Preeminent Attorney Representing Injured Workers in Houston and Throughout Texas
Houston has a very high percentage of on-the-job injuries per worker. Despite the best efforts of OSHA, the number of injuries and fatalities in the workplace continue to grow each year.
What justice is in each individual case is going to depend upon the cause of the accident, the insurance coverage available and the negligence on the part of another.
Workers compensation generally is the sole remedy for claims against an employer in the state who has worker’s compensation insurance in force and covering the worker. There are exceptions when a worker is killed and the conduct of the employer or fellow employees are willful or outrageous such that a claim of gross negligence for punitive damages can be brought.
There are also situations where there is “fake” worker’s compensation which is not a recognized plan within the state of Texas for the Worker’s Compensation commission. Many of these plans purport to waive important rights of the injured worker and victim should consider consulting with an experienced attorney before signing any documents proffered by the employer or their insurers.
Third Party Claims
Many accidents involve third parties, (persons or entities other than the employer), who can be held accountable for their negligent acts or their failure to take necessary actions they were obligated to do. If you been injured on the job and your employer carries workers’ compensation, you may still be able to bring a lawsuit against a third-party if they were negligent in causing your injuries.
At the Baumgartner Law Firm, we have vast experience in representing workers injured on the job and families of those who have been killed while furthering the interests of their employers.
Some of the cases that we have been extremely successful in financial recoveries include:
Early investigation is often extremely helpful in determining who may be responsible and what justice may be obtained for an injured worker. Hiring an experienced attorney early after the accident can pay big dividends and how a case may play out.
While OSHA generally investigates very serious injuries and wrongful death, having an independent investigation by your representatives is important to obtaining full justice for the injury or loss of a loved one.
Don’t Sign Anything
If you been the victim of a workplace injury, the accident should be documented by the employer however, the injured worker should not give a statement or sign documents sent to them by an insurance company unless they have consulted with a personal injury attorney first.
The workplace injury attorneys at the Baumgartner Law Firm offer no obligation consultations about your rights and options after a workplace injury. We can also investigate your accident and help you see maximum compensation for the injury.
Call us today at 281-587-1111 with an on-the-job accident claim to discuss your rights and options.