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Texas Construction Accident Attorney Serving the Greater Houston Area

Few accidents are more common than construction accidents. There are literally hundreds of thousands of construction jobs going on everyday around the country, and thousands of workers and innocent bystanders are injured as a result of them. Falling objects, construction equipment defects, slips and falls are all types of construction accidents that can occur at any site.

Chandler, Mathis, & Zivley works extensively with individuals who have been involved in construction accidents. For workers involved in on the job accidents, we assist them in exploring all of their legal options, including seeking workers compensation, as well as compensation from their employer and any other parties who are liable.

For bystanders, we can help them receive the compensation they are owed from the construction company, subcontractors, manufacturers or other responsible parties so they can obtain proper medical care and financial compensation.

At Chandler, Mathis, & Zivley, we are experts in handling personal injury cases including construction accidents. Contact us today for more information on how we can help you.

Industrial Machinery Guarding Defects

Without the hard work and dedication of workers in the industrial, manufacturing and agricultural sectors, it would be impossible for the rest of us to enjoy the lifestyles and luxuries that we do. This is why it is critical that workers in these industries are proactively protected against industrial machinery guarding defects.

When companies fail to protect and guard workers against hazards and on job the accidents, they can be held liable for negligence. If you have been hurt due to industrial machinery guarding defects, contact an experienced lawyer at Chandler, Mathis, & Zivley immediately. Our professional product defects lawyers can assist you in pursuing the compensation you may be entitled to.

Many workers fail to seek legal help in industrial machinery guarding defect cases because they are misinformed regarding their legal options, particularly when it comes to filing a claim after receiving workers compensation. Contrary to popular belief, you can still sue for negligence against the manufacturer of an unsafe or defective product or good, even if you receive workers compensation from your employer.

Contact an industrial machinery guarding defects lawyer at our office today to learn the truth about your legal rights.

Inadequate Equipment Lock-Out Tag-Out Procedures
According to the United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration Services, approximately three million workers in the US service equipment. It is these workers who face the greatest potential risk of being injured in on the job accidents if lockout/tagout programs are not properly put into place and enforced.

Reports show that workers who suffer from injuries as a result of inadequate equipment lock out tag out procedures are unable to work for an average of 24 days while recuperating. If you or a loved one has been injured because of the unexpected start of machinery or equipment, or the release of dangerous energy while on the job, please contact Chandler, Mathis, & Zivley.

By law, "lockout/tagout" requires that your employer:

Have a designated person that will turn off and disconnect machinery and equipment from its power source before any maintenance or services is started
Have the employee confirm that the energy has been effectively isolated
Either lock or tag energy-isolating devices to prohibit the release of harmful energy
If any of these measures have been mishandled or not done at all, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact us today and we will be more than happy to review your case involving inadequate equipment lock out tag out procedures.

Manufacturing Equipment Defects
If you or a family member has suffered a serious personal injury caused by a defective product, or a defective product caused the death of a family member, Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC will investigate and pursue legal action against all responsible parties and will seek damages for past and future medical bills, past and future mental anguish and physical pain, physical impairment, physical disfigurement, disability, past and future loss of income and loss of earning capacity.

Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC has successfully handled product liability claims helping clients obtain fair compensation for their personal injury damages or wrongful death of a loved one. Defendants in a product defect claim may include the manufacturer of a product or component, as well as the distributors and sellers. Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC has handled defective product cases involving manufacturing defects, dangerous design defects, and marketing defects arising from failure to warn. Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC handles the following type of defective product cases:

Auto, truck, motorcycle and recreational vehicle design defects that include vehicle crashworthiness, vehicle rollover, safety glass, seatbelts, airbags, brake systems, tires, gas tank integrity and steering devices.

Machinery and equipment design defects, including farm and ranch equipment, construction equipment, machine guarding, lock out tag out systems, conveyors, escalators and elevators.
Occupational exposure from dangerous products, including benzene, asbestos, silica and silica products, pesticides, and welding rod gases.
Infant and child product defects including baby formula, toys, walkers, child car seats, high chairs and clothing.

Dangerous drugs and pharmaceutical products.
Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC has represented clients that have suffered serious personal injury or death as a result of defective products manufactured throughout the United States and in foreign countries. If you or a family member has suffered serious personal injury or a wrongful death caused by a product defect, please contact our office for a free assessment and evaluation of your case. Under our contingent fee Terms of Representation you will not owe a fee for any legal services provided unless we collect money for your personal injury damages.

Construction Equipment Defects
Construction workers have some of the most dangerous jobs in the country. Not only are conditions typically harsh, but the tools and equipment of the trade can also pose even more hazards. Construction equipment defects can lead to serious accidents in the workplace. From new building sites to industrial plants, having reliable equipment is an expectation and necessity in order for workers to complete their jobs quickly and safely, but often these expectations are not met.

In spite of regulations and safety standards, construction equipment defects do still occur and cause thousands of injuries each year. Ladders, farm equipment, cranes, scaffolding, and heavy machinery can all be subject to construction equipment defects and cause major injuries.

Manufacturers of defective construction equipment, subcontractors, and other applicable third parties can all be sued for damages in cases where these tools cause injuries or death. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries due to construction equipment defects or other construction accidents, you should seek legal help immediately.

Chandler, Mathis, & Zivley offers free, no-obligation consultations to parties who have been injured by construction equipment defects. Please contact us online for immediate assistance with your legal needs.


Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC has offices located in Houston and Lufkin Texas and serves clients throughout East Texas as well as many other states.
*Principal office in Lufkin, Texas



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