When companies put profits ahead of employee safety by failing to conduct proper training, failing to comply with safety regulations or simply by taking shortcuts, accidents occur and the victims and their families are left devastated looking for answers. The Law Offices of John David Hart represents individuals who have suffered immense harm as a result of a company’s failure to ensure a safe workplace.
As oil prices increase, companies aggressively expand operations throughout the country. Oil field work is inherently dangerous and when a company takes short cuts there can be tragic, even deadly consequences.
Since accidents can occur at any stage of the oil and gas drilling process, oilfield accident cases require a sophisticated understanding of the entire oil and gas industry. John David Hart has first-hand experience as a roughneck on land and offshore rigs, and he understands the day-to-day dangers oilfield employees face. Combined with years of experience relentlessly pursuing the best outcome for our clients, our firm offers the broad expertise needed to successfully litigate oilfield accident cases.
As the economy begins to rebound, we are starting to see signs of recovery. Although the highway expansions, residential remodels and cranes at high-rise construction sites are all signs of new development and economic growth, they are also a reminder of the dangers of construction sites.
In 2010, 774 workers were killed in construction accidents. Many of these accidents were the result of negligence or carelessness and could have easily been prevented. According to The United States Department of Labor Occupation Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) the leading causes of worker deaths in 2010 were falls, electrocutions, workers struck by objects, or workers caught in or between equipment.
When a construction accident occurs, often times the company wants to resolve the matter quickly to get the job site back up and running in order to stay on schedule. The victims and their families are left coping with physical injuries, emotional trauma and mounting financial obligations. The professionals of The Law Offices of John David Hart take the time to help victims and their families pick up the pieces and rebuild their lives.
Since the late 1880’s railroads have been vital to the American economy. In 1908 Congress passed the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) in response to concerns about the dangers faced by railroad workers. FELA requires that the railroad provide workers a safe work environment and provides injured employees an avenue to pursue their claims against the railroad.
Railroad workers today face a variety of potentially hazardous working conditions including, large heavy equipment with moving components, exposure to electricity and exposure toxic chemicals or other hazardous materials. Cases involving FELA claims present a unique set of challenges because of additional requirements. Railroad workers injured on the job have the right to select their attorney. The Law Offices of John David Hart has the experience and expertise necessary to navigate the complicated requirements of FELA claims.
John David Hart has almost 30 years of experience helping victims of industrial accidents and their families recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. If you or a loved one has been injured in an industrial accident, please call 1-800-961-HART (4278).