When an employee suffers work injuries in Texas, it is not always clear how they will pay for their medical care or cover their lost income while they heal. Options could include workers’ compensation, an injury lawsuit, or both. Working with a Texas personal injury attorney can make it easier to navigate this process while continuing treatment and recovering physically.
Our work injury lawyer from Carrigan & Anderson, PLLC, can help you understand your rights and next steps. We will assess your case for free. Contact us today to learn more. Whatever your situation, we’re here for you.
Let Our Texas Work Injury Lawyer Assess Your Options for Free
Injured workers sometimes qualify for workers’ compensation benefits after an on-the-job injury. They receive medical care and wage loss benefits while they are out of work. They may also be able to sue a third party who is responsible for their injuries.
Unlike some states, Texas does not require most private employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance for employees. These employers are known as non-subscribers.
When their workers are hurt on the job, there is no state-sponsored insurance program to pay for their care and lost income. However, workers can sue their employer if they can show the employer’s negligence caused their injuries. Alternatively, they can still sue a liable third party.
Our attorney can assess your case to determine your options. We offer these initial case consultations to victims or their families at no cost.
What Happens in a Work Injury Lawsuit?
Even if you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, you may have a viable lawsuit against the negligent party who caused your on-the-job injuries. Our lawyer can identify the potentially liable parties and pursue compensation on your behalf, if possible.
The recoverable damages that might be available through a civil lawsuit based on your workplace injury accident could include:
- Medical care costs, current and future
- Income losses, including those not covered by workers’ comp
- Diminished earning capacity if you cannot return to work
- Miscellaneous expenses with receipts
- Pain and suffering damages, which are never available through workers’ comp
If the victim died from their Texas workplace injuries, our lawyer can seek compensation for survivors under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 71.002(b).
We have offices in Houston, Corpus Christi, and Victoria; and will travel to any corner of Texas if we are capable of preventing an injustice.
Our Work Injury Attorney Fights for Injured Workers in Texas
Carrigan & Anderson, PLLC, is a Texas law firm with two attorneys on staff. Combined, our lawyers have more than 50 years of experience managing personal injury and insurance law cases for clients.
Attorney Stephen P. Carrigan handles all injury cases for our team, including Texas work injuries. He has been practicing law for over 37 years. When you trust him with your case, you can expect:
- Us to represent your best interests throughout the process
- To have someone answer your questions about your options
- To receive regular case updates
- An attorney who knows how to build a strong case for compensation
- Us to handle negotiations with the employer, liable party, or their insurance carrier
- Your lawyer to file a lawsuit and navigate the legal process on your behalf when necessary
When you need to ask questions or discuss your case with your lawyer, you can call or text. Stephen responds to calls and texts from clients seven days a week.
Our firm handles claims and lawsuits with no upfront fees and no attorney’s fees unless we win the case.
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Our Texas Work Injury Attorney Knows How to Handle Your Case
Injuries can occur in any of Texas’ business sectors, from aerospace manufacturing to corporate environments. We help workers seek fair compensation based on their work-related or on-the-job injuries, regardless of their industry or how the accident occurred. This could include:
- Construction accidents
- Factory and manufacturing accidents
- Agricultural accidents
- Mining injuries
- Oil field injuries
We know how to pursue a case against non-subscriber employers or liable third parties, holding them accountable and demanding fair compensation based on our client’s expenses and losses. We often negotiate fair settlements with companies or their insurance carriers. This is the most common way we recover compensation for our clients.
When necessary, we will prepare and file a lawsuit against the negligent party who caused our client’s injuries. This could lead to a settlement, either through negotiations or mediation. However, these cases sometimes go to trial, and we ask the jury to award fair compensation.
Representing the injured in all areas of Texas that extends back over 40 years
When Should I Contact a Texas Work Injury Lawyer About My Case?
If you are not receiving workers’ compensation or need additional income beyond these benefits, you understand the need to act quickly following an injury. We cannot begin pursuing a payout for you until we know about your case. We also encourage workplace injury victims to call us early because it allows us to identify and preserve evidence that might not be available later.
Even if you are unsure whether you can sue the liable party, you lose nothing by making the call. Our attorney will review your case for free and explain your options. If we believe you have a valid case, we will handle it with no upfront fees.
In addition, deadlines apply. This is true in filing for your workers’ compensation benefits and when suing a liable party. Generally, Texas law only gives victims up to two years to file a complaint to begin a civil lawsuit under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. We must ensure you meet this deadline to protect your right to fair compensation.
You need a skilled advocate to protect your legal rights and present your claim in such a way as to maximize your recovery.
Discuss Your Texas Work Injury Case With Our Attorney for Free
Carrigan & Anderson, PLLC, provides free consultations for injured workers in Texas. We handle work injury cases regardless of your workers’ comp status. Let us review your case and explain your options. Connect with Steve today to learn more.
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