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If you have been injured at work or sustained an on-the-job injury and would like to know if there is a possible claim which you may assert to receive compensation for your injuries, contact Barnes Law Firm. If you or a loved one has been injured on-the-job, you should immediately contact an attorney to discuss your legal rights. On-the-job injury and workers’ compensation is an area of law that is very complex and requires a careful analysis of the facts by an experienced attorney.
On-the-job injuries are injuries that occur while a worker is performing his or her job activities, regardless of the industry or the type of job. Workers throughout the State of Texas are often exposed to dangerous conditions in the workplace. These dangerous conditions can subject workers to sustain on-the-job injuries. The Texas workers’ compensation laws do not prevent an injured employee from suing third parties that are responsible for their injuries; this also includes manufacturers of products that are defective.
Under Texas law, employees generally cannot sue their employers for injuries that occur during the course and scope of their employment if the employer is a subscriber to workers’ compensation insurance. If a Texas worker is injured while doing his or her job and entitled to receive worker’s compensation benefits, the injured worker cannot normally make a successful negligence claim against their employer. This is to encourage employers to carry worker’s compensation insurance. If the injury was an intentional act on the part of the employer or a fellow co-worker, then the injured worker can make a negligence claim against the employer. And, if the injured worker dies from the injuries, their estate can sue the employer for intentional acts or gross negligence of the employer.
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured or died as a result of an on-the-job injury or accident, you may be aware that Workers’ Compensation payments are often low, do not last long enough, and do not compensate the injured parties or their families for pain and suffering. There may be other options and recovery available in addition to Workers’ Compensation. Third party claims can be brought in addition to Workers’ Compensation claims, but in third party claims you can ask for damages for pain and suffering as well as future expenses.
If you would like to speak to a workplace accident attorney about other potential sources of compensation for your on-the-job injury, contact Barnes Law Firm. We are committed to protecting the rights of injured Texas workers and we will pursue every option available in helping you recover from your on-the-job injury.
At Barnes Law Firm in Houston, Texas, we are experienced on-the-job injury lawyers and workers’ compensation attorneys. We represent victims injured in the workplace throughout Houston, Texas, including Sugarland, Missouri City, Baytown, The Woodlands, Pasadena, Channelview, Katy and the Houston Texas metro area. Contact us to arrange a free initial consultation and evaluation of your on-the-job accident or workplace injury.
Barnes Law Firm works strictly on a contingent fee basis and advances all upfront costs of a case including the investigation, case development, litigation, expert witnesses and court costs. Those expenses, in addition to our fee, are deducted from the ultimate recovery. And if we are not successful in a recovery in your case, we absorb all costs and charge no fee.