Hurt at Work
Countless construction, industrial, offshore oil rig, oilfield, manufacturing, and refinery employees are killed or injured as a result of the reckless action of their employer, a coworker, or another organization. Many risky circumstances for injury and death arise due to the nature of a work environment.
Industrial and manufacturing plant accident injuries commonly are due to falls from ladders and scaffolding, crane accidents, toxic chemical exposures, asbestos exposures, falls from roofs, falls in holes without guarding or barricades, electrocutions, lack of catch nets, back injury due to heavy lifting, and personal injuries from being hit by falling objects in refineries, warehouses, and construction sites.
Many other workers are injured while using defective or dangerous products including scaffolding, cranes, power tools derricks, hoists, conveyors, woodworking tools, ladders, winches, trucks, graters, scraper, tractors, bulldozers, forklifts, as well as many other types of equipment found at or near industrial, refinery and factory workers. Such accidents should be investigated by our certified work injury lawyer.
Construction Site Injuries
Industrial Injuries & Exposure
Offshore Rig Injuries
If you were hurt in an offshore oil rig accident, you may be eligible to compensation under the Jones Act. To secure full compensation, you should talk with an marine lawyer specialist. We have the significant knowledge required to represent employees wounded on offshore rigs.
The oil and gas industry is the most dangerous in the country when it comes to catastrophic and fatal accidents. If you or a loved one were seriously injured or tragically killed in an oilfield accident or explosion, your company and its legal team will do everything in their power to avoid liability and pay you and your family as little as possible for your injuries and losses—regardless of what they tell you. Get an oilfield injury lawyer to protect your interests.
Our railroad accident lawyer works for the rights of injured railroad employees in Texas and nationwide, including those who operate on the railroad, build or repair rails, maintain trains, or handle freight. Working on the railways has always been a dangerous occupation. In acknowledgment of the hazards, railroad personnel who are harmed are afforded particular protection under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Despite the precise rights stipulated by FELA, we know that railway workers frequently face barriers to medical treatment and just compensation.
When to Hire a Work Injury Lawyer
A work accident attorney should hire a private investigator to start interviewing witnesses of the accident. That law firm should also research the ownership of the facility and the names and position of authority and responsibility of all parties involved. The accident lawyer should then write or contact the companies and demand access to the facility and obtain a written agreement that the evidence or accident site in question be preserved until it has been inspected by the injured parties attorneys and engineers.
The quicker an attorney gets involved the better. Time can sometimes be our worst enemy in industrial accident cases. Workplaces change, workers move and memories often fade.
Experienced Work Injury Lawyer with Results
Although every case is different, David Willis is proud of the results he has obtained for victims of workplace injuries. A sample of his work injury lawsuits include:
$3,520,000 Industrial Accident – Wrongful Death from Ethylene Oxide Exposure
Willis’ client was working for an electrical contractor assigned to work in a refinery in Beaumont, Texas. While working in the plant basement for months, the worker was exposed to large amounts of ethylene oxide causing severe sensory nerve damage and death. Personal injury lawyer David Willis filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the plant owner and operator. They settled for $3.52 million after ferocious litigation. Expenses $34,372, Attorneys’ Fees $1,208,000, Net to Clients $2,277,628
$2,780,000 Scaffolding Collapse – Brain Damage
Willis’ client was an independent contractor hired to work as a lighting engineer on a film. The client was about 25 feet from the pavement, standing on the third section of scaffolds when they started to slide out and fall over. He fell to the pavement below, suffering irreversible brain damage. The client would never work again. David Willis sued the scaffolding rental company. Our case settled for $2.78 million. Expenses $26,358, Attorneys’ Fees $1.11 Million, Net to Client $1.64 Million