PERSONAL INJURY

Plant, Factory, Warehouse and Refinery Accidents

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 25th, 2015

Plant, Factory, Warehouse and Refinery Accident Lawyer in Dallas

Accidents which occur at plants, refineries, warehouses and factories can lead to a variety of injuries. The victims of those injuries may be able to collect compensation for their losses through a personal injury lawsuit.

The compensation which an injured party may seek can include the following types of damages:

  • Medical treatment & expenses.
  • Loss of wages & future income.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Any other types of financial losses directly related to the accident.

The injured worker might seek to pursue compensation for his or her injuries from both the employer, as well as third parties that might be responsible such as the manufacturer of any industrial equipment or power tools, etc.

Unsafe Working Conditions

Refineries, factories, and plants play important roles in energy production as well as being one of the main sources of jobs in Texas. Unfortunately, these facilities do not always exercise safe operating practices which can lead to serious accidents.

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Does NOT Mean You're Going to Trial

Submitted by jrlaw on Dec 11th, 2014

Settling a Wrongful Death Case Out of Court

Filing a wrongful death lawsuit comes with its challenges, with one of these being whether or not you should pursue the case to trial.

Many people who have gone through such a tragedy do not want a dragged out court case. Luckily, these cases almost never require an actual court trial.

Why Even File a Lawsuit?

If you have a family member who was killed as a result of someone’s negligence, it’s your right and responsibility to ensure that justice is served and your family is taken care of. Holding the liable party (or parties) responsible through a wrongful death claim can have many positive consequences. Not only can it compensate your family for the loss you've suffered, it may lead to better safety standards or the installation of laws which tighten regulations in order to stop similar occurrences from happening. 

In addition, the compensation that you’ll get from winning a wrongful death lawsuit can go a long way in helping with the following

Crane Accidents

Submitted by jrlaw on Oct 27th, 2014

Texas Cran Accident Injury AttorneyCrane accidents in Texas are serious incidents usually occurring in or near constructions sites. The majority of crane accidents occur as the result of a succession of unfortunate events, so filing an accurate claim against the correct parties can be a complex task.

Causes and Prevention

There are many events that may come into the picture to cause a crane collapse or another type of crane-related accident. Some of those events include but are not limited to:

  • Operator error
  • Oversight
  • Mechanical issues
  • Bad luck (yes, this is also a possibility though probably more remote than the others)

It is possible to prevent crane accidents if everyone makes safety a priority. It’s important for employers and workers to engage in effective safety measures throughout every aspect of the job. If an employer fails to properly train a worker, the employer could be found liable for a resulting accident.

Crane Accident Causes and Statistics

According to OSHA, the leading causes of crane accidents are:

Grease Gun Injury Lawyer

Submitted by jrlaw on Oct 20th, 2014

Grease guns are special tools used in certain industries to deliver grease to moving parts. They typically have a disposable grease cartridge; however, it’s not uncommon for these devices to be filled manually as well. Grease guns may be operated manually or electrically, and may be lever-operated, pneumatic, battery operated or trigger operated.

Grease Gun Accidents

Grease Gun Injection Injury LawsuitBecause of the high pressure that’s needed to deliver grease to the appropriate parts, the possibility of getting injured is present, and such an injury can have devistation results. Injuries typically affect the non-dominant hand, but can affect whole limbs, the abdomen, and more.

Most individuals who sustain these kinds of injuries are (generally) males working in an industry setting. Some victims have been known to initially ignore their injuries, passing them off an inconsequential. With time though, these injuries can develop into severe swellings affecting the whole limb. In addition, some people also develop burns because of the composition of the grease. It’s estimated that 30 to 40 percent of grease gun injuries end up in amputation of whole limbs if the victim doesn’t seek treatment in a timely manner.

Roofing Work Accidents & Roofer Injuries

Submitted by jrlaw on Sep 25th, 2014

Texas Roof Fall Accident LawyerTexas roofers spend hundreds, if not thousands of hours standing on ladders or roofs repairing or replacing roofs, shingles, balconies, guardrails and air conditioning equipment. Every year, more than 150,000 individuals are injured as a result of roofing accidents.

These accidents can have serious consequences, some of which can be life-threatening and make it hard for an individual to resume normal functioning.

Roofing-related injuries include:

  • Spinal injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Lacerations
  • Chemical burns
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Torso injury
  • Sprains

Roofers use heavy tools to carry out their tasks. This puts them at risk of being injured by these tools as well. Faulty equipment or power surges can all cause serious traumatic injuries on a person. In some cases, the employer may be at fault for failing to maintain these tools in order to keep them safe for employees.

Power Line Accidents (Electrocution & Serious Shock Injury)

Submitted by jrlaw on Sep 23rd, 2014

Injuries and Fatalities Resulting from Power Line Accidents

Power line accidents are a serious danger among Texas utility workers, but unfortunately, they are not the only ones who can suffer from these types of accidents. Because of their occasional proximity to power lines, these types of accidents can also happen to roofers, tree trimmers, construction workers, and other similar professions. Power line accidents often result in serious injury and even death.

Construction Trench Collapse Accidents

Submitted by jrlaw on Sep 18th, 2014

Sometimes construction projects require the use of trenches for routine installations of electrical conduits, sewers, footings, or the need to gain access to various underground structures. It is obvious to those in the industry that trenches are extremely dangerous work areas that require implementation of additional safety precautions in order to avoid preventable accidents. Unfortunately, these type of work accidents still occur far too often.

How Much Does It Cost to File a Lawsuit in Texas?

Submitted by jrlaw on Aug 5th, 2014

The cost of filing a lawsuit can vary depending on the jurisdiction as well as the type of lawsuit you're looking to file. Since our firm is a personal injury law firm, we will discuss the cost of a personal injury lawsuit in Texas.

Cost of Filing a Lawsuit in TXWhen many people think about hiring a lawyer, their first thought is cost. Fortunately, with personal injury lawsuits you never have to pay anything up front. The injured victim does not assume any financial risk (no lie!). You literally only pay your attorney if and when your case is won.

All personal injury lawyers offer free telephone consultations, so take advantage of this! Take time to call several personal injury law firms in order to assess which lawyers have relevant experience and enough time to provide your case the attention it deserves.

The Truth About Lawsuits - An Easy Way to Get Rich?

Submitted by jrlaw on Jul 11th, 2014

There are many misconceptions when it comes to how lawsuits work.

Can I Get Rich From a Lawsuit?Many people unfortunately have this idea that lawsuits are an easy way to get rich. Filing a lawsuit is a last-resort option when it comes to a personal injury or wrongful death, and taking a case to court can be very stressful, confusing, and incredibly complex. Today we’ll look at some of the reasons why you shouldn’t think of a lawsuit as a winning lottery ticket.

Gathering Evidence After a Personal Injury Accident

Submitted by jrlaw on Jun 26th, 2014

Gathering Evidence After an Injury AccidentThe evidence gathering involved in a personal injury claim is a very important part of the entire case. In order to make sure you have a strong case, it is important to know what evidence is necessary and how to go about securing that evidence.  The evidence in the case will be the determining factor in whether an injured party wins or loses his/her claim.

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