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How Is Fault Determined in a Texas Industrial Accident?

At the forefront of the image is a yellow hard hat, in the background is a man, wearing bright yellow safety vest and yellow hard hat. There is another man on the ground, indicating an industrial accident.

Recovering the losses you suffer in an accident may allow you to fully recover and adjust to new changes in your life. At Hilliard Law, we devote our time and resources to gathering evidence and providing you with hard-working representatives so that you get the compensation you deserve after an accident.

Industrial accidents are often severe, life-threatening cases of negligence. From equipment malfunctions to improper training by supervisors, there are various causes of industrial accidents in the United States. However, when filing a claim to recover your physical and financial losses, it’s important to determine who is responsible for your injuries in order to get compensation. 

Figuring out who’s liable for your injuries can be complicated and require a thorough investigation. This is where a skilled lawyer from Hilliard Law can help. Our team will partner with you every step of the way to make sure your rights are protected, especially if the accident was due to no fault of your own. 

Causes of Industrial Accidents in Texas

The first step to finding the responsible party is determining the cause of your accident. Did the machine malfunction? Was a coworker mishandling equipment? Did a manager expose you to hazardous chemicals? Figuring out the answer to these questions can help determine liability and help you figure out where your claim should start. 

The following are a few causes of industrial accidents:

  • Poor lighting
  • Ambient temperature
  • Broken or damaged machine
  • Fire or explosion
  • Lack of training
  • Lack of supervision
  • Struck by an object
  • Exposure to hazardous materials

A lawyer can help gather evidence and present your findings to a judge or jury. They will determine your losses and whether the party or parties are responsible for the accident. 

Who Could Be Liable for an Industrial Accident?

After gathering evidence and information about the accident, you and your lawyer will build a strong case against the individual whose negligence caused your injuries. There may also be several parties responsible for the cause of the accident. Below are a few examples of people who may be liable:

  • Coworker
  • Employer
  • Manufacturer
  • Property Manager
  • Third-party

Anyone who disregarded their duty of care and caused you to suffer severe injuries should be held liable for your accident. While pursuing legal action may sound frightening, you have the right to recover the emotional, physical, and financial losses you incurred from the accident.

Recovering Compensation After an Industrial Accident

Navigating an industrial accident’s stressful and painful aftermath can come with many challenges. If you are the primary provider of your family and cannot work, the loss of income and financial instability can make it difficult to recover from your injuries and care for your family. There are many losses a person can encounter after an industrial accident, including:

  • Lost wages or income
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Cost of physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Physical disfigurement and impairment
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Emergency medical treatment
  • Change in lifestyle
  • Emotional distress
  • Punitive damages

Industrial accidents often point to a deeper level of mistreatment and negligence. When you pursue legal action against the responsible party, you advocate for yourself and others who may suffer from the party’s negligence.

Speak With Our Skilled Industrial Accident Lawyers at Hilliard Law Today

Partnering with a skilled lawyer from Hilliard Law can help you get your life back on track after an industrial accident. You have the right to hold the responsible party accountable for their inexcusable actions. Attorney Robert Hilliard has over 40 years of experience partnering with those injured by others’ negligence. At Hilliard Law, we devote our time and resources to gathering evidence and will fight for you. 

Call (866) 927-3420 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation with one of our team members today. We work on a contingent fee basis, meaning you don’t pay us unless we win.

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