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Workplace Accidents

Barnes Law Firm in Houston, Texas handles workplace accidents and work-related injuries as well as workers’ compensation claims, third party claims, and related defective-product liability claims.

On-the-job injuries are injuries that occur while a worker is performing his or her job activities, regardless of the industry or the type of job. Workers throughout the state of Texas are often exposed to dangerous conditions in the workplace. These dangerous conditions can subject workers to sustain on-the-job injuries. Sometimes, dangerous conditions may be the fault of a third party. The Texas workers’ compensation laws do not prevent an injured employee from suing third parties that are responsible for their injuries; this also includes manufacturers of products that are defective.

When a work-related accident or workplace injury happens to a Houston, Texas worker, Barnes Law Firm can provide the legal options available at a free initial consultation. Serious personal injuries which result from explosions, unsafe conditions, malfunctioning equipment or machinery may include burn injuries, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other types of injuries that can occur in the workplace and significantly change an employee’s future ability to make a living. Other workplace accidents or work-related dangers can also cause less serious injuries such as backaches, neck aches, joint pain, cuts and bruises, and muscle sprains, however, even these minor injuries can cause extreme financial difficulty for employees by causing a loss of wages from being out of work.

If you have been injured in a workplace accident or sustained a workplace injury, and would like to know if there is a possible claim which you may assert to receive compensation for your injuries, contact Barnes Law Firm. A workplace accident or injury can involve various areas of the law which can often involve more than one party and become very complex. A workplace accident or injury will require a careful analysis of the facts by an experienced attorney.

Common Causes of Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Some of the most common causes of workplace accidents and injuries are:

  • dangerous or unsafe conditions
  • exposure to toxic chemicals
  • exposure to environmental waste hazards
  • work-related transportation accidents
  • falling objects
  • negligent and intentional acts
  • slips and falls
  • electrocutions and electrical accidents
  • failure of employers to provide proper safety equipment
  • crane accidents and falls from lifts , scaffolding, and ladders
  • dangerous or defective products in the workplace
  • defective machinery or malfunctioning equipment related accidents
  • traumas from contact with heavy objects
  • fires & explosions
  • third party or employer negligence claims

Some of the most common workplace or work-related injuries for office employees are:

  • carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries
  • sick building syndrome
  • exposure to toxic chemicals
  • lead poisoning
  • toxic mold exposure
  • slips and falls
  • lung disease – asbestosis

If you or a loved one have been the victim of a workplace accident or suffered a workplace injury or work related illness, you may be entitled to substantial monetary damages.

Texas workers injured at the workplace may be entitled to recover medical expenses as a result of a workplace injury. Any medical expenses related to, or as a result of the workplace accident or injury such as emergency care, hospital bills, doctor bills, prescriptions or medications, rehabilitative or physical therapy, home health care and all other related medical expenses, as well as any future medical expenses you may reasonably expect to incur.

Workers injured at the workplace may be entitled to recover for physical pain & suffering sustained as a result of a workplace injury including, lost wages, mental anguish, emotional distress, out of pocket expenses, loss of consortion, benefits or other compensation, as well as any losses for future earning capacity, and the future diminishment for the enjoyment of life.

Workers injured at the workplace may also be entitled to recover for punitive damages. There are some cases where the facts and circumstances warrant or allow for injured workers to collect punitive damages.

If you have been injured at the workplace, contact Barnes Law Firm for a free case evaluation. Your employer and the workers’ compensation system also have an interest in compensating you as little as possible. Let workplace accident & injury attorneys at Barnes Law Firm help you to get the full and fair compensation you are entitled to for your workplace injury.

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Barnes Law Firm works strictly on a contingent fee basis and advances all upfront costs of a case including the investigation, case development, litigation, expert witnesses and court costs. Those expenses, in addition to our fee, are deducted from the ultimate recovery. And if we are not successful in a recovery in your case, we absorb all costs and charge no fee.