Unsafe Work Conditions Attorneys in The Woodlands Getting You Maximum Compensation for Your Workplace Injury or Illness
Employees must safely perform their jobs and carry out daily duties without the risk of getting hurt or seriously injured. Hazardous conditions on the job create unsafe working conditions that lead to thousands of worker injuries every year. Some examples include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Crashes and collisions with heavy machinery or other objects
- Contact with objects and equipment
- Overexertion injuries and repetitive stress
- Fire and explosions
- Inhaling toxic fumes
Unexpected workplace injuries take a severe financial toll on a person, mainly when injuries cause long-term pain, suffering, or chronic illness. Morgan Bourque Attorney at Law, helps injured employees recover damages and seek compensation from a workplace accident.
If you feel like an employer or business failed to create a safe work environment, it’s time to contact our attorneys to see how we can help.
What are Examples of Unsafe Working Conditions?
Risky work practices often lead to unsafe working conditions that threaten employees’ health and safety. A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cites that approximately one million people suffer a slip, trip, and fall injury annually.
More than 17,000 people die because of these workplace injuries. There are many ways employers create unsafe working conditions, including:
- Leaving debris, water, or slippery substances on floors
- Exposing employees to chemical or other hazardous materials
- Failing to train employees on safety procedures
- Failing to maintain personal protective equipment
- Allowing the use of defective tools or equipment
- Failing to have safety guards in-place
- Maintaining unsanitary working conditions that increase illness
Employers that don’t engage in safety standards are violating federal and state laws.
What are the Top Workplace Injuries?
The three leading workplace injuries that result in emergency room visits include contact with objects and equipment, overexertion and bodily reaction, and falls, slips, and trips without a fall, according to cdc.gov.
While workplace accidents are more prevalent in high-risk industries like construction and manufacturing, incidents can happen anywhere. When employers don’t have proper safety measures in place, some examples of workplace injuries include:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Accidents involving moving machinery or employees getting caught in machinery
- Onsite vehicle-related accidents
- Burns and other damage related to fire and explosions
- Repetitive stress and overexertion injuries
Workplace injuries can result in lost wages, physical injuries, mental health issues, and more. There are physical and financial injuries involved in getting hurt on the job, and Morgan Bourque Attorney at Law, and our experienced attorneys will help you file a lawsuit and get your life back.
What Are My Legal Rights in a Workplace Accident?
Texas employers are required by law to provide a safe working environment free from hazards and other unsafe conditions. Employees could take legal action after a workplace accident if an employer failed to create a risk-free atmosphere.
Despite what many people think, workers’ compensation is not the only option for recourse after a workplace accident. Texas employers are not required to carry coverage, and the payout only covers the bare minimum when they do. The bare minimum will not cover future lost wages, long-term medical treatment, or other injury or illness-related expenses.
When you engage our attorneys to review your workplace accident case, Morgan Bourque Attorney at Law, will prove that your employer owed you a standard duty of care and that your injuries directly resulted from an accident or incident at work.
How Can an Attorney Help Me After a Workplace Accident?
Texas employers don’t have to pay employees their full salary even if an injury or illness was caused by an accident at work. We protect employee rights after a traumatic workplace accident.
Injured employees face expensive medical costs, treatment, recovery time, and lost wages, among other things. While you focus on getting better, we help you file a lawsuit and manage your case.
We aim to fight for maximum compensation so you can take care of your immediate financial and health needs and the future. Losing your job due to a disability or long-term illness can impact your physical and mental health and your bank account.
There is limited time to act after a Texas workplace injury or illness, so contact Morgan Bourque Attorney at Law, today to get results in your potential case. Schedule your consultation and speak with one of our experienced lawyers: 713-766-3733.