Pipeline accidents involve workers compensation law, strict products liability and traditional principles of negligence. Pipeline accidents almost always involve third parties. However, the relationship of the parties and their corresponding legal duties is an area of the law that is very complex and requires a careful analysis of the facts by an experienced attorney.
An expert, under the supervision and directions of an attorney, should immediately investigate pipeline accidents. It is imperative that the investigation is completed before evidence is lost or destroyed. An expert can take pictures of the injuries and machinery before anything is changed or moved.
Under Texas law, employees generally cannot sue their employers for injuries that occur during the course and scope of their employment if the employer is a subscriber to workers compensation insurance. However, the employee’s estate can sue the employer for gross negligence if the injury results in death.
Furthermore, the Texas workers comp bar does not prevent an injured employee from suing third parties that are responsible for their injuries. This also includes manufacturers of products that are defective.
The Alexander Law Firm will thoroughly, completely, and competently investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding your pipeline accident. We believe that time is of the essence to prevent evidence from being lost or destroyed; therefore, we immediately begin working on your case. At the Alexander Law Firm, initial consultations are free. You owe it to yourself to know your rights! If you or a loved one has been injured in a pipeline accident, please call 1-800-350-5110 then press 0 to speak with one of our injury attorneys about you injury.