Fires & Explosions
In the last five years, 10 percent of oil and gas production fatalities were caused by fire and gas explosions. Even though this sector employs less than one percent of the U.S. workforce, these accidents are more common than they should be. You will want an industrial accident attorney with extensive experience to represent your case.
Electrocution most often occurs in the construction and utility sectors. Even if it doesn’t result in death, it can be a harrowing experience. This type of accident often occurs because of an overlooked job site hazard.
Toxic Chemical Exposure
In today’s work environments, there are few employment situations that are excluded from the risk of toxic chemical exposure. However, cases are usually most severe in factories, mines, or refineries that are not equipped with proper ventilation or whose protective gear is inadequate. Workers’ compensation may be able to cover your losses, but if it does not, you may have a civil case.
Accidents Involving Heavy Machinery
Heavy machinery accidents commonly result from the operation of a defective or improperly maintained piece of equipment, but they may also result from a lack of adequate training or supervision. If you have been injured in this type of accident, you should not have to suffer from the serious health problems that may result without the compensation you’ve earned through your hard work.
Scaffolding is a great tool for urban construction job sites, but if it is improperly built or uses subpar materials, the resulting structure can be extremely dangerous. Collapses injure even the most conscientious of workers.
Accidents from Flying Objects and Debris
Flying or falling objects are the cause of nearly 70% of all injuries to the eye in industrial settings. Flying objects and debris can result in complicated and serious injuries that require long-term medical support.
Seek Legal Aid
The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970 was enacted into law to establish strict standards and occupational health and safety training programs designed to protect Americans in the workplace. Moore Law Firm has handled work-related injuries resulting from OSHA violations, safety rule violations, and other forms of negligence. We care about the clients we represent, which is why our consultations are always free. Call us today to learn more about your options.