Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA), employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. All too often, however, employers circumvent safety rules and regulations – resulting in disastrous industrial accidents.
For example, in 2017, there were a total of 5,147 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States. This equated to 3.5 fatal injuries per full-time industrial worker. Incidents ranged from falls, to transportation accidents, to workplace violence, and other injuries occasioned by people and animals.
Given the broad issues of causation and fault stemming from these incidents, it is important that anyone who has been injured in an industrial accident (or lost a loved on in an industrial accident) contact a trial attorney who is experienced in this complex area of the law.
The trial lawyers at Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison Jones have handled scores of industrial accident cases over the last few decades. Importantly, they have both the experience and the financial resources to thoroughly investigate and pursue your claim. These cases often take a long time to reach resolution. They can involve many parties, many expert witnesses, and can require millions of pages of document discovery. Nonetheless, the Harrison Davis trial team is up to the task.
Experienced and Resourceful Texas Industrial Accident Lawyers
Harrison Davis Trial Lawyers have extensive experience handling industrial accident claims throughout Texas, including the areas in and around Beaumont, Dallas, Waco, Irving, Ft. Worth and Austin. Our trial lawyers can represent you in all types of workplace incident or wrongful death claims, including those arising from the following types of industrial accidents:
Falls from high places:
- including missing railings, improperly maintained railings, or faulty scaffolding
- faulty wiring, failure to cut off power prior to performing work, improper grounding
- punch presses, assembly lines, drill presses, forklift incidents, and other accidents from heavy machinery
Power tool accident:
- injury or death from defective or improperly maintained power tools
- improper training, inadequate storage, maintenance, and use of toxic substances, exposure to chemicals without proper safety equipment, inadequate remedial equipment (such as eye washes)
Hazardous waste material accidents:
- including spills and remediation, improper storage, improper transportation, and improper disposal
Industrial vehicle accidents:
- equipment malfunction, lack of proper safety equipment, untrained driver
Exposure to radiation:
- improper safety gear and/or warning systems, improper training, inadequate remedial equipment on-site
Exposure to extreme temperatures:
- inadequate or faulty sensors in place, nonworking thermometers, inadequate ventilation
Caught between moving objects:
- improperly trained operators, inadequately safety training, lack of training on post-incident protocols
Conveyor belt injury:
- improper braking mechanisms, improperly maintained equipment, inadequate training
- per se violations of safety regulations enacted by the government to keep workers safe