Injured at work? Call an on the job injury lawyer today.
On the job injuries and death occur while a worker is performing his job activities, regardless of the industry or the type of job.
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 of work to recover, resulting in lost wages.
When medical bills associated with workers’ on-the-job injuries begin coming in, the combination of both physical and financial strain can create more problems.
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 required to carry workers’ compensation insurance! Some employers choose not to buy workers’ comp, and instead opt in to another form of work injury insurance. Buy not buying the state-run workers’ comp insurance, they 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 there may be other potential parties or persons who may be responsible for a worker’s on-the job injuries or damages. 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 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
If you or a loved one has been injured (or worse) while at work or hurt on-the job as a result of an asbestos exposure or construction site accident, please contact the Dallas based work injury lawyers at the Rasansky Law Firm so we provide you with a free consultation. Our personal injury attorneys have handled many of these types of cases and won huge settlements for the injured parties and their families. Your time is limited, contact our work injury lawyers today!