Houston Industrial Plant Accident Lawyer
Texas Industrial Plant Accidents
Industrial plants and refineries are governed by volumes of protective Federal Law promulgated under OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration). Sadly, despite the numerous laws, industrial accidents have become a common occurrence in southeast Texas. From the Houston ship channel ports and docks to the industrial plants in Pasadena, Galveston, Beaumont and LaPorte, South Texas is loaded with industrial plants, manufacturing facilities and oil and gas refineries. Texas workers are particularly at risk for being seriously injured or even killed in an industrial accident or plant explosion. Such an accident not only harms the employee his or her self but also causes long term financial and emotional damage to the entire family. Because of the effects industrial accidents can have it is crucial that you have effective, strong and reliable representation when you and your family are facing such a crisis.
At Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., you get an industrial plant accident lawyer who will thoroughly investigate the cause of the accident. Common causes of industrial accidents include:
- Failure to conduct regular safety inspections to maintain the equipment
- Failure to properly train employees
- Negligent hiring of employees
- Failure to provide fall protection
- Failure to provide/require proper safety goggles and/or welding masks
- Failure to implement and/or follow proper lock out/tag out procedures
We take getting to the bottom of the accident serious and we understand how to use the extensive OSHA rules and regulations to your advantage to win your case.
Lawyers for the People Who Fall Victim to Industrial Accidents
Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. have significant experience in representing people from all walks of life and from all positions of employment who have ended up suffering from a workplace injury. But make no mistake, we don’t defend negligent employers. Our clients are the backbone of the workforce–the employees, laborers, contractors and even managers who fall victim to the company’s refusal to adhere to the strict safety guidelines of OSHA. Our clients are also the residents who live in the area and whose lives have been turned upside-down by a toxic release or a nearby plant explosion. When the company cuts corners or plays fast and loose with safety rule enforcement, we help the victims recover. Indeed, with a combined professional experience of over 100 years practicing law the attorneys at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. are well prepared to provide you comprehensive legal representation in these types of cases as well.
Common Types of Industrial Plant Accidents and Injuries
Industrial accidents come in many forms, but the all have one thing in common: they can cause wide-spread, permanent injuries to the workers and residents of the surrounding area. These type of accidents include:
- Offshore Platform Explosions
- Oil and Gas Refinery Accidents and Explosions
- Fabrication Shop Injuries
- Manufacturing Facility Accidents
Needless to say the injuries that result from these types of accidents vary widely from minor to major. In the past 40 years, Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., has helped thousands of people recover from injuries of all kinds. We have experience dealing with the following types of injuries commonly seen in industrial accidents:
- spinal cord injuries
- burn injuries
- chemical exposure and inhalation
- electrocution injury
- loss of limbs
- traumatic brain injury and concussion
- broken bones
- wrongful death
- retinal damage and/or loss of eye sight
If you have been injured due to an industrial accident, you need attorneys who have the knowledge and experience to fight for your rights. Call Simmons and Fletcher for a free consultation today.
No Fee Unless We Win
We understand how challenging life can be in the aftermath of an industrial accident or any other type of workplace accident. Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., works on a contingency fee basis. This means that we front all the expenses and costs and we only charges a fee for our services when we obtain a recovery for you through a settlement of your case or through a verdict in your favor after a trial. If you are in need of professional representation, we would love to talk to you today. If you are unable to make it into our office because of your injuries, we easily can schedule an appointment with you at your home.
Further Reading About Industrial Accidents
Please visit the industrial accidents section of our blog for more reading on this subject.