Workplace Injury Lawyer

Workplace injuries can happen at any time. We can help.

Suffering from a workplace injury can be disorientating, and you might not know what to do when you’re the victim. There are cases where your employer can do all required, and injuries still happen.

Workplace injuries can have a permanent impact on your life. However, your employer may dispute this fact. The Havins Law Firm has dealt with workplace injury cases over the years and successfully enabled victims to receive the compensation they need. Ensure you’re not in this fight alone when it concerns your livelihood.

What Texas Law Has To Say About Workplace Injuries

Under Worker’s Compensation law, an injury or illness is covered, regardless of who is at fault. If it was sustained during the employment, the employer is obliged to cover it. It also includes travel that was related to work.

Injuries are not covered if they result from the employee’s recklessness, criminal acts, or voluntary participation in off-duty recreational activity. Injured employees must file their injury reports within thirty days of being injured. Impairment rating must be done so within 90 days. All formal paperwork for workers’ compensation must be filed within one year of receiving the injury.

Depending on your injury type, workers’ compensation could give you different benefits. However, if workers’ compensation doesn’t cover your injury or ailment, you can still seek recourse with the help of an experienced attorney.

Workers’ Compensation: What Does It Mean For You?

Workers’ compensation, in general, covers most accidents and injuries that originate from your workplace. Individuals can receive medical, income, and death benefits through compensation; however, there is a limited time in which the claim must be filed.

However, many employers try to get out of paying rightful compensation and settlement to employees. It can happen even when the injury or ailment is due to negligence. Tactics used by employers can lead to feelings of isolation and bleakness when you feel like you have no way out.

The Havins Law Firm has represented hundreds of employees from various sectors, including construction and electrical sectors. Our attorneys can help you receive your due compensation to focus on recovery.

Situations Where You Need An Attorney

While there are situations where receiving compensation may be relatively straightforward, there can be times where your employee is unwilling to provide the compensation due to you. Some situations where you may require an attorney include:

When the injury is caused due to negligent behavior of another employee or employer, but either party is not admitting fault.

If the employer is delaying your compensation payment or has denied it ultimately, an attorney can help you resolve the issue. You can appeal the decision or take it to court.

Depending on the severity of your injuries or ailments, you can be eligible to receive several benefits. But if not all injuries seem to qualify, you can speak to an attorney about your options.

You may require specific treatments like surgery to regain complete functionality, but it can be delayed if compensation is not paid.

In some cases, the employer may file a case against you for being negligent or attempting to compensate for an injury that didn’t happen at work.

If a third party has been involved in your accident, you can also file a suit against them.

Fatal Injuries at the Workplace

Depending on the industry you work in, and what you are exposed to through your job, injuries can differ.
Fatal injuries you can receive at your workplace include:

Construction accident while working on site
  • Slips and falls
  • Overexertion leading to chronic pain
  • Dangerous contact with hazardous equipment
  • Vehicular accidents
  • Explosions or fire
  • Violence by another party

While you can’t eliminate the possibility of getting injured at work altogether, you should try to keep safe where you can. Being aware of your surroundings and vigilance of safety precautions is crucial to maintaining your well-being.

How to Get Rightful Justice With a Texas Attorney

In Texas, workers’ compensation can be paid to injured workers depending on their average weekly wage. However, sometimes, this may not be enough. The Havins Law Firm has vast experience when it comes to tackling workplace injuries and will ensure you receive the proper compensation. You may not know what to ask or how to receive the compensation you’re looking for, which is why our attorneys would be the ideal fit for you.

Getting injured at your workplace can be traumatic and stressful, so you don’t want to overwhelm yourself with the claim process. Ensure that you hire a capable attorney who understands your situation and will give their best for you. Get in touch with us to book a free consultation and understand what lies ahead with your claim.

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