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Statistics indicate that nearly six million private sector workers are injured every year while on the job. Depending on the severity of the injury, many workers require light or restricted duties. Other workers are forced to miss multiple days (sometimes months) of work to recover, resulting in lost wages. Some injured workers are never able to return to work.
When medical bills associated with a worker’s occupational injuries begin coming in, the combination of both physical and financial strain can cause frustration and uncertainty. This is where an attorney can help.
Workers’ compensation vs nonsubscriber claims.
While most workers think they can only file for workers’ compensation benefits after a workplace accident, in Texas, your employer is not even required to carry workers’ compensation insurance!
If an employer does subscribe to state-run workers’ comp insurance, then they’re shielded from personal injury lawsuits brought by an injured worker. Some employers choose not to buy workers’ comp in order to save money, and instead opt in to another form of work injury insurance. These employers are referred to as “nonsubscribers.” By not buying the state-run workers’ comp insurance, these employers open themselves up to the possibility of a personal injury lawsuit.
Even if your employer DOES subscribe to workers’ compensation, that doesn’t mean you’re automatically barred from pursuing a lawsuit. Our Dallas work injury lawyers know that there may be other potential parties or persons who may be responsible for a worker’s on-the job injuries. For instance, an injury caused by a defective piece of equipment would fall under product liability law, allowing you to seek compensation from the 3rd-party equipment manufacturer.
Typical reasons for injuries at work:
- unsafe work conditions
- lack of safety equipment
- lack of training
- improper supervision
- lack of appropriate warnings
There are numerous industries and different types of work sites where employees and other workers are placed at risk for on-the-job injuries. These types of business, work sites, and work places include:
- Shipyards (may be a risk of asbestos exposure)
- Oilfield and Oil Services
- Railroad and Railway
- Construction Sites
So what’s the next step?
If you or a loved one has been injured while at work, or hurt on-the job as a result of a construction site accident, forklift accident, or anything else, please contact the Dallas work injury lawyers at Rasansky Law Firm so that we may provide you with a free consultation.
Our personal injury attorneys have handled many of these types of cases in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the past 20 years, and we can help you too. Your time is limited, so contact our work injury lawyers today. The call is free, and if we decide to take on your case, you’re charged nothing unless we actually win your case.