims of a plant explosion.
In short, our firm knows how to get results for workers. If you have sustained injuries on the job, our San Antonio work accident attorneys can review your case, assess the strengths and weaknesses, and develop a strong defense to win your case.
Contact our San Antonio work accident attorneys today for a free case review: (888) 493-1629!