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Workplace Accidents

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Were You Seriously Injured On The Job?

There are entire federal and state agencies dedicated to creating and enforcing rules and regulations to keep workers safe, but no matter how many safety measures are introduced, reckless and negligent behavior will always pose a risk to people. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 500 workers were killed on the job in Texas, nearly 200 more than the next state on the list. In fact, Texas has sat at the top of the list of most workplace deaths in the nation 11 times between 2001 and 2014.

If you were seriously injured while at work, you may be able to file a lawsuit to fight for the compensation you need to pay off any medical bills or cover damages you may have incurred. Our workplace injury lawyers at Fleming, Nolen & Jez have dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of injured victims, and are committed to providing each new client we accept with the knowledgeable legal representation they require to move on to the next phase of their lives. Contact us today to begin planning out your next steps.

Common Workplace Injuries

Depending on what industry you work in, you may need to worry about different types of injuries. However, some of the most common types of workplace injuries include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Stress on the body from repetitive motion
  • Injuries from heavy lifting
  • Explosions
  • Malfunctioning equipment
  • Electrocution
  • Toxic or chemical exposure
  • Injuries caused by a lack of safety precautions and/or safety equipment
  • Injuries caused by insufficient training

 

Slips, trips, and falls are some of the most common types of workplace injuries. This includes workers who: 

  • Slipped on an icy, oily, or wet floor
  • Tripped due to unprotected sides or holes, poor lighting, or clutter 
  • Fell off ladders, roofs, or skyscraper construction areas

It’s important to know what to do after falling on your back. Even when your injuries seem minor, they could have lasting consequences. You would also need to consider contacting an experienced lawyer.

Do You Have a Potential Case or Question?

At Fleming, Nolen & Jez, our personal injury and mass tort lawyers have dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of injured victims throughout the United States. If you were seriously injured through the negligence or wrongdoing of a company or another person, you may be able to file a lawsuit to secure the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to speak with one of our specialists to review your case information.