Houston

Work Injury Lawyers

With so many people in the Houston, Texas area employed in the energy, transportation, maritime, shipping, manufacturing, construction, and related industries, Texas is a state where physically demanding, risky work is a constant reality. Every day, men and women go to work at chemical plants, refineries, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, construction sites, oil and gas well sites, and other potentially dangerous work sites. And every day, workers in Houston, Texas, and across the state of Texas sustain serious injuries on the job.

At The Callahan Law Firm, we are dedicated to fighting on behalf of injured workers and their families. At our first meeting, you will speak with experienced Houston work injury lawyers who will listen to you and can help by answering your questions and discussing your legal rights.

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After consultation and if we decide to work together on your case, our lawyers and staff will work aggressively to maximize justice for you and your family.

Industrial Accidents

If you or a loved one has been hurt in an industrial accident, please contact us so that we can best advise you as to how we can advocate on your behalf in order to obtain just compensation for the trauma you endured as a result of your injuries. If your injuries are caused by a third party, you can be compensated for your pain and suffering (which workers’ compensation doesn’t cover). You can also receive full wage replacement. Contact us for more information about the compensation you may be eligible to receive.

Heavy Equipment Accidents

If you have been involved in a workplace accident involving heavy industrial equipment, the personal injury attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm have the experience, skill and resources to successfully handle your case.  Led by former mechanical engineer and Texas board certified personal injury trial attorney Michael Callahan, we have a proven track record of successfully representing individuals and families in accident cases involving heavy industrial equipment.

Pipeline Accidents

The construction and maintenance of pipelines – whether above ground, underground, or underwater – is dangerous work. The companies that own, construct and maintain these pipelines have an obligation to properly construct and maintain the pipelines. Nonetheless, pipeline workers and innocent bystanders sustain injuries or are killed due to blowouts, explosions, heavy equipment accidents or toxic gas leaks.

Based in Houston, Texas, the pipeline accident lawyers at The Callahan Law Firm have the experience, skill and resources to successfully handle these cases and win.

Railroad Worker Accidents

Railroad accident cases are complex. Injured workers are not covered under the standard workers’ compensation laws. Instead, they must seek compensation under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) which allows injured railroad employees to pursue a claim against the railroad carrier, its agents, servants or employees for negligence and carelessness.

If you have been injured in a railroad accident, you need an attorney who understands the nuances of FELA claims and who can effectively represent your interests under this Act. We can help.

Non Subscriber Injuries

A Texas employer who does not carry workers’ compensation insurance is called a “non-subscriber”. If injured in Texas while working for a non-subscriber, an injured employee is allowed to bring a negligence claim against his employer.

Examples of employer negligence in non-subscriber cases include:

  • failure to provide an employee with a safe workplace
  • failure to provide an employee with the tools and equipment needed to perform work in a safe manner
  • failure to adequately train an employee
  • negligence of a co-worker
  • negligent supervision

Pipeline Explosions

Both federal and state law requires pipeline companies to conduct regular inspections of their pipelines, searching for leaks, ruptures and other defects. When pipeline companies cut corners and fail to comply with the law, it can lead to pipeline explosions that cause catastrophic injury, property damage and environmental harm.

We have obtained multimillion dollar-settlements and jury awards for people who have suffered serious injuries and those who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents.

Death on the High Seas Act

If you have lost a loved one while they were working offshore you may have a claim against the person or company responsible. If the accident was the result of negligence or unseaworthiness, you may be able to file a claim under the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) to recover the compensation you deserve after the loss of a loved one.

DOHSA covers any death occurring more than 3 nautical miles from the shore of any State. A claim governed by DOHSA is different from a claim for wrongful death that can be brought under state law.

Offshore Injuries

As an offshore worker in the Gulf of Mexico or another of our nation’s waterways, your own safety relies on your co-workers’ safe work practices, proper maintenance of equipment, the seaworthiness of the vessel and the responsible and safety-conscious actions of the vessel owner.

If you have been injured – or if a family member has been killed – as a result of an offshore oil rig or maritime accident, you are entitled to justice and compensation if the injury or death was caused by the careless or reckless acts of another person or company.

Jones Act

Offshore workers are constantly exposed to the unique hazards and dangers of working on vessels and offshore platforms.  These unique dangers were on the reasons the United States government created The Jones Act almost 100 years ago to protect the rights of injured seamen and other offshore workers who are employed on maritime vessels like offshore drilling rigs, drill boats, supply boats, crew boats, cargo ships, tankers and dredges.

Admiralty and Maritime

Serious and fatal injuries occur on maritime vessels and offshore drilling rigs as the result of many different types of unsafe work practices. Some of the most common unsafe work practices on offshore drilling rigs include:

  • Unseaworthiness: Is your vessel fit for service and clean?
  • Improper equipment: Do you have the equipment you need to safely do your job? Is the equipment regularly maintained in good working order?
  • Inadequate training: Are you adequately trained in maritime safety procedures and in equipment operation?
  • Violation of safety rules: The maritime industry is heavily regulated to ensure safe working conditions. Violation of federal, state or industry safety guidelines can result in personal injury or death.

Offshore Rig Injuries

Too often offshore rig workers are injured due to the negligence of a co-worker, their employer or another company working alongside them. Offshore Rig workers face the risk of:

  • Wrongful Death (Death on the High Seas Act)
  • Amputation
  • Burns
  • Paralysis
  • Back and Neck injuries
  • And other severe bodily injuries

If you have been injured offshore while working on an offshore oil rig, you may have a claim for damages under your local State law or Federal Maritime law.

Explosions and Injuries

We are prepared to investigate and pursue legal claims arising from fires, explosions and other accidents. We know that burn injuries involve tremendous pain, extensive and costly medical treatment, and a lengthy recovery, and that your success in obtaining just, sizable compensation under the law could make all the difference for your future.

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