Among the "top 25 industrial accidents" recently identified by AOL News were accidents including the following:
- An underground mining explosion
- A burst storage tank that caused a flood
- Carbon monoxide poisoning in tunnels
- Explosions at oil rigs, oil refineries and chemical plants
- Dust explosions
- Factory fires
These examples of industrial accidents underscore the dangerous nature of many industrial workplaces. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA) issues recommendations and establishes regulations that industrial employers are expected to follow for the protection of workers. In spite of these guidelines and implementation of well-known industrial standards, accidents still happen — and industrial workers are often seriously injured or die in the course of their duties.
After an industrial accident or a construction accident, you may already know that you are most likely eligible for workers' compensation benefits. Get your workers' comp claim underway promptly and talk to an attorney if you encounter any obstacles getting the medical care and other benefits that you are entitled to.
In addition to a workers' compensation claim, there may be a personal injury claim against a negligent third party such as:
- A product manufacturer
- A subcontractor
- A property owner
- A delivery service or other outside party
Whether you have such a claim or only a workers' compensation claim, our lawyers can help you obtain maximum available benefits after you have suffered a burn injury or any other serious injury on the job in an industrial setting. In case of an electrocution, we are prepared to bring a wrongful death claim against a negligent third party on behalf of surviving family members. Consult with an attorney at Wagner & Wagner Attorneys at Law about how to determine whether you have a viable third-party liability claim.
Call or email us to schedule a consultation with a Chattanooga industrial accident attorney today in Tennessee or Georgia.