Industrial Plant Injuries
From manufacturing to oil refinery to chemical processing – Texas is home to thousands of industrial plants. While these plants provide jobs for thousands of Texans, they also hold intrinsic dangers and the potential for injury and death.
Just a moment of inattention or a small act of imprecision can result in incidents that kill and maim.
Many workers injured in industrial plant accidents are covered by worker’s compensation insurance provided by their employers. However, Texas is the only state that allows employers to forgo that insurance.
Those who are covered often find that the compensation is inadequate to pay for medical treatment, lost earnings, and other financial damages. And if an incident is caused by a third party, such as a sub-contractor, workman’s compensation insurance doesn’t apply.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to take safety precautions, which range wearing protective gear to the specifications of scaffolding. Often, the cause of an incident can be traced back to a violation of OSHA rules.
If you have been injured in an industrial accident, or if someone you love was killed, please contact an attorney right away.