Workers' Compensation Law in Texas
Texas is unique when it comes to workers’ compensation laws. Unlike some other states, state employers are not required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. They can choose to have no insurance when their employees get injured. These are referred to as “non-subscribers,” and they can still be held liable. Additionally, many times there are third parties that can be held liable if they contributed to the injuries.
Contact a corpus christi work injury lawyer
Work-related injuries can do more than end a career; they can devastate your life and the lives of those who depend on you. Many clients and their family members who come to Webb Cason, have been affected by an accident that has resulted in serious injuries or death. While our clients deal with the effects of a tragedy, our Corpus Christi workplace injury lawyers get to work pursuing compensation for them.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a work-related accident, contact us at our Corpus Christi office at (361)887-1031.
At Webb Cason, our Corpus Christi workplace injury lawyers pursue work-related injury claims on behalf of injured South Texas residents. Determining the party responsible requires thorough investigations with the help of our network of industry experts. Attending to every detail helps us get to the facts and hold the negligent parties accountable for an accident that injured you or killed a loved one. Our Corpus Christi workplace injuries attorneys help to put you and your family on the road to recovery.
Workplace Injury Areas We Serve
Falls from derricks and chemical plants
Gas storage tank explosions
Jack-up rig accidents
Third-party liability claims
Oil drilling accidents
Eagle Ford Shale
Exposure to chemicals
Falling pipes and debris
Common Accidents in Workers’ Compensation Cases
Workers’ compensation benefits may be available for any type of illness or injury that occurs due to work. Some common types of workplace accidents are responsible for the vast majority of work-related injury claims.
The most common types of workplace accidents that cause disabling injuries include:
Overexertion, including excessive lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying and throwing
Falling on the same level
Bodily reaction injuries, including injuries caused by bending, reaching, climbing, standing, sitting, slipping or tripping without falling
Falls to a lower level
Being struck by an object
Being struck against an object
Repetitive-motion injuries, which are injuries that result from repeated stress or strain on the body
Being caught by or compressed in something
Assault or workplace violence
The top five causes of workplace injury accounted for 73.1 percent of all costs associated with workplace injuries in one recent year, according to the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index. Overexertion alone totaled $13.61 billion in direct costs.
The billions spent treating workplace injuries show how important it is for every worker to get the workers’ compensation benefits he or she deserves after getting hurt.
Injuries can happen across all industries and across all fields, but some are more likely to occur in certain jobs. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) indicates that 19.6 percent of all fatal workplace injuries in 2012 happened in construction. The vast majority of these injuries were caused by:
Being struck by an object.
Being caught in or between objects
These top causes of accidents are referred to by OSHA as “Construction’s Fatal Four.”
Workplace accident faq’s
How much is my case worth?
Several different factors determine the financial compensation you can receive for a workplace injury. You might be eligible for workers’ compensation through your employer. These benefits typically cover lost wages, hospital bills, and other injury-related costs. If you work in a maritime job, you may receive maintenance and cure during your recovery period. Injured longshoremen, offshore workers, deckhands, and other employees who work on or around the water can get basic costs of living and medical debt covered by their employer. The Jones Act also allows maritime workers also have the option of bringing a personal injury case against their employer for negligence. If another party other than your employer can be held legally liable for the accident, you may be able to seek monetary recompense through a personal injury claim. An experienced workplace accident lawyer can help you seek compensation through all legally available channels.
Why do I need a lawyer if I’ve been injured at work?
Many injured workers assume that their wages and medical costs will automatically be covered by workers’ compensation or by maintenance and cure payments. After all, most employers are legally compelled to financially support injured workers who were hurt on the job. Unfortunately, even for hurt employees with entirely legitimate claims, it can be difficult to actually receive the benefits they deserve. Employers and insurance companies have been known to unjustly deny or delay compensation. Sometimes they even severely reduce the monetary amounts you are legally due.
A skilled workplace accidents lawyer can help you safeguard your financial interests by investigating your injury, guiding you through any required paperwork, and standing up for your rights. It is much more difficult for your employer or an insurance company to exploit you when you have an experienced legal professional on your side.
Why should I choose Webb Cason Injury Attorneys?
Our workplace accidents lawyers have extensive experience representing employees in a range of industries. We have fought for many different kinds of workers including concrete finishers, construction workers, cargo inspectors, various maritime workers, drilling crews, and truck drivers. Serving such a wide variety of clients has given us the knowledge and the skills we need to handle your legal cause.
While our record of legal successes tends to speak for itself, we also want prospective clients to know that we treat workplace accident victims with the respect and compassion they deserve. We understand that injured workers are already experiencing a terrible amount of stress and uncertainty. That’s makes us committed to getting you the maximum amount of financial compensation possible as quickly as we can. When you work with our skilled legal team, you work with a group of people dedicated to protecting your best interests.
Contact a corpus christi workplace accident attorney
If you or someone close to you has been injured in an accident on the job, the experienced workplace injuries attorneys at Webb Cason can look into your case and help you determine your legal options. We want to make sure you get the financial compensation you deserve. Contact us today to discuss the details of your workplace injury with a dedicated legal professional.
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