We Help People Injured in Industrial Accidents Recover Compensation for their Losses
Thousands of people go to work in industrial settings every day. These workplaces can include refineries, factories, warehouses, and chemical plants, just to name a few. They can be noisy and chaotic, with people performing various tasks in close proximity to one another. While the risks posed by industrial work environments can vary significantly, these types of workplaces tend to be more dangerous than the average workplace, and when accidents happen, victims can be severely injured.
At the David C. Chavez Law Firm, we are committed to helping people hurt in industrial accidents recover compensation for their losses. To schedule a free consultation with an attorney, contact us today.
Common Industrial Accidents
Industrial accidents can occur in a number of ways. Some of the most common include:
- Exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals
- Scaffolding collapses
- Accidents involving heavy machinery
- Forklift accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Falling objects
- Blast injuries
These accidents are capable of causing extremely serious injuries, including chemical burns, damage to the respiratory system, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and others. In some cases, these injuries can leave victims with long-term disabilities that prevent them from returning to work or living without around-the-clock medical care. As a result, it's crucial that anyone hurt in an industrial accident protect their legal rights by retaining an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
Should You File a Workers' Compensation Claim or a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
If you have been hurt in an industrial accident at work, you're probably wondering whether you need to file a workers' compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit. Typically, if you are hurt in an on-the-job accident, you may only file a workers' compensation claim. There are certain situations, however, where you may be able to file a personal injury claim after a workplace accident. If you can file a personal injury claim instead of or in addition to a workers' compensation claim, you probably should. Workers' compensation does not provide benefits for non-economic losses like pain and suffering and lost quality of life, but a personal injury claim may.
Some of the situations in which you may be able to file a personal injury claim after a workplace accident include:
- If your accident involved defectively manufactured or designed workplace equipment
- If the negligence of a non-employee third party (for example, an independent contractor) caused your accident
- If the intentional conduct of your employer caused your injuries
Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Consultation with an Industrial Accident Lawyer in Los Lunas, New Mexico
If you have been injured in an industrial accident in Los Lunas or the surrounding areas, you should call David C. Chavez Law Firm, as soon as you can. With more than 40 years of experience representing injured victims, our team has the skill and knowledge required to get you the compensation you deserve. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. To schedule a free case evaluation with an attorney, call our office today at 505-865-9696 or contact us online.