Houston Work Accident Lawyer
How Can A Houston Work Accident Lawyer Help?
A Houston Work Accident Lawyer will help you investigate and evaluate your rights depending on whether you have Texas Workers’ Compensation benefits, a third- party claim, or a Non-Subscriber claim. Each of these potential claims has its procedure for filing a claim and recovering benefits.
Can I Sue My Employer for my Texas Work Injury Accident?
The Texas Workers’ Compensation program is a state-reglated, voluntary program that Texas employers can choose to participate in to provide workers’ compensation insurance. They can select insurance policies from private insurers or self-insure, if qualified. The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) regulates the system and can take enforcement action if necessary. In most cases, employers who participate in the Texas Workers’ Compensation program cannot be sued by the employee who got hurt or sick while at work. If your employer does not participate in the Texas Workers’ Compensation program then they can be sued in a Non-Subscriber claim.
There are situations when you can still sue your employer or possibly a third-party that contributed to your injury or sickness. If you have been seriously injured on the job, contact Attorney Rick Molina. The accident consultation is absolutely free and confidential.
What Is A Work Accident Third Party Claim?
A work accident third-party claim is a claim against someone that is not your employer, but that caused or contributed to the accident nd your injuries. For example, in Houston, many work sites have multiple companies and contractors at the site. Many times, a work injury was caused by someone that is not your employer. These types of claims are usually not workers’ compensation claims, and these claims proceed with the Texas court system and not the Texas Workers’ Compensation System.
What Is A Work Accident Non-Subscriber Claim?
A Work Injury Non-Subscriber claim is a claim against a Texas Employer that does not have, or subscribe, to Texas Workers’ Compensation Insurance. In Non-Subscriber cases, injured workers can proceed to recover their full damages in court with the help of an experienced Houston Work Accident Lawyer.
What Damages Can I Recover From My Work Accident?
If your employer has Texas Workers’ Compensation Insurance, then you may be limited to your damages that are available within the Texas Workers’ Compensation System. However, in third-party claims and Non-Subscriber claims, injured workers can recover all of their damages within the Texas Court System. The available damages in third-party claims and non-subscriber claims includes:
In Texas, Work Accident damages generally fall under two categories: economic and noneconomic.
Economic damages are generally out-of-pocket damages such as medical expenses and lost earnings or loss of earning capacity. In wrongful death cases, these damages can also include funeral expenses.
Non-economic damages are intangible damages such as pain, suffering, disfigurement, and physical impairment. In wrongful death cases, these damages can also include loss of companionship.
What makes us different?
The Molina Law Firm has been representing accident victims for over 20 years, helping them navigate the sometimes complex legal fight against insurance carriers. Remember that when you retain Attorney Rick Molina, you pay nothing upfront and we only collect a percentage of the compensation you receive when we have won your case. Don’t go against the insurance carriers alone. Attorney Rick Molina will aggressively represent you and fight on your behalf. We have the knowledge, resources, and experience to get you all the compensation for your loss, pain, and suffering.
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Work Accident Statistics
According to the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) the rate of non-fatal workplace injury and illness in Texas has decreased marginally over the years. Texas has significantly less injuries per 100 workers than the country as a whole.
In 2021, TDI reported 533 fatal workplace injuries in Texas which is a significant increase over 2020 of 469.
What To Do After A Work Related Accident?
Most work accidents typically result in serious injuries that require medical attention. So first and foremost, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. If possible, take photos and videos of the scene and any resulting injuries. Call Molina Law Firm as soon as possible to discuss your case.
As in most accident cases, the following are some broad steps you should take when involved in a work accident.
Report your injury immediately
Do not downplay how injured you may be. If you have been hurt or got sick due to a work-related incident, report it immediately. The responsibility then shifts on your employer to get the workers' compensation ball rolling.
Get medical attention
Go see a doctor. Workers' compensation laws pays your medical care resulting form the accident. See the workers' compensation doctor who will document the extent of your injuries. You may be hurt worse than you think.
Don't just depend on your employer to get everything right. Get a copy of your accident report. Write down everything you remember about the accident as well as a list of witnesses. If you are able, take some photos with your phone.
If you have been seriously injured at work, it is important that you get an experienced personal injury attorney to help you. Time is important. Contact us.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Accidents At Work
Any work-related injury or illness is covered by workers’ compensation. Even pre-existing conditions may be covered if it was aggravated or advanced by the accident at work.
Benefits are administered by the workers’ compensation insurance and are regulated by Texas Law. Workers’ compensation benefits typically include payment of all medical bills related to your injury, part or all lost wages and in some cases training for a new job if you can no longer function in your current job.
Most large companies participate in Texas Workers’ Compensation. If your employer does not, then they are called Non-Subscribers and can then be directly sued for damages and compensation. For these types of Non-Subscriber cases, it is important to immediately call Molina Law Firm to begin your investigation as soon as possible.