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Work-related injuries can happen to anyone in the state of Texas, and they often involve complex laws surrounding workers' compensation claims and third-party negligence. For employers who have workers' compensation insurance, employees will be eligible for benefits for any injuries related to the work they have performed, regardless of who was responsible. However, when an employee decides to receive workers' compensation benefits, they give up the right to file a lawsuit against their employer directly.

Many work-related injuries involve a third party in addition to an employer and employee. If you were injured on the job by someone other than your employer, then you may have a third-party injury case, which would allow you to sue another company or individual for your work-related injuries. To ensure you receive fair compensation, an experienced work injury attorney should be consulted.

Contact The Bettersworth Law Firm if you or someone you know has been injured on the job. Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not get paid unless we win your case. Call us at 830-606-0404 to schedule a free initial consultation. We are available to help you get through your painful experience.

What Are Some Examples of Third-Party Liability Claims?

While you typically cannot sue your employer if your employer offers workers' compensation coverage, you can sometimes sue a third party for your on-the-job injuries. Here are some example scenarios:

  • While working as a delivery driver, you are struck and seriously injured by a drunk driver. You could sue that driver in addition to seeking workers' compensation benefits.
  • While working in construction, you are injured by a defective and malfunctioning tool. You can file a product liability lawsuit against the tool manufacturer while also seeking workers' comp benefits.

These are just a few of hundreds of examples of third-party liability claims.

What Are the Most Dangerous Industries/Jobs in Texas?

While the typical workplace has become much safer over the past century, some jobs will always be dangerous. The jobs and industries associated with the most workplace injuries in Texas include:

  • Construction workers
  • Oil and gas field drillers and other workers
  • Big rig truck drivers
  • Health care professionals
  • Repair and maintenance workers
  • Aviation workers, including pilots, flight attendants, and flight engineers

If you work in one of these industries, you are at an elevated risk of suffering a serious or even fatal workplace injury. That being said, even the safest jobs have their hazards, and our firm represents clients from all walks of life.

Knowledgeable Attorney Helping You Recover Damages

At The Bettersworth Law Firm, we help our clients recover damages for their work-related injuries. Since workplace injuries can result in missed time at work due to physical therapy or medical appointments, The Bettersworth Law Firm seeks to recover past, present, and future medical expenses for clients suffering from work-related injuries.

We understand that on-the-job injuries can lead to a variety of personal injuries as well as emotional distress. That is why attorney James Bettersworth will aggressively fight to obtain the maximum compensation you deserve.

Uninsured Employers

Texas employers without workers' compensation insurance are called "nonsubscribers," and they can be sued directly by employees who have been injured at work. In these cases, an employee will typically need to prove that they were injured because of their employer's negligence, such as the failure to provide protective equipment or meet safety standards. In many "nonsubscriber" injury cases, the victim can claim award amounts that would exceed an insured employer's workers' compensation benefits package.

Contact a New Braunfels Workplace Injury Lawyer Today

Contact us at The Bettersworth Law Firm if you have been injured on the job. We can offer you knowledgeable legal guidance, and we will help you obtain the results you deserve. Call 830-606-0404 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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