Warehouse Accidents


Baytown Warehouse Accident Attorneys Pursuing Compensation for Clients After a Serious Injury

They are very caring, professional, and with great communication. They helped me through every step of the process and I highly recommend this law group. – Amir O.

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Warehouse workers confront many dangers every day of work and must rely on employers and others to help them stay safe and healthy.

At The de la Garza Law Group, we have extensive experience handling Baytown warehouse injury claims, and we work diligently to obtain maximum compensation for the injuries our clients have endured.

Our Baytown warehouse accident lawyers are dedicated to helping injured workers obtain the compensation they need to move on with their lives.

Workers injured in a Baytown warehouse accident may be able to pursue a personal injury claim against the company and persons whose negligence caused the injuries.  The  negligent companies and persons can include the worker's employer, a third-party contractor, a driver, a manufacturer of a dangerous product, or others.

Regardless of whether your injury was caused by your employer’s negligence or a non-employer third party, we are hear to learn the details of your warehouse injury and can help you understand your rights and your options for pursuing compensation.

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, every year over:


Warehouse workers are injured on the job.

How often do warehouse accidents happen?

Most workers assume that their employer is taking all the necessary steps to ensure a safe workplace. Most employers fulfill their duties to employees to create and maintain a safe workplace. However, each year, more than 52,000 warehouse workers are injured on the job. Overall, warehouse workplace injuries result in nearly 40,000 workers missing at least one day of work or requiring a transfer to another position.

According to the most recent statistics, nearly 3 percent of all Texas workers suffer a workplace injury every year. Almost 50,000 Texas workers had to miss at least one day of work due to their on-the-job injuries.


Common Causes of Baytown Warehouse Accidents

Warehousing is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. Warehouse workers face numerous risks. Some of the most common warehouse worker injuries involve:

Forklift Accidents

Forklifts are common in warehouses. While the law requires all forklift operators to complete a certification course before operating a forklift, accidents are still common. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2011 and 2017, more than 610 workers were killed in forklift accidents and more than 7,000 seriously injured.

Falls From a Significant Height

While some warehouse accidents result from slips and falls, the most severe fall-related injuries involve falls from a significant height. Warehouse workers are frequently asked to stack merchandise high up, requiring them to climb ladders or walk across scaffolding. Even the slightest misstep can cause a worker to fall, potentially resulting in severe injuries or even death.


Depending on the type of goods kept at a warehouse, there may be a significant fire risk. Employers must ensure that a warehouse is up to code and that all exits are clear if workers need to evacuate the building quickly.

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The de la Garza Law Group was able to resolve my case with no setbacks, very smooth process, they took care of all the work. You can contact them and have answers quickly. - Emilio S.

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Heavy Equipment or Machinery Accidents

Warehouse workers often deal with heavy machinery or other equipment that can cause serious injury when defective or improperly used. Employers should ensure that all employees required to use this equipment possess the necessary safety training and certifications. Additionally, warehouse workers may be exposed to dangerous or defective equipment, such as scaffolding, ladders, forklifts, sorting machines and conveyor belts.

Falling Objects

Warehouse workers are often working in confined spaces with highly-stacked merchandise. If a stack suddenly falls, the impact can seriously injure an unsuspecting worker. Warehouse workers can suffer severe injuries if another employee drops a tool or other object from an upper level.

Our Baytown warehouse injury lawyers at The de la Garza Law Group are familiar with all the most common types of warehouse injuries and are prepared to help you pursue a compensation claim.

Damages in a Baytown Warehouse Injury Lawsuit

Two types of damages can be awarded in Baytown personal injury cases: economic and non-economic. Economic damages are meant to compensate a claimant for actual economic or pecuniary loss and can often be determined by presenting receipts, medical bills or an expert witness's testimony. Economic damages typically have a monetary value. Examples of economic damages include the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Loss of earning capacity in the past and future

Non-economic damages are more subjective in nature. Non-economic damages consist of intangible things like pain and suffering that do not have a clear monetary value. Examples of non-economic damages include the following:

  • Physical pain in the past and future
  • Mental anguish in the past and future
  • Physical impairment in the past and future
  • Disfigurement

At The de la Garza Law Group, our Baytown warehouse injury lawyers conduct thorough investigations into every case we handle, seeking to identify the full extent of your damages. That way, you can be sure that you receive all compensation to which you are legally entitled.

Both economic and non-economic damages are crucial to ensuring that an accident victim is fully compensated for their physical and emotional injuries.

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When a case involves egregious misconduct, it may be possible to pursue punitive damages against the wrongdoer. The de la Garza Law Group is committed to seeking maximum damages to cover all of your accident-related losses.


Proving Negligence in a Warehouse Accident

Injured Baytown warehouse workers seeking to recover compensation through a personal injury claim must prove that their employer or a third party was at fault for their injuries. To succeed in a personal injury claim against a third party or an employer who does not maintain a workers’ compensation insurance policy, an injured worker must present evidence proving each of the following elements:

  • The other party owed the worker a duty of care.
  • The other party’s actions (or failure to act) breached the duty they owed to the worker.
  • The other party’s breach of this duty resulted in the worker’s injuries.

Proving that another person or business was responsible for your injuries can be challenging. Warehouse workers who have been injured in a Baytown on-the-job accident should consult with an experienced attorney to ensure their claim is brought in the most effective way possible.

Recovering Compensation After a Fatal Baytown Warehouse Accident

Sadly, given the risks associated with working in a warehouse, many warehouse injuries are fatal. According to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 900 workers in the transportation and warehousing industry died in work-related accidents in 2019.

Families grieving the loss of a loved one after a fatal Baytown warehouse accident can pursue wrongful death and survivor actions.

A wrongful death action is a type of Texas personal injury cause of action or claim that family members can bring to obtain compensation for the loss of their loved one. Under Texas law, a spouse, child and parent can bring a wrongful death claim.

To establish liability in a Texas wrongful death claim following a fatal warehouse accident, the claimant must show that their loved one died as a result of the defendant’s “wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default.”

Texas Survival Action

When a negligent employer or third party causes a fatal warehouse accident, the victim’s estate can recover damages that the deceased victim herself suffered as a result of the wrongdoing

The “survival” action is brought on behalf of the deceased for the deceased’s damages, including their physical pain and mental anguish that preceded the death, their medical bills and their funeral expenses.

It is called a "survival" action because the claim "survives" the deceased's death, allowing the deceased's estate to bring the claim.

A Team of Texas Personal Injury Lawyers Dedicated to Helping You Get Your Life Back on Track

Contact an Experienced Baytown Warehouse Work Injury Lawyer for Immediate Assistance

At The de la Garza Law Group, we know that no two cases are the same. Every client is special. Every case is personal. We know that to help our clients obtain the justice they deserve, we must get to know our clients and how the accident has impacted their lives. For this reason, we spend significant time getting to know the details of each client’s case and always maintain awareness of the client’s goals for the representation.

Contact The de la Garza Law Group today if you recently suffered injuries in a Baytown warehouse accident. We offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation. To learn more, call 713-784-1010, or call toll-free at 844-784-1010.

We proudly represent clients in Baytown and throughout Texas, including all major metropolitan areas. We represent many clients throughout the greater Houston area, including Harris County, Fort Bend County, Galveston County, Brazoria County, Jefferson County, Chambers County, Waller County and Montgomery County, including The Woodlands, Pearland, Pasadena, Clear Lake, Galveston, Conroe and Sugar Land.


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