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Corpus Christi Industrial Injury Attorneys

Fighting for Industrial Accident Victims in Corpus Christi, TX

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The industrial sector encompasses numerous industries, including manufacturing, construction, oil, and agriculture, among others. These industries, while integral to our state’s economy, are often associated with greater inherent risks compared to many other professions. The nature of work in these industries often involves operating heavy machinery, handling hazardous substances, or working in potentially dangerous environments. This makes them more prone to accidents, resulting in a significantly higher incidence of workplace injuries and fatalities.

If you were recently injured in any kind of industrial accident, our Corpus Christi industrial injury lawyers are prepared to help determine all available legal options for recovering compensation. At Hilliard Law, we are deeply familiar with the industrial sector’s industry practices, safety protocols, and common failures. This extensive knowledge allows us to effectively investigate accidents, understanding not just what happened but why it happened. We meticulously analyze each case, scrutinizing the smallest of details that could prove pivotal in determining liability. No matter the complexity of the circumstances, we understand how to effectively advocate for your rights and will work diligently to secure the maximum possible compensation.

If our team takes your case, you owe us nothing unless we win, so contact us online or call (866) 927-3420 to schedule a free initial consultation today.

Understanding Texas’s Industrial Sector

Texas is home to a diverse range of industrial sectors that greatly contribute to the state's economy. Our Corpus Christi industrial injury attorneys recognize the importance of these industries but are committed to advocating for workers who suffer physical, emotional, and financial harm due to work-related accidents

One of the most notable sectors is the oil and gas industry. Texas is often referred to as the "energy capital" of the United States, with a significant number of drilling rigs, petroleum refineries, and distribution pipelines spread across the state. This industry is fraught with potential hazards, from the risk of explosions and fires due to combustible materials to the regular handling of heavy equipment, often leading to serious injuries or even fatalities.

The construction industry is another major industrial sector in Texas. With the state's robust economy and growing population, construction projects are a constant presence across cities and towns, from skyscrapers to residential homes. Unfortunately, construction sites are known to be high-risk environments, where workers often perform tasks at great heights, handle heavy machinery, or work with potentially hazardous materials, leading to a wide variety of potential injuries.

The manufacturing industry is also a vital part of the Texas economy, making everything from food products to advanced technology. Despite its importance, the sector poses many risks to workers, including exposure to harmful substances, repetitive motion injuries, and accidents involving complex machinery.

Texas’s agricultural industry – one of the largest in the United States – encompasses activities ranging from livestock rearing to crop farming. This sector, while critical for food production, involves numerous risks such as exposure to harsh weather conditions, dangerous animals, and heavy agricultural machinery.

Common Industrial Injuries

An industrial injury can significantly impact both a worker’s professional and personal circumstances. The immediate physical trauma is often just the beginning of a long journey that can encompass chronic pain, long-term disability, and extensive medical treatment or rehabilitation. Depending on the severity of the injury, a worker may temporarily or permanently lose their ability to continue in their chosen profession, leading to loss of income and financial instability. This can produce a ripple effect, disrupting their family's livelihood and causing immense stress. 

Beyond the physical and financial impact, industrial injuries can also lead to significant psychological distress. Workers may experience feelings of anger, frustration, or depression as they struggle to cope with their altered circumstances. They may face challenges ranging from the simple tasks of daily life to the complexity of redefining their identity in the wake of their injury. 

Our Corpus Christi industrial injury lawyers can help you understand your legal options if you suffered any of the following injuries because of your job:

  • Crush injuries. These typically occur when a part of the body is trapped between heavy objects, machinery, or equipment. It's particularly common in sectors that require handling of heavy machinery, like manufacturing, construction, and agriculture. Crush injuries can lead to severe trauma, amputations, and in worst-case scenarios, fatalities.
  • Overexertion injuries. Overexertion injuries happen when workers push their bodies beyond their physical limits. This can occur through lifting heavy objects, repetitive motions, or working in awkward positions. Over time, this can cause musculoskeletal disorders, including sprains, strains, and chronic pain conditions.
  • Hearing loss. Industrial work environments can often be extremely loud, with noise levels exceeding safe limits. Prolonged exposure to such environments, especially in manufacturing and mining, can result in noise-induced hearing loss.
  • Respiratory conditions. Exposure to hazardous substances, including dust, chemicals, and gases is common in industries like manufacturing, agriculture, and oil. Long-term exposure can lead to a range of respiratory illnesses, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and in severe cases, lung cancer.
  • Burns. Workers in the oil, gas, and manufacturing sectors are at an especially high risk of sustaining burn injuries. These can occur due to explosions, fires, or the handling of hot materials or equipment. Depending on their severity, burns can result in extensive skin damage and infections that may require long-term treatment.
  • Spinal cord injuries. These injuries can occur due to falls from heights, being struck by heavy objects, or severe machinery accidents. Depending on the severity and location of the injury, they can lead to partial or complete paralysis, impacting a worker's ability to perform their job and significantly affecting their quality of life.
  • Brain injuries. Brain injuries are a serious consequence of accidents in the industrial workplace. These can occur due to falls, being struck by an object, or explosions. Brain injuries can range from mild concussions to traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that can result in long-term cognitive impairment, physical and sensory problems, and emotional changes. In extreme cases, these injuries can also be fatal.

All of these potential consequences underline the importance of seeking compensation available under the law. While no amount of compensation can truly make up for the profound physical, emotional, and financial upheaval that follows an industrial injury, it can certainly help to alleviate some of the burdens that injured workers and their families face.

No matter the situation, our Corpus Christi industrial injury attorneys aim to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to, whether that be through a workers’ compensation claim or personal injury lawsuit. 

How Long Do I Have To File A Claim After An Industrial Injury Accident?

In Texas, the window to file a claim following an industrial injury accident is dictated by particular statutes of limitations. Generally, you have up to two years from the date of the incident to initiate a personal injury lawsuit. Adhering to this deadline is essential, as failing to do so may result in losing your right to pursue any compensation for your injuries.

However, there are variations depending on the type of claim you're pursuing. For example, you have thirty days after the accident to report the injury to your employer if your case concerns workers' compensation. Furthermore, you have one year from the date of the injury to file a claim with the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation.

It is essential that you take quick action to protect your right to file a claim and strengthen your case. The sooner you get in touch with our Corpus Christi industrial injury attorneys, the more prepared we are to collect important evidence, speak with witnesses, and develop an effective case for you.

Personalized Legal Solutions for Your Needs

Because every legal scenario is different, we at Hilliard Law provide individualized solutions that meet your particular requirements. Our team of knowledgeable attorneys is here to assist you in any situation, especially with industrial injury cases in Texas.

Our approach to legal services includes:

  • Complete evaluation of your case
  • Customized legal strategies
  • Clear communication throughout the process
  • Dedicated support and guidance
  • Aggressive representation in court

You can be sure that Hilliard Law will handle your case with professionalism, ethics, and dedication to getting the best result for you when you hire them. to arrange a meeting and go over how we may help you with your legal needs.

Contact us online or call (866) 927-3420 to start exploring your options today.

Real Results ReaL Justice

  • $25
    Million Verdict
    Negligent Security

    In May 2013, Mr. Hilliard was the lead trial attorney who obtained a $25 million jury verdict in a premises liability case in Nueces County, Texas. His client, a security guard for a downtown Corpus Christi building, was severely beaten while at work.

  • $18
    Million Verdict*
    Wrongful Death

    After only 3 days of trial, a San Patricio County, Texas jury returned a returned a record-breaking $18 million verdict, including $10 million in punitive damages, on behalf of our client, the widow of a trucker and handyman, who died after falling through a roof.

  • $13
    Million Settlement
    Catastrophic Injury

    Hilliard Law attorneys won a $13M settlement for a crane truck operator who was paralyzed in a workplace accident.

  • $11.5
    Million Settlement
    Catastrophic Injury

    Hilliard Law attorneys achieved a $11.5M settlement for a man who sustained burn injuries in a workplace accident.

  • $10
    Million Settlement
    Catastrophic Injury

    While working at a chemical facility, our client was instructed by the owner to climb to the top of a vessel to install spacers on a pipe when he was suddenly and without warning exposed to high concentrations of deadly chemical gases, including carbon monoxide, nitrogen, hydrogen, and hydrogen sulfide.

  • $6.4
    Million Verdict
    Hip Injury

    As lead trial lawyer, Mr. Hilliard successfully represented a 90-year-old Corpus Christi woman who was injured when a hospital’s sliding door closed on her, crushing her hip.

We Can Help You Secure Compensation for Industrial Injuries

The worker's compensation system is typically the primary legal remedy for injured workers. This is a state-regulated insurance program that provides benefits to employees who suffer job-related injuries or illnesses. Workers' compensation benefits can cover medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages, but they will not cover non-economic damages like pain and suffering. Notably, these claims are not dependent on proving the employer's negligence, and injured employees can usually file a claim regardless of who was at fault for the accident. We understand how to successfully navigate Texas’s workers’ compensation system and can help you pursue a claim.

Beyond workers’ compensation, another way to secure compensation is through a personal injury claim. This option may be available when a third party – someone other than your employer – is involved in the accident. This might include equipment manufacturers, contractors, or property owners. Personal injury claims can cover a broader range of damages than workers' compensation, including pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and all your lost wages (including reduced earning potential). However, unlike workers' compensation, these claims require proving the third party's negligence. Hilliard Law has been successfully representing injury victims in personal injury cases for decades, and we are ready to put our experience to work for you. 

In certain circumstances, you may be able to file a product liability claim. If the injury resulted from a faulty piece of machinery or equipment, the manufacturer of that equipment could be held liable. In such cases, you can potentially recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related costs.

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