Clinton Energy & Atomic Worker Accident Lawyer
Helping Clinton Atomic and Energy Workers Recover From Occupational Injuries
Tennessee is home to two nuclear power plants, seven natural gas-fired generating plants, 19 dams, and six coal-fired plants, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Jobs at these locations are hazardous and injuries can be severe. If you have suffered from an accident, illness, or injury while working for the Department of Energy, you deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering. At Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC, we are committed to protecting the rights of Tennessee energy and atomic workers. Contact one of our experienced Clinton energy work accident lawyers for more information about how we can help you through the legal challenges.
The Hazards of Coal-Fired Power Plants
Any type of manual labor or work that involves heavy machinery, chemicals, or hazardous materials poses a risk to workers. However, some forms of employment carry a special level of risk, such as those who work in coal-fired power plants. Injuries and illnesses include lung disease, slip and falls, overexertion, repetitive motion injuries, asbestos poisoning, and more.
Nuclear Power Plant Injuries and Fatalities
Those who live nearby nuclear power plants are most likely at increased risk of cancer, lung disease, and other serious illnesses, according to mounting research including a recent paper published in the U.S. Library of Medicine. While fatalities are somewhat rare in the nuclear industry, injuries and serious illnesses are pervasive.
We Help Injured Workers Recover From Moderate to Severe Energy Occupational Injuries
The attorneys of Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC have decades of experience serving energy and atomic workers throughout Tennessee and Clinton. Common injuries and illnesses that our clients have suffered from include the following:
- Chronic beryllium disease;
- Asbestos-related lung disease;
- Blood disorders;
- Various types of cancer;
- Cancers caused by toxic work exposures;
- Hearing loss injuries; and
- Other miscellaneous work injuries.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standards and Proper Safety Training
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, “Every employer has a general duty to furnish each employee with employment and a place of employment that is free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm.” Both the Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission have signed memorandums of understanding with OSHA to outline their responsibility to workers’ safety.
Employers should be ensuring every energy and atomic worker has:
- Proper training;
- Safety equipment;
- Warning signs for hazardous areas; and
- Responsible management to uphold workplace regulations.
Aggressively Representing Your Rights for Compensation. Contact Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC Today
Our experienced Clinton workplace injury attorneys have a vast amount of knowledge concerning the types of injuries that energy and atomic workers suffer from, and, equally important, how to recover compensation. Workers’ compensation is a vital aspect of every injured employee’s road to recovery, and will significantly alter their economic future for the better. To get started, contact the Clinton law offices of Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC today to set up a free initial consultation.