Houston Industrial Plant Injury Lawyer
Have you been seriously injured in an industrial plant accident in Houston, TX? There are inherent dangers to industrial work, but you still deserve a safe workplace. After your accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost earnings, and more.
Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. has over 45 years of combined experience representing injured workers. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free consultation with a Houston industrial plant injury lawyer.
We work on a contingency fee basis. You pay nothing out of pocket unless we recover compensation for you.
How Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. Can Help After Your Industrial Plant Injury in Houston
After a serious workplace accident, the last thing you should worry about is fighting for fair compensation. Unfortunately, that is what happens to many injured industrial plant workers. An experienced Houston personal injury lawyer will give you the legal representation you deserve so that you can focus on your recovery.
Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. is committed to helping injured workers recover everything they are entitled to, both through workers’ compensation and third-party claims. Our founding attorney, Brian White, is a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer, a designation shared by only 3% of Texas attorneys. He has recovered life-changing settlements and verdicts for injured workers.
Choose our firm to represent you in your industrial plant accident case, and we will:
- Perform an investigation into your accident to gather evidence and identify potential avenues for compensation
- Offer the legal advice and support you need
- Use expert testimony to prove your damages, causation, and liability
- Assist with filing the strongest workers’ compensation claim and representing you if your claim is denied
- Negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement that fully compensates you
- Take your case before a jury to seek maximum damages if necessary
You deserve to focus on your recovery and moving forward with your life. Let Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. take over the fight on your behalf. Call us today to schedule your free consultation with a Houston industrial plant accident lawyer.
How Common Are Industrial Plant Accidents in Houston, TX?
Industrial plants are one of the most dangerous workplaces in Texas. When accidents occur, they often lead to multiple injuries and deaths. For instance, a fertilizer plant in West Texas exploded in 2013, injuring 160 workers and killing another 14 people. In 2005, an explosion at a BP refinery in Texas City injured 170 and killed fifteen.
In 2019 alone, the Texas Department of Insurance reported 22,200 nonfatal occupational injuries in the manufacturing industry.
Manufacturing industries with the highest injury rates included:
- Transportation equipment
- Fabricated metal products
- Wood products
- Plastics and rubber products
There were also 49 workers killed in the mining, oil, and gas extraction fields. These statistics show the hazardous nature of some of Texas’s industries.
What is My Industrial Plant Accident Case Worth?
The value of your injury case depends on many factors. To determine how much your case is worth, we will examine all circumstances. This analysis begins with determining your eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits. Next, we will investigate whether you have a third-party injury claim.
Workers’ compensation limits the amount you can recover for your injuries to economic losses. However, your ability to return to work will play a big role in the value of your case. Ensuring you receive the correct disability rating is crucial.
If you are eligible to pursue compensation against a negligent third party, factors that affect your claim’s value include:
- Whether you contributed to your accident
- Available insurance coverage
- Strength of your negligence case
- Severity and type of injuries
Contact Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. for a free consultation to discuss your case. We will help you understand what your injury case may be worth and how we can help you.
What Damages Can I Recover After an Industrial Plant Injury in Houston, TX?
The damages you can recover after a workplace accident depends on whether your employer has workers’ compensation coverage and whether you are entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Workers’ compensation in Texas provides compensation for only economic losses, including:
- Medical expenses
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages, including future lost earnings
- Death benefits for surviving family members
If your employer opts out of workers’ compensation, they are a “non-subscriber.” A non-subscriber employer can be sued for damages after a work-related injury.
You may also be entitled to file a lawsuit against negligent third parties. For example, these parties could include a negligent driver for a work-related transportation accident or a manufacturer for defective equipment.
If you are eligible to file a lawsuit outside of workers’ compensation, you can recover damages not available through workers’ comp. You can pursue the full value of your lost earnings and non-economic losses like pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
We’ll Fight to Recover Full Compensation for All of Your Industrial Plant Injuries
Workplace accidents are all too common. Accidents at industrial plants and refineries often cause life-changing injuries.
Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. represents industrial workers who have suffered all types of injuries, including:
- Brain injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
- Lung damage due to toxic exposure
- Occupational illness
- Vision loss
- Hearing loss
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Crush injuries
Contact our law office today for a free consultation with a Houston industrial accident attorney to discuss how we can help you seek the compensation you need.
What Causes Most Industrial Plant Injuries in Houston, Texas?
Industrial plants are inherently dangerous. Industry workers may be exposed to heavy machinery, dangerous chemicals, hazardous materials, and more. However, most injuries can be avoided.
Plants and refineries are more dangerous for workers when employers fail to follow state and federal safety regulations. Likewise, the environment becomes more dangerous when employers don’t maintain equipment or properly supervise and train workers.
Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. represents injured workers who suffered harm due to:
- Industrial plant explosions and fires
- Chemical burns
- Toxic fume and smoke inhalation
- OSHA violations
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Falls from a height
- Dangerous chemical exposure
- Slip and fall accidents
- Lack of protective equipment
Unsafe work conditions, safety violations, improper training and supervision, and failure to conduct regular inspections are at the heart of many accidents.
When it comes to fires, explosions, burns, and electrocution, common causes include faulty wiring, improper chemical storage, equipment malfunction, and inadequate control of ignition sources.
Slips, trips, and falls are one of the most common causes of all workplace accidents in Texas, including injuries at oil refineries and chemical plants. Falls from heights or on the same level occur from trip hazards, liquid or powder spills, defective scaffolding, a lack of fall protection, or inadequate lookout.
Do I Need to Prove Negligence After an Industrial Plant Accident in Texas?
If you are seeking workers’ compensation benefits, you do not need to prove anyone was negligent or at fault for your accident. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system that allows injured workers to recover guaranteed benefits after a workplace accident.
However, seeking compensation outside this system does require proving negligence. You are entitled to seek additional damages against a non-subscriber employer or a negligent third party. However, you must prove the party was negligent.
How Long Do I Have to File an Injury Lawsuit After an Industrial Plant Accident in Houston?
If you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, your accident must be reported to your employer within 30 days. You have a strict deadline of one year from your accident to file your formal workers’ compensation claim.
If you have grounds to sue a non-subscriber employer or a negligent third party, you have a two-year statute of limitations to file a lawsuit.
Contact a Houston Industrial Plant Injury Lawyer
After a serious industrial plant injury, you should not be faced with financial uncertainty. Call Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. today for the legal representation and support you need. Schedule a free consultation with a Houston industrial plant injury lawyer to discuss your case.