Our law firm represents English- and Spanish-speaking individuals who have been injured on the job, including workers at chemical, construction and industrial sites.
Millions of Texans share in the dignity of a hard day’s work. Unfortunately, when times get tough, some employers seek to cut corners when it comes to the safety of their employees. All too often, negligent training, negligent safety measures or a general indifference to the health and safety of others by employers, contractors, business owners or fellow employees leads to workplace injury accidents.
Workplace accidents cost individual Texans dearly. The damage to hardworking Texans is especially harmful in the chemical, construction and industrial arenas throughout major cities, like Houston, and nearby coastal communities. In the factory, the refinery and at the construction site, workplace accidents can result in debilitating injuries. The most severe of accidents can result in amputations, serious burns, broken bones, concussions and, in some terrible cases, even death. An experienced workplace injury lawyer in Houston, TX, for example, may be needed to help ensure a victim and his or her family is properly compensated.
Workplace injuries can be caused by many different types of hazardous equipment malfunctions or other safety failures. Chemical spills, ignition accidents, trenching collapses, crane failures and other industrial accidents on the job are all too familiar hazards in the workplace. Workers also can suffer broken, crushed or mangled limbs, as well as broken bones throughout their body. Workplace injuries also may arise from exposure to chemicals and pollutants like benzene, which can cause cancers such as leukemia and can be life-threatening.
Workplace accidents merit a prompt and strong response on an injured worker’s behalf. The goal is to secure fair and adequate financial compensation for their pain and suffering, for their lost present and future wages, and for their medical expenses.
To gain a recovery, an injured worker may benefit from an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who understands employment law and what it means for hurting workers.
In Texas we are fortunate to benefit from the hard work of our Hispanic community. Many injured workers and families who need legal help are Hispanic. Unfortunately, the troubling truth is that more Hispanic workers are being injured and killed in the workplace, even though worker deaths overall have actually dropped, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many such injuries at work are attributable to the fact that some employers fail to train Spanish speaking workers properly. This failure by employers can be the basis for a workplace injury claim.
We are a Houston-based bilingual law firm that readily helps Hispanic clients with their legal needs. Whether English- or Spanish-speaking, victims looking for a workplace injury attorney in Houston, Galveston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin or anywhere in Texas are encouraged to contact our firm for help.
Though we as Texans take great pride in our hard work and the strong companies that call Texas home, each Texas worker has the right to work in a job that will not cause debilitating or catastrophic injury. When, for example, a Galveston employer sets you to work in an unsafe place, with unsafe tools and without providing safety training to your fellow workers, a workplace injury lawyer in Houston, TX, can go to work for you.
If you have been injured on the job and are looking for a workplace injury attorney in Houston, Galveston, Houston, San Antonio, or anywhere in Texas, please contact a workplace accidents attorney at Herbert & McClelland LLP.