Personal Injury

Houston Industrial/Oil Rig Accident Lawyers

When workers get hurt, we take action

Houston workers are injured in industrial and oil rig accidents every year. At Tracey Fox & Walters, we know how an injury can impact workers and their families. Medical expenses can be overwhelming, and their financial situation can become difficult. Our personal injury lawyers fight to help them recover financial compensation.

Texas does not require companies to carry workers’ compensation insurance. So, if you were injured on the job working for a Houston employer who doesn’t carry it, workers’ compensation benefits are not an option. You still have rights, however, and our firm holds negligent employers accountable to help injured workers get the compensation they deserve.

Employers have a legal responsibility to takes steps to keep their workplaces safe. When they fail to meet this responsibility, workers get hurt. Houston employers and their insurance companies will fight attempts to recover compensation after an industrial or oil rig accident, however, because they know there’s a lot of money at stake.

We represent injured workers who have been injured in:

  • Warehouses: Every day, merchandise moves in and out of Houston warehouses. Workers move it out of trucks, onto loading docks, across the warehouse floor and onto shelves. Heavy lifting is part of the job and workers also use forklifts and pallet jacks. Lifting injuries are common, as are slip and fall accidents and repetitive stress injuries. Falling merchandise and the use of box cutters can also lead to injury.
  • Factories: Workers on assembly lines in Houston factories help manufacture many types of products. They work with and around machines and heavy equipment. When there’s an accident, workers can suffer pulled muscles, broken bones or burns. They are also at risk for repetitive stress injuries, skin disorders and respiratory problems, as well as hearing and vision loss.
  • Mines: Workers in Houston mines do their jobs under dangerous conditions to retrieve coal, limestone, salt, sand and gravel. They work deep in the ground away from fresh air. The risks they face include tunnel collapse, flooding, exposure to poison gas and explosions. The injuries they can suffer include broken bones, burns, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury and respiratory problems.
  • Oil Refineries: Workers on Houston oil rigs face many hazards at the workplace. Poorly maintained or defective equipment, such as safety valves and blowout preventers, can lead to a fire or explosion. A blowout drilling well accident can lead to an uncontrolled release of oil or gas. The release of hazardous chemicals can lead to respiratory problems or burns. Workers can also be injured by falling cables, drill strings, pipe tongs or other parts.

If you’ve been injured in a Houston industrial or oil rig accident, it’s important to talk to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to protect your rights. Our legal team investigates your accident to get the facts. We gather evidence that proves negligence and demand the compensation you deserve for the injuries you have suffered.

Learn more about how our firm can help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation at our Houston office. One of our personal injury lawyers can review the details of your accident, go over your legal options and answer any questions you have.