Work-related injuries occur to employees across the country every year, most especially in high risk industries such as construction, oil field drilling, and other industrial occupations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 4,500 workers died from fatal workplace accidents in 2010. Nonfatal injuries and illness in the private sector totaled more than 3 million. Close to one million of these involved days away from work due to injuries. These occupational injuries and illnesses include sprains, strains, lifting injuries, back injuries, repetitive action injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, toxic chemical exposure, and more. The most serious involve accidents such as those which can occur at construction and oil drilling sites where injuries may involve burns, broken bones, electrocution, being hit by falling debris, falling from ladders, scaffolding, and other work heights, and more.
In many cases of a work-related injury or illness , negligence may be a factor. Negligence due to defective equipment, poor safety measures, improper training, and more can contribute to the injuries of an employee. If you or someone you know has sustained a work-related injury or illness in the Fort Worth area which you believe was caused by the negligent actions or inactions of others, I recommend that you consult with me as Dallas Forth Worth Workers Compensation Lawyer. Negligence may be committed by an individual as well as a business entity, as in the case of defective equipment. I have extensive experience in all types of negligence-based injury cases, whether at work, on the road, or on another’s premises. I will work diligently on your behalf to help you obtain all of the legal compensation possible in any work-related accident, illness, or injuries.