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Industrial Accidents

Workers are vulnerable to serious or deadly on the job accidents in a variety of industries. Those working on oil rigs, at refineries, or on construction sites are particularly at risk.

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If you or a loved one has been harmed in an accident at work involving an on the job injury, then please feel free to contact our offices for a free consultation.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 14 workers die from work-site accidents every day in the United States.

In 2017, more workers died from injuries suffered on the job here in Texas than any other state.

Industrial sites expose workers to incredible dangers on a daily basis. A family breadwinner can leave for work one morning, not realize that later that day his life and those of his family will be forever changed by explosions, fires, toxic chemical exposure, defective equipment failures, electrocution, falls, falling objects, or other industrial risks.

In an industrial accident, victims may suffer severe and life-altering injuries including:

  • Blindness
  • Burns (from flames, heat, steam, chemicals)
  • Deafness
  • Fractures (Broken bones)
  • Blindness or hearing loss
  • Bone fractures
  • Loss of limb (arm, leg) that is severed or crushed in the accident
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury.


Construction workers are at a very high risk of a serious industrial accident on the job. The federal worker safety agency, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), warns that 1 in 5 worker deaths in this country are construction accidents. Construction workers face an extreme risk of death from an industrial accident involving one of the “Fatal Four” risks:

  1. Falls
  2. Struck by Object
  3. Electrocutions
  4. Caught-in/between.

All too often, corporations choose to avoid safety measures or safety concerns because of budgets and the cost of keeping employees truly safe from harm. Focused on maximizing profits, these corporations allow dangerous conditions and faulty equipment to remain.

While there are state and federal regulations in place to protect against a lot of these risks, many employers choose to ignore or delay compliance in their fever to maximize their revenue.

For workers and their families who have experienced the realities of an industrial accident, there is no justification for placing profits over people.

Texas Industrial Accident Attorneys

For the lawyers of Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP, it is our mission to help industrial accident victims seek justice in the aftermath of a serious industrial accident caused by the negligence or fault of their employer.

Under state and federal law, industrial accident victims and their families may be entitled to significant damage awards that include

  • Medical expenses
  • Physical therapy costs
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Plastic surgery expenses
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Lost Wages
  • Lost Future Earning Capacity.

While there are workers’ compensation laws that provide benefits to employees who have been injured on the job, an aggressive industrial accident lawyer can review the circumstances of the particular accident to determine if there are causes of action based upon products liability, defective products, or other areas of negligence law. In the event that a worker has died as a result of an industrial accident, family members may need to investigate remedies under the state wrongful death law, as well.

For more information regarding Industrial Accidents, please review our settlement history and read summaries of some of our past cases.