Legal Advice For Injuries Sustained In Chemical Manufacturing Plants
As work injury lawyers, we know it is impossible to deny that the severity of the injuries that can be caused as a result of working with dangerous chemicals can be extreme and life changing. It would, therefore, be grotesquely unfair to victims of dangerous chemical-related accidents to deny them the right to claim for compensation if they weren’t to blame for their accident. Thus, provided that the accident victim wasn’t to blame for their own accident and the party who was to blame can be identified and their negligence demonstrated to have been the cause of or contributed to the accident happening, it might be possible to exercise that right and make an injury claim for compensation.
As a worker in a chemical manufacturing plant, it is important for you to know the scope of your employer’s involvement in case you get involved in an accident at the chemical manufacturing plant. And while filing a claim against your employer can cause a bit of a worry, your employer should know that it is their legal duty to make sure that the standards of health and safety are well maintained in the workplace. The manufacturing plant is responsible for occasionally conducting risk assessments of an employee’s working conditions, and makes any modifications if necessary.
Filing a claim for compensation to an injury at the manufacturing plant can be done, which can be a valid reason for stating that your employer is in a breach of its lawful obligations. In any case, you will need legal assistance and you should contact specialized solicitors who will provide you with expert advice. Do not let an accident at work pass by without making the authorities aware – you might just save another life for doing it. Claimants who decide to administer and negotiate their own compensation claim can often find themselves at a serious disadvantage if their employer decides to defend the claim assisted by skilled solicitors provided by their insurance company and that is why it is highly recommended one hires a lawyer who has the experience.
The lawyer will represent you in the initial and consecutive meetings that take place after the necessary documents and paperwork have been filed, sent and received by both parties. The work injury attorney should be able to advise you regarding the limits of what he or she can seek from the business establishment. If no settlement is reached between the employee and the company that hired him, then the case will proceed to court.
Remember you must never sign or consent to any reimbursement offers created by the ongoing company insurance providers relating to your claim. Talk with a legal professional before agreeing to anything to allow them to ensure that your claim is filed effectively which any award is fair and. It really is in your very best interest never to take any insurance providers word for this or allow any offer of payout from them. Insurance providers will most likely first place their own income, then the chemical manufacturing company they are representing and last but not least you. Compensation claims are also governed by time limits and dealing with an injury at the job can distract an employee especially with a significant chemical injury. So it is always recommended to get legal help from a work injury lawyer once you can rather than run the chance of losing out because of bad timing.
By Chris Brasure
Brasure Law Firm, PLLC was founded by Chris Brasure in 2006. His legal accomplishments are diverse and numerous. He is a fellow with the Texas Bar Foundation, was a delegate in the American Bar Association House of Delegates and holds a BA in political science and speech communication from Baylor University. He then went on to obtain his law degree from Baylor University Law School. Chris believes that education is absolutely critical to one’s success, so his firm now offers The Brasure Law Firm Scholarship to give back to the community and to help students who are seeking to pursue a higher education.