Workplace Injuries

You’re a hard working individual. Every day you wake up bright and early to provide for your family. It’s tough work at times but you don’t mind when it means taking care of those who matter most to you.

You know your family can depend on you. But when you get hurt on the job, who will be there for you?

On the job injuries and work-related deaths happen frequently in the United States and all across Texas at an alarming rate. In the United States there are more than 4.1 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported, and according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are more than 14 deaths every day.

At Ramos James Law, PLLC, we understand how a single moment can change everything. Injuries sustained can leave you out of work, losing wages while medical bills pile up. That’s why it is essential to find a trustworthy and experienced workplace injury firm like Ramos James Law, PLLC.

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You Deserve to Be Protected

In the state of Texas, employers are responsible for keeping the work environment safe and have a duty to provide employees with the proper equipment needed to get the job done safely. When these standards are not met, accidents occur that can lead to tragedy.

The 10 most frequently cited violations, as cited by OSHA for FY 2017, include:

 

  • Fall protection
  • Hazard communication standard
  • Scaffolding
  • Respiratory protection
  • Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout)
  • Ladders
  • Powered industrial trucks
  • Machinery and Machine Guarding
  • Fall Protection
  • Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment

If you have been injured or had a loved one pass away because of a workplace accident, do not hesitate to reach out to Ramos James Law, PLLC, today at (512) 537-3369. Our attorney has won large settlements for clients over the past few years and we are more than happy to serve the workforce of Austin who feel abandoned or those being taken advantage of by insurance companies acting in bad faith.

Common Types of Injuries

The previously cited violations play a major role in workplace accidents. These accidents can have a tremendous effect on a worker, their family, and their ability to continue working.

Some of the most common types of injuries we here at Ramos James Law, PLLC, frequently see include:

  • Amputation
  • Spinal injuries from falls
  • Traumatic brain injuries from slip and falls
  • Broken bones
  • Respiratory problems
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals that lead to life-threatening conditions
  • Limb disfigurement from mechanical accidents
  • Injuries to eyes
  • Hearing impairment or loss
  • Chemical burns
  • Electrical burns
  • Paralysis
  • Wrongful death

Certain industries and workplace environments have a higher risk of on-the-job injuries.
These fields include:

  • The construction industry
  • Utilities industries
  • The logging industry
  • The fishing industry
  • Transportation industry
  • Warehouses
  • Oilfields
  • Railways

 

Whether a result of broken machinery, mistakes made by co-workers, or a hazardous work environment, a workplace accident can lead to serious medical issues. Your Austin workplace injury attorney at Ramos James Law, PLLC is ready to help you if have been injured while working.

Liable employers may attempt to coerce you into waiving your legal rights and workers compensation likely won’t cover the real cost of a workplace accident. Our experienced legal staff will help to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of benefits to which you are entitled to.

Contact Ramos James Law, PLLC, today at (512) 537-3369.