Work Injury Attorneys in Dallas, TX
Generally, the daily grind of going to work and coming home rarely instills fear of a serious accident occurring. While yes, some professions have a higher degree of risk than others, the safety precautions taken should provide a level of comfort for employees. The reality is, however, freak accidents can occur in any workplace, even in an office. When accidents happen, victims often suffer from lifechanging injuries that inhibit their ability to work or do many of the things they once could. If you have been hurt on the job, you need a legal team that is ready to fight for you. The attorneys at Brock & Goetzmann have over 50 years of combined experience proudly representing injured workers across Dallas. For strong legal representation when you need it most, contact Brock & Goetzmann today to schedule a consultation.
Workplace Accidents in Texas
Employers are expected and legally required to provide safety measures for their employees, such as safety equipment and training. Regardless of whether all safety measures were taken in your situation or an employer’s negligence caused your accident, you must have an effective legal team on your side. At Brock & Goetzmann, we handle a wide range of workplace accident cases, some of which include the following:
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- Muscle strains
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Crashes or collisions
- Inhaling toxic fumes
- Loud noise exposure
- Being hit by falling objects
Recovering Damages After an Accident
Often, after being seriously injured in an accident, victims will seek financial compensation to help them recover from any of the physical, emotional and financial burdens associated with the accident. When it comes to workplace accidents, there are a few options for recovering compensation. Some individuals may be entitled to workers’ compensation through their employer. There are other scenarios in which the accident was not caused by an employer, but instead by a negligent third party, such as subcontractors, negligent equipment manufacturers or designers, and more. If you were hurt by a third party, you may be entitled to damages for your medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and more. That being said, these cases are oftentimes complicated because you are not permitted to collect both workers’ compensation and compensation from a third party. If you do, you may have to reimburse one party. Of course, every case is unique, so you must first consult with a skilled legal team who can assess your situation and effectively guide you through the claims process.
What if my Employer Does Not Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?
About 72% of all Texas employers purchase workers’ compensation insurance. Unfortunately, if you are an employee of the 28% who does not purchase workers’ compensation, you may feel unsure about your best path forward. Fortunately, you do not have to worry–in many cases, you can still recover the compensation you need via a non-subscriber worker’s injury claim. As long as you can prove that your employer owed you a duty of care, breached that duty of care, and that you were injured and suffered quantifiable damages as a result, you may file a non-subscriber claim. Unlike third-party claims, you will file a non-subscriber claim directly against your employer, where you can seek full compensation for medical bills, diminished earning capacity, noneconomic damages, such as emotional distress, and lost current and future wages. If your employer does not provide workers’ compensation coverage and you have been injured in an accident, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced non-subscriber workers’ injury claim attorneys today.
Contact a Dallas Work Accident Attorney
Have you been seriously injured in a Dallas, Texas workplace accident? If so, you may be entitled to significant compensation for the burdens you have faced. However, to win the compensation you deserve, you must first consult with an experienced legal team that can assist you through every step of the process, whether you’re filing a third-party claim or a workers’ compensation claim. To discuss your situation with a knowledgeable team of personal injury attorneys in Dallas, contact Brock & Goetzmann today.