Injured in a Work-Related Accident?
More than any other workplace setting, industrial facilities are most likely
to have conditions that are ripe for accidents that cause serious injuries
Accidents can occur in industrial facilities such as the following:
- Gas & Oil Refineries
- Petrochemical Plants
- Construction Sites
- Factories & Mines
Though federal and state statutes provide for safe working conditions for
employees, every year thousands of American workers are injured or killed
in factory fires, mine collapses, construction accidents, and by exposure
to toxic chemicals. Workers are killed and injured by falls, electrocutions,
crane accidents, and injuries sustained while operating dangerous equipment. When workers
are injured in such accidents, an
industrial accident lawyer can bring a claim that targets the responsible employer, other employees
of the facility or third parties whose negligence caused the accident.
How can an industrial injury lawyer help you?
Should you choose to work with Arnold & Itkin LLP, you can rest assured
knowing that you will have an experienced attorney on your side who is
truly looking out for your best interests. At our firm, we know what is
on the line, and we are prepared to help our clients protect their best
interests in every way possible. Should you choose to work with our firm,
you can be confident knowing that we will stop at nothing in our effort
to help you fight for compensation.
Some of the different accidents and injuries that we can help our clients
with include the following:
Mining Accidents: Mining accidents are devastating and can involve severe injuries and potential
fatalities. These accidents can occur due to an explosion inside a mine,
leakage of chemicals and gases, flooding of mines, or collapse of the
mine roof. Mining accidents can be attributed to malfunctioning equipment,
lack of adequate training or lack of supervision—all of which are
responsibilities of the employer.
Industrial accidents with the potential to inflict catastrophic injuries
include disasters relating to explosions, fire, and collapse of buildings,
walls, and construction materials. Explosions can be triggered when there
is poor containment and management of hazardous materials. Fires can result
from electrical malfunctions, combustion of flammable substances and chemical
particles, and gas and oil explosions. Collapse accidents can involve
disintegration of construction canopies, trenches that have been dug for
excavation, or collapse of unstable roofing structures inside mines.
Among industrial accidents, refinery explosions tend to make front-page
news because of their link to high profile petrochemical industry and
because of the massive, often publicly visible devastation they can cause.
These accidents occur as a result of hazardous practices and conditions
that increase the risk of an explosion. These conditions include placing
of atmospheric vents on pressure units, inability to manage hazardous
gases and poor management of alarm systems. Moreover, workers may be inadequately
trained in the prevention of accidents and there may be inadequate emergency
Toxic Chemical Exposure:
The construction, building materials, mining, and plastics industry involve
the use of chemicals or release of byproducts that can adversely impact
workers' health. Exposure to chemicals in the workplace can be either
through skin penetration, or inhalation of gases and vapors. Workers at
petrochemical plants and oil refineries may be exposed to benzene, which
is a colorless, odorless liquid that has been linked to blood disorders,
including various forms of leukemia and anemia. Exposure to asbestos,
which was widely used in the construction industry a few decades ago,
left thousands of workers battling mesothelioma, a hardening of the lining
of the lungs, and other serious and sometimes fatal lung diseases.
Industrial construction sites are full of hazards that can severely injure
or kill workers. There are serious risks of industrial accidents involving
falls from scaffolding and ladders, collapse of construction frameworks
and trenches, injuries because of falling debris, and dangers from defective
tools and construction equipment, including pulleys, conveyors, hoists, etc.
If you are looking to file a claim following an accident in an industrial
contact our firm today for a free consult.