Regardless of the type of job you do in Texas, a neck injury is a hazard that is always present. While some neck problems develop over time, a sudden trauma may cause you some severe concerns right away. Many workers turn to our team at The Law Offices of Miller & Bicklein, P.C., for answers to their questions about what to expect after this type of debilitating event.
As you transport petroleum products in Texas and across the country, your responsibility while driving a cargo tank truck full of hazardous materials is much higher than that of other drivers. Not only does the size and weight of your commercial vehicle pose an increased risk to smaller vehicles on the road, your cargo may create its own hazards. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration provides statistics and warnings to help you minimize the chances of rolling your tank truck.
Falls are a particularly common hazard of the job in the Texas oil industry. Many workers must perform their job duties at significant elevations, using equipment and accessing platforms dozens of feet in the air. Uneven surfaces, frequent climbs up and down the derrick, lack of railings and objects that may be tripped over on the rig floor may lead to a fall accident, and from those heights, workers cannot assume they will survive such an event.
If you can get out of your vehicle and walk away after a serious car crash in Texas, you may believe that, because you did not break any bones or sustain any visible wounds, you were not injured. Assuming you do not need medical attention could lead to serious consequences, though. We at The Law Offices of Miller & Bicklein, P.C., have provided counsel to many victims of motor vehicle accidents.