New Braunfels Injury Attorney For Work Accidents
Injured At Work? We Will Pursue Maximum Compensation For Your Injuries.
Work-related injuries can happen to anyone in the state of Texas and often involve complex laws surrounding workers’ compensation claims and third party negligence. Whenever an employee decides to receive workers’ compensation benefits, they give up the right to file a lawsuit against their employer directly.
However, many work-related injuries happen between an employee and a third party. 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-related injury attorney should be consulted.
Consult 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 830-443-9193 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 worker’s 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/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 work-related 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.
Texas employers without workers’ compensation insurance are called “nonsubscribers” and can be sued directly by employees who have been injured at work. 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 Attorney Today
Contact us at The Bettersworth Law Firm if you have been injured on the job. We can offer you knowledgeable legal guidance and can help you obtain the results you deserve. Call to schedule a free initial consultation at 830-443-9193.