Industrial Accidents And Your Legal Options

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It goes without saying that personal injury matters can result from a wide range of situations, including vehicle accidents, accidents on another person’s property, and even injuries that occur within the workplace. If you become injured while on the job and believe it to be the fault of another person or company, it is important to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney to see what grounds you may have, if any, before assuming you will be guaranteed compensation for the incident. After all, there are industry-specific regulations, among other factors, that need to be considered before the legal outcome can be determined. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX catastrophic injury attorneys take a look at legal recourse for industrial accidents and how our team can assist you.

A History of Industrial Accidents

Throughout our journey through life, we learn and/or bear witness to different historical accidents and events and how they have influenced laws, regulations, and more. Take, for example, the Texas City refinery explosion in 2005, in which a flammable hydrocarbon vapor cloud ignited, killing 15 workers and injuring 180. This, unfortunately, is only one example of several types of disasters that can occur while simply working on the job, and concerns of this nature occur across industries.

Disasters that are considered to be industrial accidents often have causes that are rooted in the products and/or processes of industry and can cause great damage, injury, or even the loss of life. For example, the Texas City refinery explosion occurred when a distillation tower flooded with hydrocarbons, overpressurized, and resulted in a geyser-like eruption from the vent stack.

Protections and Regulations

Though several historical industrial accidents have resulted in gradual legislative change and an increase in awareness for worker’s rights and protections, there is still more that can be done, even today. Protections and regulations do exist to keep us safe, but keep in mind that catastrophic injuries can occur in a variety of unique ways, and what the outcome will be is not always as straight-forward as you may think. Because of this we recommend speaking to an experienced team.

Life-Altering Damage

If you were harmed in an industrial accident, you should know that there are several factors that are taken into consideration when determining your legal outcome. For example, medical expenses can accrue due to the sustained injury, and the impact of lost wages as a result of an inability to work can lead to great emotional and financial distress. Moreover, the incident itself can cause significant pain and suffering, and may even result in a permanent disability or death. To learn about your rights and what our team can do to help, call our office for an initial consultation.

Give Us a Call Today

An industrial injury can lead to catastrophic outcomes, and our team strives to assist individuals whose lives have been forever altered as a result. If you have experienced a life-altering work accident and would like to know your next steps, contact Crain Brogdon LLP in Dallas, TX by calling (214) 522-9404 today. We proudly work with people in the Dallas and surrounding areas.


Attorney Quentin Brogdon

Quentin Brogdon has over thirty years of experience and expertise in the field of personal injury trial law. He is board certified in both personal injury trial law and civil trial advocacy. Quentin has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. This rating reflects an attorney’s ethics and abilities according to reviews from fellow attorneys. [ Attorney Bio ]

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