Injured In An Industrial Accident
If you’re injured in an industrial accident, it’s important to speak to a Richmond industrial accident lawyer right away. No matter how minor your injury may seem now, you could face physical, mental, and financial issues in the long run. An experienced lawyer can help you receive compensation, whether it be through workers’ compensation benefits or a personal injury lawsuit.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 2.7 per 100 full-time workers are injured annually. Unfortunately, not all of these people receive support for their injuries. Workers are sometimes misled into thinking they’re undeserving or ineligible for compensation. At Vendt Accident Attorneys, we’re committed to investigating your accident to ensure you get the justice you deserve.
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What Are Industrial Accidents?
An industrial accident is an accident that injures someone in the course of their work. There are various types of industrial accidents, including machinery malfunctions, chemical spills, structural collapses on construction sites, and much more. Though certain workplaces present a higher risk of industrial accidents, they can really happen to anyone in any line of work.
Being injured in an industrial accident can have a very negative impact on your health and quality of life. You could suffer the loss of a limb, loss of mobility, brain damage, blindness, and other life-altering injuries.
Some people don’t get the compensation they need from industrial accidents due to the complexity surrounding them. Many injured workers miss their chance to apply for workers’ compensation benefits, while others may assume they wouldn’t be eligible for a personal injury lawsuit.
Seeking legal representation right away is essential to getting compensation for your medical expenses and your physical and mental suffering.
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Call Our Richmond Industrial Accidents Lawyer Today
Don’t let your chance for financial recovery slip away. Our Richmond industrial accident lawyer will assess your case honestly and precisely and help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve. Everyone deserves a fair chance. And we are here to provide you with the legal assistance necessary to get you there. You just need to offer us the case details, and we can begin fighting for you today. Contact us today for a consultation.
Why Hire a Richmond Industrial Accidents Lawyer?
When you choose us as your Richmond industrial accidents attorney, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands. With our expertise and knowledge of workplace safety laws and regulations, we can confidently investigate the cause of your accident and determine liability.
Our experience in handling industrial accident cases in Richmond gives us the ability to expertly navigate the complexities of both workers’ compensation and personal injury claims. You can count on us to be strong advocates for you, whether we’re dealing with insurance companies or employers.
Services Offered by Vendt Accident Attorneys
With Vendt Accident Attorneys, you can receive a free initial consultation to assess your case from an experienced Texas industrial accidents attorney. If you choose to proceed with us, we’ll perform a rigorous investigation of the accident site, gather evidence, and identify responsible parties.
We collaborate with industry experts to acquire evidence for your case, including accident reconstruction specialists and safety engineers. To ensure the best possible outcome for you, we’ll analyze workers’ compensation benefits and additional avenues for compensation, such as third-party liability claims. We’ll also represent you in any negotiations with insurance companies and employers, or litigation if necessary.
Common Types of Industrial Accidents
An industrial accident doesn’t have to be catastrophic to be considered worthy of compensation. Everything from explosions to slipping and falling can cause an injury that affects your quality of life. Here are a few common types of industrial accidents that you can pursue damages for:
- Construction site accidents, including falls, scaffolding collapses, or crane accidents
- Machinery or equipment malfunctions causing injuries
- Chemical spills or toxic exposure incidents
- Fires or explosions in industrial settings
- Electrical accidents or electrocutions
Establishing Liability in Industrial Accident Cases
In industrial accident cases, it’s important to establish liability. The Vendt Accident Attorneys team knows how to collect all crucial information to determine who’s at fault and why. Our attorneys may conclude that your injury was caused by employer negligence, product liability, and/or premises liability.
- Employer negligence
when an employer causes harm by behaving carelessly or otherwise failing to act reasonably or ethically.
- Premises liability
when a claim arises due to unsafe conditions on someone’s property causing an injury.
- Product liability
when parties that make products, such as manufacturers and suppliers, are held responsible for an injury caused by that product.
To prove employer negligence, your Texas industrial accident lawyer may seek out evidence like accident reports, maintenance records, safety protocols, or employee testimonies. Experienced lawyers like those at Vendt Accident Attorneys can also identify responsible parties, such as employers, equipment manufacturers, contractors, or property owners, and file claims against them.
Compensation in Industrial Accident Cases
When you’re injured in an industrial accident, you have several compensation options. There are workers’ compensation benefits, which typically reimburse medical expenses and a portion of lost wages caused by your injury. Depending on the nature of your injury, you could also be eligible for disability benefits and/or vocational rehabilitation.
You can also pursue additional compensation through personal injury claims against liable third parties. Unlike the options listed above, this type of claim allows you to recover damages for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of quality of life.
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Find a Richmond industrial accident lawyer you can trust with Vendt Accident Attorneys. Our attorneys have the expertise and experience required to build your case and pursue the compensation you deserve. Whether you need help navigating workers’ compensation or intend on filing a personal injury lawsuit, we’ll go above and beyond to advocate for you.
If you’d like a free consultation from an expert industrial accidents attorney, please contact us by calling 832-276-9474 , emailing email@example.com, or completing our web form. You can also come to our office in Richmond at 1104 Thompson Rd.
Don’t miss out on compensation that could help you with the physical, mental, and financial impact of your injury. Seek legal representation from a professional attorney today.
Who Do We Represent?
We are industrial accident attorneys in Richmond, Texas. We represent industrial accidents due to someone else’s negligence. We aim to help you get justice from the negligent party and receive compensatory damages for your suffering.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Should I file a workers' compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit?
Workers’ compensation, an insurance program managed by the State of Texas, provides both pay and medical benefits to workers who sustain a work-related illness or injury. For you to access these benefits, your employer must offer workers’ compensation insurance.
A major difference between workers’ comp and personal injury cases is that the latter is based on fault. Since no fault has to be proven when filing a workers’ comp claim, workers usually receive compensation for damages faster. However, you can only claim damages for specific areas. Unlike workers’ comp, a personal injury lawsuit allows you to pursue compensation for things like physical and mental suffering.
What is the statute of limitations for filing a claim for an industrial accident injury?
Texas law requires plaintiffs to bring an industrial accident lawsuit no later than two years from the date of the accident. If you intend to file a workers’ compensation claim, you must report your injury to your employer within 30 days.
Are there resources to learn about my workplace safety rights and employer responsibilities?
If you have any other questions, please reach out to an industrial accident lawyer at Vendt Accident Attorneys.