Types of Austin Work Injury Cases
Residents of Austin take pride in the city's peculiarities, hence the phrase “keep Austin weird,” but the city is also taking pride in creating safer work environments for all residents of this beautifully eccentric city.
The city of Austin has many guidelines in place in order to create a safer work environment for all of its residents, but when employers neglect to establish these guidelines or fails to properly train employees, it can be held liable for any harm suffered by its workers.
Austin Texas attorneys at Carabin Shaw are proud to have represented clients in the past in various types of work-related injury cases and are familiar with the most common types of work-related injuries in the area.
If you’ve been injured on the job and are unsure if hiring a worker’s compensation attorney is the best option for your case, schedule a free, no-obligation case review and we will outline for you if this is the best decision. Our attorneys are familiar with the most common injuries and can help guide you through the process of filing a claim and getting the damages you are entitled to as a worker.
Below, you can find a list of the most common types of Austin work injury cases.Construction Accidents
Construction workers are at risk of a number of injuries, including but not limited to:
- Puncture wounds caused by sharp objects
- Burns from hot materials or equipment
- Injuries from falling off scaffolding or other structures
Injuries can be caused by faulty equipment, lack of safety training, or unsafe working conditions. Construction workers are also at risk for fatal injuries caused by heavy debris falling on them as well as electrocution.
These types of claims can be complicated because there may be multiple parties involved in the accident: the construction company you work for such as subcontractors, suppliers, and/or equipment manufacturers.
In order to be able to identify all of the liable parties and file a claim against them, it is crucial that you work with an experienced firm of worker’s compensation lawyers in Austin.Vehicle Accidents
If you have been injured in a car accident on the job, it is important to know what benefits are available to you and how they work. In Texas, workers' compensation is a no-fault insurance system that provides medical coverage and disability benefits if an employee is injured while performing their job duties. A legal professional can be invaluable in helping you understand the law in these circumstances.Workplace Negligence
Workplace negligence occurs when a worker is injured as a result of the negligence of another party. Negligence can include unsafe work conditions, improper training or supervision, and failure to follow safety rules. The vast majority of workplace accidents are caused by someone's negligence.
A few examples of common workplace injuries caused by negligence include:
- An employer fails to provide adequate safety equipment or train their employees on proper use, resulting in an employee getting hurt while working on dangerous machinery which they did not know how to operate safely because they were never taught how to use it properly.
- An employer fails to comply with OSHA regulations in regards to safety measures such as posting signs warning against slipping hazards and regular inspection procedures, resulting in a slip and fall accident.
After a terrible accident at work, consulting with an Austin work injury lawyer can make the difference in getting the best possible outcome for your damages.
Call 800-862-1260 toll free and schedule a free case review. Our legal team is standing by to help you through the legal process 24/7. Our team members are fluent in English and Spanish. We’ve already helped so many victims of negligence across the state. Visit Carabin Shaw’s client reviews and read for yourself why clients trust us.
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