Workplace Injuries in Houston have always been higher than in surrounding communities. That's because there are so many jobs in Houston that are considered high-risk. These include oil refinery and oil field workers, paper mill employees, construction and chemical plant workers.
Though OSHA does police factories and other employers, workplace injuries are at an all-time high. This may be due to the fact that many companies have had to cut back on their workforce and now employees are doing several different jobs. Sometimes if workers are forced to fill in and are not well-trained, the risk for injury increases.
Workplace homicides are also up and each year OSHA assesses violence in the workplace and develops plans to prevent violent acts and minimize threats to employees. Last year, over 2 million American workers reported being the victim of some type of violent act that occurred in the workplace.
The most common accident is slipping and falling. One employee may slosh coffee out of their mug while walking down the hallway causing another employee right behind them to slip and fall. Though these types of accidents are rarely fatal, they do often require months of physical therapy and chiropractic treatments to recover.
Construction workers are included in the high risk group and Houston is traditionally a place where there is always some type of construction going on. From repairing roadways to building new malls, thousands of construction workers get injured each year. Roofing is especially dangerous in spite of the safety precautions taken at most sites. Sometimes equipment gets old and worn but supervisors don't replace it. Instead, they keep using the same rickety scaffolding and worn roofing harnesses.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a workplace accident, then it's important to get quality legal help right away. Often, evidence and witnesses can be lost by waiting. You deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills. If your injuries were severe, you may need ongoing physical therapy.
Thomas H. Burton III has an excellent track record when it comes to recovering damages for his clients. Tom Burton is a dedicated Houston attorney who is committed to working hard for every client to give them the most aggressive legal representation.
Burton Law Firm works on a contingency fee basis. That means you do not have to worry about legal fees and court costs unless you win. Free legal appointments are also available. Sit down with a seasoned pro and discuss your case in the strictest confidence. Learn about your legal rights and options. Call Burton Law Firm today for your free appointment.