Common Industrial Accidents
Industrial work is dangerous, yet necessary to run society as we know it today. No one understands this more than the Houston law firm of Hector Longoria PC, which deals with clients from Houston, Texas, which is one of the more successful modern industrial centers of the United States. As such, there are many common industrial accidents that result in serious injuries.
Working in a warehouse, on a construction site, at a chemical plant or at an oil refinery can sometimes lead to a worker experiencing devastating injuries or even death. Most of the time, the workers stay safe, thanks to a network of state and federal laws, as well as company policies aimed to protect the workers. But sometimes accidents happen, or workers may be exposed to risks that no one yet knows about or understands. Other times, companies simply don’t care if their workers get hurt or sick. And on a few unfortunate occasions, a company decides that it’s simply cheaper to replace an injured or dead worker rather than keep an existing worker safe.
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Regardless of the employer’s culpability with respect to a worker’s injury, the worker is now injured and out of work. At best, the injuries are minor and fully covered by insurance, with a minimal or drop in income for the worker and his or her family during recovery. In other situations, the injuries are far more serious, such as life-threatening cancer due to exposure to toxins or chemicals or severe injury as a result of a scaffolding collapse, explosion or defective work equipment.
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Hector Longoria is a Houston industrial accident lawyer that understand how horrible these workplace injuries can be and what physical and psychological effect they can have not only on the worker, but his or her family. He also knows what kind of roadblocks companies and insurance companies can put up to prevent a worker from getting what he or she deserves. He is ready to help any industrial worker who has been hurt on the job and whose employer has failed to provide the required protection and compensation the industrial worker is legally entitled to.