A slip and fall can be dangerous at any time, but it can be especially hazardous in an industrial setting. Trips, slips, and falls can all have serious consequences for industrial workers. Head injuries, broken bones, and muscle strains can all result in missed work and lost wages, as well as significant medical expenses.
Slip and fall accident attorney Michael E. Shelton represents a wide range of clients in the Houston, TX, area, including construction and industrial workers. His time as a journeyman pipefitter gives him a unique perspective on industrial accidents. To learn more about pursuing a lawsuit after a work-related slip and fall accident, contact our office online or call us toll-free at (877) 771-6139 to schedule your free case evaluation today.
A Safe Work Environment
Slip and fall law is a subset of personal injury law and governs cases in which a slip, trip, or fall caused by dangerous conditions results in an injury. Your employer is obligated to provide a reasonably safe working environment free of hazards that can cause an accident, such as:
- Spilled liquids or food
- Objects on the stairs
- Broken floor tiles
- Uneven steps
- Dim lighting
- Missing handrails
- Exposed cables
- Unsteady ladders
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has strict regulations in place intended to prevent falls and other accidents in the workplace. When employers failure to meet these regulations and an accident results, they could be held responsible for your injuries.
Consequences of a Work-Related Fall
According to the Industrial Safety and Occupational Health Markets, 85 percent of workers’ compensation claims involve employees slipping on slick floors. Falls can result in a wide variety of injuries, from mild muscle strains to permanent paralysis. The most common types of fall injuries include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Neck injuries
- Back and spine injuries
- Injury to internal organs
A serious fall, especially one from an extreme height, can result in severe brain damage. Catastrophic injuries, such as those to the brain or spinal cord, can require years of rehabilitation and medical care, as well as substantial medical expenses. An injury of this magnitude often means that returning to work is no longer an option.
Attorney Michael Shelton has been representing construction and industrial workers for over 40 years. His insider perspective of the industry provides a unique advantage to all his clients.
When to Hire an Attorney
If you are injured due to a slip, trip, or fall in the workplace, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation or even Social Security benefits. However, it is often difficult to obtain the level of coverage you need without the assistance of an attorney. Your insurance company or employer may offer you a settlement that is a fraction of what you actually deserve.
It is important to have all contracts reviewed by a legal professional before signing to ensure you are receiving a fair amount of compensation. Attorney Michael Shelton has been representing construction and industrial workers for over 40 years. His insider perspective of the industry provides a unique advantage to all his clients. He can review your case and fight on your behalf to help you collect the maximum compensation possible.
Schedule a Consultation
At The Shelton Law Firm, we work on a contingency basis, meaning we do not collect fees unless you collect compensation. If you have been injured in the work-related slip and fall, contact our office online or call us toll-free at (877) 771-6139 today to schedule your free case evaluation today.