Getting hurt at work is a life-changing event. Unfortunately, more and more workers are being hurt at work because companies are placing profits over people. The number of work-related fatalities in Texas rose by 25% in 2019. After sustaining an injury on the job, your first thought is often how are going to pay your bills and take care of your family. In Texas employers are not required to provide workers’ compensation insurance. Even if your employer has workers’ compensation insurance, often times workers’ compensation requires you to waive your ability to sue in exchange for pennies on the dollar. Getting injured while at work is a major problem and major problems require major solutions. Consult with a San Antonio workplace accident lawyer today in order to get the compensation you deserve.
A report on fatal occupation injuries in 2019 released by the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) shows 608 workplace fatalities in private and public/governmental sectors in 2019, up from 488 in 2018. The occupation with the highest number of fatal work injuries was driver/sales workers and truck drivers with 142 incidents, representing 23% of all fatal work injuries. There were 96 incidents of falls, slips, and trips, which accounted for 16% of all incidents. Construction and extraction had the largest increase in number of incidents from 105 in 2018 to 136 in 2019.
Common workplace sites that injuries occur are auto shops, groceries stores, construction sites and industrial plants. Common workplace injury types are transportation accidents, falls, slips, trips, contact with objects and equipment, violence and other injuries from persons or animals, exposure to harmful substances or environments, fires and explosions. Common workplace injuries include:
• Neck and back injuries
• Traumatic brain injuries
• Broken, crushed, fractured or shattered bones
• Spinal cord injuries
• Bruises and contusions
• Soft tissues tears, sprains, and strains
• Hearing loss
• Dermatitis and asbestosis
To ensure you get the compensation that you deserve, you should call a San Antonio personal injury attorney. The Major Law Firm aggressively fights for the maximum compensation for all of our clients.
Employers do not have to carry workers’ compensation insurance in Texas. If your employer does carry workers’ compensation insurance, you may file a claim for your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages. Some workers’ compensation insurance offer death benefits. By accepting workers’ compensation from your insurance, you forfeit the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer. Even if you accept worker’s compensation and you cannot sue your employer for negligence, you may be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against a third party such as a property owner, a subcontractor or equipment manufacturer. Following a workplace accident, it may be difficult to determine the cause or who was at fault.
Consult with the Major Law Firm’s San Antonio personal injury attorney today to determine who is at fault for causing your injury and to determine how much your case may be worth. Consult with a San Antonio workplace accident lawyer today to determine who may be liable for your injuries. A personal injury lawsuit has the potential to result in greater compensation. The types of compensation available in a personal injury lawsuit include pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, lost enjoyment of life, legal fees, and loss of consortium.
The Major Law Firm’s workplace accident attorney are knowledgeable of the complexities of Texas’ Workers’ Compensation laws and negligence laws. Our accident lawyers will go to battle for you as skillful and aggressive trial attorney. If you or a loved one has been injured do not leave your case in the hands of your employer. The Major Law Firm will fight for you to get you the medical care and compensation you deserve. As a San Antonio personal injury lawyer, we are familiar with Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards, collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses, expert witnesses, confined space permits, and accident reconstruction. workplace accidents are a major problem and major problems require major solutions.
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