Recovery When You’ve Been Injured On the Job
If you, or a loved one, have been injured on the job you need to know your rights. Texas law can be complicated and we are here to explain how you can recover in you’re injured at work. In Texas, there are three different ways to recover:
- On-the-Job Injuries: Sometimes, even if your employer doesn’t have workers’ compensation coverage, you can still recover! Employers who don’t subscribe to Texas Workers’ Compensation can battle in court with injured workers. While workers’ comp subscribers cannot be sued, employers who do not subscribe can be targeted in lawsuits.
- Workers’ Compensation: Employers who subscribe to Texas Workers’ Compensation can compensate injured workers according to a set schedule. This system is a compromise between the interests of employers who do not want to be sued and workers, who need a baseline of reassurance that they will be taken care of when they are injured. But sometimes the Workers’ Compensation lets you down and denies your benefits. When that happens, we are here for you.
- Third-party liability suits: A third-party lawsuit may be filed when an injury occurs on the worksite, but the negligence is by a third party, someone other than the employer. For example: If you are a carpenter on a project, and an electrician working for another subcontractor runs over your foot, you can sue the electrical contractor. You may even combine workers’ comp claims with a lawsuit — call us to learn about your rights.
How People Get Hurt On The Job In Texas
The options for recovery are diverse anc complex. An experienced workplace accident lawyer like the professionals at The Zimmerman Law Firm, P.C., can help you assemble a strategy for recovery that aims for maximum recovery.