The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has set guidelines
and protocols that all employers must abide to in order to create a safe
working environment for employees. As a worker, you have the right to
perform your daily tasks while feeling safe. No worker should have to
show up at work and wonder if it’s the day they’ll be seriously
injured or killed. Unfortunately, even if employers try their best to
avoid obstacles, accidents can still happen in the workplace. If you’ve
been injured on the job, you may be able to seek financial compensation
for your injuries. Our El Paso workplace accident lawyers have decades
of experience helping injured victims recover and can assess your situation
in a free consultation. We use our resources and knowledge to determine
liability and hold guilty parties responsible for the harm they’ve caused.
Farah Law is here to stand by your side during a challenging time.
Call us for a free consultation in English or Spanish at
(915) 233-4297, or
contact us online. We strive to place your well-being first above all else, and are ready
to listen to your story.
Common Types of Workplace Accidents
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 3 million workers
were injured and 4,500 workers died from workplace accidents in 2013.
Workplace accidents are often associated with dangerous industries, like
construction, where debris is falling and heavy machinery can injure a
worker quickly, but workplace accidents can happen in any environment.
Workers can even be injured in a typical office space. There are a variety
of accidents that can occur, but our team has seen several common accidents
associated with the workplace.
Common accidents that occur on the job include:
Slip and falls: For construction workers, slip and fall hazards are a constant
presence, as workers can easily fall from heights off scaffolding or trip
over an obstacle on the ground. Everyday office workers can also slip
and fall over wet or slippery surfaces, uneven or torn carpeting, and
on stairs if they’re uneven or lack protective railing. Even something
as seemingly minor as poor lighting can cause someone to trip. Slip and
fall accidents often result in broken bones and can even cause catastrophic
injuries like spinal cord injuries and head trauma.
Collisions: Car accidents can be considered workplace accidents if workers
are on the job. This can include delivery vehicle drivers who are injured
while making deliveries, or construction workers driving forklifts. Car
accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries in the United States.
Being hit by falling objects: Construction workers have to wear helmets
and protective clothing when they’re on worksites to avoid injuries
from falling debris, but office workers can be injured by falling objects,
too. Workers can be injured by objects that fall out of cabinets and off
Repetitive strain injuries: Not all workplace injuries are the result of
a one-time accident. Repetitive strain injuries appear over time from
workers making the same movements that create injuries while working.
An example is developing carpal tunnel over time after using a non-ergonomic
keyboard for years, or suffering from back injuries from bending over
boxes every day.
Other workplace accidents can involve exposure to toxic substances. While
construction workers are more at risk of inhaling unsafe substances and
chemicals, office workers can also be exposed to things like asbestos,
which is still found in older buildings.
How Our Lawyers Help
At Farah Law, we know our state and federal labor laws and OSHA regulations,
so we can determine whether your accident was caused by negligence. We’re
undaunted by the possibility of going up against large insurance companies
and powerful employers – if our clients are injured, they deserve
justice. We also have the resources of an established law firm needed
to thoroughly investigate accident scenes and collect solid evidence to
Our team has recovered millions of dollars for clients who have been injured.
While you may feel overwhelmed by your mounting bills, we can help you
cover the costs through settlements or verdicts. Damages we can recover
include medical bills like surgeries and X-rays, medications, and physical
therapy, as well as lost wages or future earning capacity, pain and suffering,
and property damage. We’re standing by if you need compassionate
care and fierce advocacy during this dark and vulnerable time.
Call our El Paso workplace accident attorneys today at
(915) 233-4297 if you need dedicated legal representation. Get started quickly following
your accident so your recovery process isn’t stalled.