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Houston Workplace Accident Attorneys

You Have the Right to Work in a Safe Environment

All employees have the right to work in an environment where they feel safe, and where they don’t have to worry about getting injured or killed in an accident.

Employers have a responsibility to keep their offices and worksites free of hazards that can cause injury or illness, but sometimes they don’t always follow through.

Workplace accidents occur every day and violate regulations imposed by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), which can include using dangerous equipment, failing to train workers properly, or not following standard safety protocol.

If you or someone you love has been injured on the job, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation. Our Houston workplace accident attorneys are available to assess your situation and determine liability. At Farah Law, your health is our main priority.

Call us for a free consultation in English or Spanish at (888) 481-9359, or contact us online. We also offer same-day appointments because we understand your situation is dire and requires immediate assistance.

Common Types of Workplace Accidents & Injuries

More than 3 million workers were injured and 4,500 workers died from workplace accidents in 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While workplace injuries often occur after a single accident, many can take years for symptoms to appear as a result of prolonged movements or use.

Workplace accidents can also occur on and off work premises, workers can be injured while traveling or on the road.

And while many associate workplace accidents with the construction industry, which places its workers at higher risk of getting injured, they can even happen in everyday offices.

Examples Of Workplace Accidents:

  • Slip and falls: The most common type of workplace accident, slip and falls can happen on wet or slippery surfaces, such as on pavement during a rainy day or in the office after someone fails to clean up a liquid spill. Workers can also fall from working on ladders, scaffolding, and other platforms.
  • Collisions: Because car crashes are all too common, it’s easy for workers traveling or commercial truck drivers to get into an accident. Even forklift trucks can get into accidents on construction sites.
  • Being hit by falling objects: Though this type of injury is most common on construction sites, when flying debris or machinery can fall and injure workers, objects can also fall from shelves or out of cupboards in everyday offices.
  • Repetitive strain injuries: Workers who perform repetitive physical tasks, such as heavy lifting, can injure themselves over time and acquire repetitive strain injuries, or RSIs. Employers can prevent these types of injuries by providing ergonomic equipment like comfortable desks and chairs or hand trucks so workers don’t have to strain their bodies.

Workers can also acquire injuries from being electrocuted by hazardous wiring or burns from workplace fires and explosions. They can also become affected by diseases from exposure to toxic materials, such as asbestos.

Understanding Your Rights After a Workplace Accident

After experiencing a workplace accident, it's important to understand your rights and the legal options available to you. Our team of experienced workplace accident attorneys at Farah Law is dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities of personal injury law and seek the compensation you deserve.

Some important rights and considerations after a workplace accident include:

  • Seeking medical treatment and documenting your injuries
  • Reporting the accident to your employer and filing a workers' compensation claim
  • Understanding potential liability of third parties, such as equipment manufacturers or subcontractors
  • Consulting with an attorney to explore legal options for pursuing a personal injury claim

Our team is here to provide guidance, support, and aggressive representation to protect your rights and pursue the best possible outcome for your case.

How Our Lawyers Can Help You

Our attorneys are well-versed on state labor laws and OSHA regulations, which means we can assess your situation and determine who is at fault for your workplace injuries.

Workers have options when it comes to receiving financial assistance after an accident, such as workers’ compensation insurance or filing a lawsuit. Our team can help you learn more about your accident and provide you with options should you choose to move forward.

Over the years, we’ve recovered millions of dollars for injured victims after they’re acquired medical bills, lost wages or future earning capacity, property damage, and pain and suffering. We can also help you cover the costs of funerals and burials if you lost a loved one in a workplace accident.

We’re standing by if you need compassionate care and fierce advocacy during this dark and vulnerable time. Employers and insurance companies shouldn’t be let off the hook – they have a responsibility to keep their environments safe for you.

Ready to get back on your feet? Call our Houston workplace accident attorneys for representation in your case at (888) 481-9359. We offer free consultations.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are my rights if I've been injured in a workplace accident in Houston?

If you've been injured in a workplace accident in Houston, you have the right to seek medical treatment, report the accident to your employer, file a workers' compensation claim, and understand the potential liability of third parties. It's crucial to document your injuries and consult with a Houston workplace accident attorney to explore your legal options and ensure your rights are protected.

How can Farah Law help me after a workplace accident?

Farah Law can assist you by leveraging their knowledge of state labor laws and OSHA regulations to assess your situation and determine fault. They can guide you through the process of receiving financial assistance, whether through workers' compensation insurance or a lawsuit, and help you recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.

What should I do immediately after experiencing a workplace accident in Houston?

Immediately after a workplace accident in Houston, seek medical attention for any injuries and report the incident to your employer. Document all details related to the accident and your injuries. It's also advisable to contact a workplace accident attorney to discuss your rights and the possibility of filing a workers' compensation claim or personal injury lawsuit.