Industrial accidents are mishaps that can result in severe injuries to workers, property and the environment. Types of industrial accidents vary from location to location, but most are the result of unsafe working conditions or unsafe acts.

These employees face potential dangers every single day. There is a great burden on industrial employers to provide the safest work environment possible for their employees. This includes proper training, proper safety protocols, and proper supervision.

Despite many state and federal regulations, many industrial employers still fall short of this duty.

Industrial Injuries and Accident Prevention 

Industrial occupations are highly dangerous and carry a higher risk of injury or death than other jobs.

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Some examples of industrial occupations include:


The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created strict standards to ensure a safe environment for all American workers. Though our workplaces are certainly safer for it,  industrial accidents are still highly common. 

Fortunately, most industrial accidents are preventable. If employers and employees take plenty of precautions, the chance of industrial accidents can be greatly decreased. 

If you are an industrial worker and you are aware of a hazardous condition that threatens your health and safety, it is important to inform your employer immediately.

When injuries occur in industrial workplaces due to the negligence or recklessness of another person, the responsible parties must be held accountable. Industrial injury lawyers have the power to hold these responsible parties accountable.  

What Are Some Examples of Industrial Accidents?

There are many accidents that could occur at plants, refineries, or industrial facilities. Common industrial accidents that may result in personal injury claims are:

  • Falls from heights, such as ladders and catwalks
  • Injuries caused by plant equipment, including tools and machinery 
  • Crushed limbs 
  • Chemical burns 
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries 
  • Exposure to dangerous chemicals
  • Closed head injuries

What Are The Most Common OSHA Violations?

According to OSHA, the most common workplace safety violations are:

  • Fall protection 
  • Hazard communication 
  • Scaffolding
  • Respiratory protection 
  • Powered industrial trucks 
  • Lockout/Tagout  
  • Ladders 
  • Electrical, wiring methods 
  • Machine guarding 
  • Electrical, general requirements 

What Are Some Examples of Industrial Accident Injuries?

Industrial work is highly physical. Frequently, it involves heavy machinery, and maybe even toxic chemicals. 

Industrial workers may experience:


These injuries may result in health concerns for the rest of the injured employee’s life. 

Can I Receive Compensation For My Industrial Accident Injury?

Texas law prevents employees from suing their employers in most cases. Any Texas employer that carries worker’s compensation insurance is protected from employee lawsuits.

However, there may be other parties who are liable for your injury. In an industrial accident, it is possible to file a third-party claim against parties other than your employer. 

Third parties include outside contractors and equipment manufacturers. 

What Damages Can I Recover From an Industrial Accident Injury?

In a personal injury case, you can recover damages for your lost wages, medical bills, as well as less tangible “pain and suffering” damages. 

Recoverable damages in an oilfield or oil rig accident include:

  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of past and future earnings 
  • Mental anguish 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Past and future medical costs 
  • Personal or household expenses as a result of your injuries

How Do I Calculate Damages of Industrial Accidents?

The amount of damages you recover will be a combination of medical bills and other expenses, as well as wages you may have earned while you are recovering. However, as you can see, there are also potential damages that are more difficult to calculate. 

It’s impossible, really, to put a price tag on pain and suffering. For this reason, if you are seeking compensation in a third-party personal injury claim, it is essential that you have an attorney experienced in personal injury. An experienced attorney like Trey Barton can use their personal experience and knowledge of precedent to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

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