KLTV ABC out of Tyler, Texas recently reported on a steel company that has made it over two million working hours without an on the job injury. The company, Southwest Steel Casting, melts down and casts steel, which is generally considered to be a relatively dangerous line of work. Their commitment to safety is very impressive and shows us that other industrial companies in the state still need to do more. Worker safety must be a top priority for any business. If you have been injured on the job, do not hesitate to contact an experienced San Antonio workplace accident attorney to discuss your legal options.

Work Injuries are Still Common in Texas

Despite the encouraging news from this specific steel casting company, businesses in the state as a whole are still underachieving in regard to worker safety. Reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics consistently demonstrate that Texas is behind the nation in the area of workplace safety. In seven out of the last ten years, Texas has to lead the nation in on-the-job fatalities. Further, out of the ten largest states in the country, Texas has had the highest on the job injury rate over the last decade. The excuse that the rates can not be accurately compared between the states falls flat because Texas has workplace injury rates well above the national average in virtually every individual industry. The bottom line is that Texas employers need to do more to protect worker health and safety.

What do I do If I Am Injured at Work?

You must protect both your health and your legal rights by seeking the assistance of experienced professionals. Your health is your immediate concern and always comes first, if you are injured at work please get professional medical help. It is always better to be safe rather than sorry and some conditions are not readily apparent. Further, follow all of the recommendations of your doctor, your healthy recovery is the most important thing. After seeking professional medical help, seek professional legal help. You deserve full and fair compensation for any workplace injury and your legal rights must protected. This requires quick action, an experienced work injury lawyer can help guide you through the legal process. You might need to file for workers’ compensation or your case may even require a personal injury lawsuit. It is important that legal professional reviews the specific circumstances in your case so that the appropriate action can be taken.

Contact An Experienced San Antonio Work Injury Lawyer

A successful business operation should not come at the expense of worker health and safety. The recent safety record of Southwest Steel Casting proves that an industrial company can put worker safety first and still thrive. If your employer has failed to put worker safety first, and you have been injured on the job, you should speak to a work injury attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos, we have extensive experience fighting for the rights of injured Texas workers. Contact our office today to set up a free consultation.