Houston Manufacturing Injury Lawyers
Skilled advocacy for manufacturing employees hurt on the job in Texas
Manufacturing is a leading industry in Houston. Common manufacturing jobs include assembly work, production work, assembly line work, inventory management, shipping and receiving, warehouse work, woodwork, electrical work, welding, and many other types of jobs. Manufacturing work is often more dangerous than many other types of jobs because it involves many different types of tools and equipment. Manufacturing workers rely on other workers to do their jobs. Many workers stand all day. The hours are often long.
At Kishinevsky Law Firm, our Houston manufacturing injury lawyers are seasoned worksite accident and personal injury lawyers. We help employees secure compensation when workplace accidents happen or when workers suffer occupational injuries. Our lawyers work with your treating doctors and our network of physicians when necessary to verify your injuries, the medical care you need, the length of time you won’t be able to work, and whether your injuries or disability are permanent.
What are some examples of Houston manufacturing accidents?
Our Houston manufacturing injury lawyers represent employees who are injured in all types of workplace accidents, including ironworkers, pipefitters, assembly line workers, press operators, chemical plant workers, factory workers, and any other type of factory worker.
Common workplace accidents at manufacturing sites include:
- Machinery, equipment, and tool accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Falls from heights
- Slip and fall accidents
- Blast injuries
- Electrical accidents
- Exposure to dangerous chemicals and toxins
Your employer should do everything they can to avoid injuries. This prevention strategy includes following industry standards and any federal or local regulations such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.
What types of manufacturing injuries do your Houston lawyers handle?
Workers in the manufacturing industry can suffer many different types of injuries, including:
- Neck, back, and shoulder injuries. Any slip and fall at work can cause these injuries. Falls can happen from heights, slippery surfaces, debris on the floor, and other ways.
- Broken bones. Falls, being struck by an object, or striking an object can cause a fracture of one of your 206 bones.
- Sprain and strain injuries. These injuries are often due to injuries caused by heavy lifting, pulling, or moving of objects.
- Being struck by an object. A common example is when a worker is struck or pinned by a forklift or crane. Any machines or equipment with moving parts can be dangerous.
- Traumatic amputation/loss of limb. Workers can easily lose a finger or part of an arm while working on a drill press, band saw, conveyor belt, meat grinder, or any other type of equipment that has sharp edges and moving parts.
- Electrical accidents. Many workers at manufacturing sites work with power tools and other electrical equipment. Machinery and wiring that isn’t properly grounded can cause electric currents to run through your body, causing internal injuries.
In severe cases, a Houston manufacturing worker may suffer a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, vision loss, hearing loss, a heart attack, broken limbs, burns, or other severe injuries up to and including death.
To what benefits am I entitled if I’m hurt while doing my manufacturing job?
If you’re hurt while doing your job, you should give your employer prompt notice that you were in an accident. If you are in a condition to do so, you should also preserve whatever evidence you can at the injury scene, by taking photos and/or videos on your phone and getting witness contact information if possible.
If you are not covered by workers’ compensation
For contractors and employees not covered under workers’ compensation programs, if your injury was caused by something your employer did wrong or failed to do, our Houston worksite accident attorneys can help you file a personal injury claim against your employer to cover the cost of your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You can seek damages for your:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages and lost earning capacity
- Past and future pain, suffering, and mental anguish
Do you have a manufacturing injury lawyer near me?
Our Houston office is located at 13831 Northwest Fwy, Suite 312 in Houston. Parking is readily available. Kishinevsky Law Firm also meets clients who are ill or immobile at their homes, a healthcare facility, on Zoom, or by telephone.
We understand you do want to return to work – if and when you’re medically ready. Our lawyers will fight to ensure you secure the compensation to which you’re entitled and that you return to work only when you are physically able.
Speak with our experienced Houston manufacturing accident lawyers now
At Kishinevsky Law Firm, our goal is to help you see the doctors who can best improve your health, get your medical bills paid, receive your temporary benefits for as long as you need medical help, and receive permanent disability benefits if you have cannot return to work due to a serious injury. To discuss your right to compensation, call our Houston office or fill out our contact form today. We handle work injury claims on a contingency fee basis.