Workplace Accidents

The Ammons Law Firm has RECOVERED OVER $1 BILLION for accident victims, many of whom were involved in workplace accidents. If you were catastrophically injured on the job, contact us today for a free consultation.

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Skilled Representation for Severely Injured Workers Nationwide

All workers face some degree of risk while on the job, but workers on industrial and construction sites are at a considerable risk every single work day. Even though there are many state and federal regulations designed to protect them, many employees are seriously injured or killed in workplace accidents in the United States each year. Many jobs in construction involve potentially dangerous duties that can lead to a serious injury or a fatality. High-risk fields like agriculture, motor-vehicle manufacturing (including RVs, trailers, and mobile homes), and tourism-related industries also see a lot of workplace injuries. Problems range from skin diseases to poisoning to assaults to ergonomics issues. Even though many programs are designed to help prevent injuries, workplace accidents still occur on an alarmingly regular basis.

When workplace accidents result in serious injury or death, The Ammons Law Firm’s Houston workplace accident attorneys can help. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience representing workers injured as a result of falls from work areas, industrial equipment failure, plant explosions, and other tragedies arising in or around construction sites.

Our extensive experience in workplace negligence cases means we know exactly how to properly prepare your case. We often work with in-house investigators and the latest technology to recreate accident scenarios to prove liability in court.

  • $10.05 Million Workplace Death
  • $8.5 Million Trucking

    Ammons and his team represented a client who sustained severe injuries after being struck by a company vehicle after it crossed traffic lanes.

  • $6 Million Catastrophic Injury

    Ammons Law Firm represented a client who was left paralyzed after an unidentified male struck the client with a bullet.

  • $5.3 Million Workplace Accident

    The Ammons Law Firm’s client was working at a wellsite when he was crushed to death between a crane’s outrigger and a lowboy trailer.

  • $4.85 Million Offshore/Maritime Accident

    Ammons obtained a settlement for his client who was working at a well site when an object fell on his head and critically injured him.


Types of Work-Related Injury Cases We Handle

At The Ammons Law Firm, our Houston workplace injury attorneys work with clients who have cases involving injuries on:

  • Construction sites
  • Industrial plants
  • Jack-ups
  • Dredge vessels
  • Semi-submersibles
  • Lay barges
  • Drill ships
  • Tugs/push boats
  • Crew boats
  • Research vessels
  • Diving vessels
  • Floating/movable work structures

We also represent individuals in cases involving serious injuries that occurred on offshore oil rigs and ships due to the negligence of others. These are governed by admiralty law. Admiralty law, which involves cases brought under the Jones Act and the High Seas Act, is a highly complex and sophisticated area of the law. Our workplace negligence lawyers have the knowledge and capability to handle admiralty law and other types of workplace negligence cases. Learn more about our Maritime and Offshore Injury practice here.

Our firm also represents select clients in workers’ compensation cases. We primarily focus our workers’ compensation practice on claims involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. Visit our Workers’ Compensation page to learn more.

Resources for Injured Workers

This state-by-state resource and reports database from the BLS will help to guide you to your area’s data collectors, as well as state-specific reports in the BLS site.

And of course, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the clearinghouse for worker safety information; they publish weekly fatality and catastrophe reports which will offer information on specific incidents in your area, complete with the names and addresses of the companies involved. The report for May 1, for example, tells about a Minnesota supermarket worker who died of an infection, an Arizona worker who got trapped in a freight elevator gate, and a Nebraska worker engulfed in grain while working on a conveyor belt. Among the many publications of interest on the OSHA site is searchable accident investigation database.

Other sources of information, “real people,” and data would include labor unions, attorneys focusing on workers’ compensation cases, and trade groups for facilities managers, as well as professional journals and industry magazines like EHS Today.

With U.S. workers putting in hundreds of millions of hours each day, the laws of probability favor some mishaps and accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured at the workplace due to the negligence of others, contact our Houston workplace accident lawyers at The Ammons Law Firm today for a free consultation. We proudly serve clients nationwide.

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Commonly Asked Questions

  • I was injured on the job. What should I do next?

    If you suffer an on-the-job injury, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Even if you believe you are not seriously injured or that your injuries will heal on their own, it’s important that you not only make sure your injuries aren’t worse than they appear but also obtain documentation that you were treated by a medical professional in the event that you wish to file a workplace accident claim. Next, you will need to report the accident/your injuries to your employer. Timelines vary, but in most cases you only have 30 days to make this report. If you are covered by workers’ compensation, you should next begin the process of filing your work comp claim. If your claim is denied or if you wish to pursue a third-party work injury claim, contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

  • What kind of compensation can I receive for my work-related injuries?

    The compensation you may be able to receive will depend on the type of claim you file. If you file a workers’ compensation claim, for instance, you may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, disability (wage replacement), vocational rehabilitation, and death benefits (for family members of wrongfully killed workers). Furthermore, disability benefits are broken down into temporary and permanent, partial and total disability. In a workers’ compensation claim, you typically cannot recover compensation for non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. To recover for such damages, you will need to bring a third-party claim against a negligent individual or entity.

  • Do I need an attorney?

    While you may not necessarily need an attorney to bring a workers’ compensation or workplace accident claim, it is a good idea to work with an experienced professional. Many work comp claims are unjustly denied, and employers’ insurance companies will often attempt to devalue injury claims in order to protect their bottom lines. Even navigating the initial claims filing process can be tricky, as you will need to submit all necessary paperwork and evidence by a certain set of deadlines. Failure to do so can result in unnecessary delays or claim denials. By working with an attorney, however, you help ensure that your rights are protected and that there are no mistakes in your application. An attorney can also help you fight back if you claim is denied.

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    Attorney Rob Ammons has not only handled some of the most complex tire defect cases but also wrote the book on how to properly litigate these types of cases.

  • Team Approach to Handling Each & Every Case

    Unlike smaller law firms, we have the resources necessary to tackle even the most complex cases. To ensure our clients get the best possible results, we hire industry experts and other professionals to advise on any complex legal issues.

  • Over a Billion Dollars Recovered for Our Clients

    Our seasoned legal professionals have handled some of the largest personal injury claims nationwide and have a strong track record of favorable outcomes.

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