Every year, thousands of workers suffer fatal injuries while on the job. Some of those incidents involve transportation accidents, machinery accidents, slip and falls. Thankfully there has been a decline in workplace injuries over the years due to new safety standards and improvements. However when a workplace injury occurs, you need to consult with a workplace injury attorney.
OSHA statistics tell us that 1% of the workforce experiences a workplace injury bad enough they need to take time off from work, to recuperate, each year. The more physically demanding the job is, the more the workplace injury rates go up. Truck drivers, police officers, freight movers, construction employees all have higher rates of workplace injury.
- Injuries due to moving heavy materials, lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying.
- Tripping over ground hazards.
- Falling due to improper guardrails.
- Being struck by falling objects.
- Cave ins.
- Inhaling of harmful toxins in the air.
If you have experienced a workplace injury, you need to report the injury to your employer.
Next step is you need to talk to a workplace injury attorney.
Does your employer have worker’s comp insurance? Employers in Texas are not required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Those employers who don’t carry worker’s compensation insurance are know as ‘nonsubscribers.’
Employers who don’t carry workers comp, open themselves to a potential personal injury lawsuit. In situations where there is workers comp insurance, other parties may be responsible for a worker’s injury. A workplace injury attorney can help you navigate through this process and find your best options.
Some employers do not provide their employees with a safe work environment. They do not provide their staff with the proper training they need. Nor do they provide the appropriate personal protective equipment. All of these factors can lead to a dangerous workplace and accidents. When a workplace injury occurs, an injured employee needs a workplace attorney with the right experience.