Getting hurt or sick at work instantly puts workers in a situation where they must make decisions about the future. They may also consider how they are going to pay their medical bills and replace lost income while being out of work. If you are treating a workplace injury or illness, a Victoria work injury lawyer from Carrigan & Anderson, PLLC can explain your options for securing financial recovery during this critical time.
Our personal injury lawyers in Victoria, TX, can represent you while you rest. We will protect your rights and interests and seek your deserved compensation. Call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
You don’t Have to Handle a Work Injury Alone – Let Us Help You
You may not know where to turn or what to do after getting hurt on the job. If you want direction on your next steps, our work injury lawyers in Victoria, TX, are ready to draw from 50-plus years of experience when seeking the best outcome. Our legal team will examine the details and circumstances of the incident that led to your injury and determine if you can file:
- A workers’ compensation benefits claim
- A personal injury claim
- An injury lawsuit against a third party
- An injury lawsuit against your employer and a third party
Your financial recovery options depend on your condition and how it happened. The scope of your job (such as your responsibilities) will determine what you can recover.
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.
We Could Help You File a Workers’ Compensation Claim or Lawsuit
Texas does not require private employers to provide workers’ compensation. Companies that opt into the program are called subscribers, and those that do not opt in are called non-subscribers.
If your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance, you must report your injury within 30 days in writing from the date you were injured or discovered your injury or illness. If you miss this date, you could lose your right to receive benefits.
Under workers’ compensation, your employer will pay your injury-related medical expenses and replace part of your income, regardless of fault. This means you won’t have to prove that negligence occurred to receive benefits.
If you accept your employer’s benefits, you cannot sue for the injury or illness you suffered. Our attorneys can advise you if exceptions apply in your situation. Workers’ compensation does not cover intangible damages like pain and suffering.
What If My Victoria, TX, Workers’ Compensation Claim Gets Denied?
If you have filed a workers’ compensation claim and recently learned it was denied, we can appeal the decision and represent you during the claims process. We can find out the reason for the denial and make the case for why you should receive benefits.
Contact us as soon as possible after receiving a denial letter. Your employer’s insurer has 15 days from the date you file your workers’ compensation claim to either pay you or send you a notice explaining why it denied your claim.
There’s no need to take on the stress of recovering from a work injury incident by yourself. Call Carrigan & Anderson, PLLC for a free initial consultation.
You Have Options If Your Employer Is a Non-Subscriber
If your employer does not carry workers’ compensation, they may have other benefit programs for injured workers. However, depending on your case, your path to financial recovery might be a personal injury lawsuit. Under this legal action, you can recover things that workers’ compensation does not cover.
Compensable losses in a personal injury lawsuit may include:
- All injury-related medical and rehabilitation costs
- Loss of income and lost or reduced earning ability
- Pain and suffering (physical and mental)
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Impaired quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
- Scarring, disfigurement, and disability
- Other related losses
Personal injury lawsuits require plaintiffs to prove that a party was negligent. If a non-subscriber employer was negligent, they are liable for the harm you suffered. We will hold them accountable and demand that you receive fair compensation.
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How Our Work Injury Lawyers in Victoria, TX, Will Lead Your Case
Few people can manage a case while recovering from a workplace accident. Carrigan & Anderson, PLLC will take care of your entire case while you focus on healing from your injury. We will:
- Explain your options during a free, no-risk consultation
- Investigate the workplace accident and document the details
- Collect and examine case-supporting evidence (e.g., the incident report, your medical records, witness statements, expert witness testimony, and video surveillance)
- Identify all liable parties that owe you damages, including third parties
- List your economic and non-economic losses and provide documentation
- Build your case and seek maximum compensation
- Lead settlement negotiations and manage communications with all parties
- Prepare and file a lawsuit if we cannot settle your case
Representing the injured in all areas of Texas that extends back over 40 years
Our Personal Injury Lawyers Help Injured Workers From Various Industries
Workplace accidents can happen anytime and anywhere. When they do, we believe injured workers should get paid. Our work injury attorneys in Victoria, TX, represent clients in various industries, including those that cause severe, life-threatening physical injuries, such as:
- Construction accidents
- Farming accidents
- Oil field accidents
- Mining accidents
- Factory and manufacturing accidents
- Transportation and warehousing accidents
Regardless of how and where your injury happened, you must adhere to the state’s statute of limitations. For personal injury and wrongful death actions in Texas, that is generally within two years, per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. We will also meet other critical case deadlines and promptly answer your questions and concerns.
You need a skilled advocate to protect your legal rights and present your claim in such a way as to maximize your recovery.
Call Us Today for Help from a Victoria Work Injury Lawyer – Free Consultation
Carrigan & Anderson, PLLC are ready to work for you. We know injuries cost more than just money. You lose time, sleep, peace of mind, and more when you worry about how you’ll pay your bills and take care of yourself and your family, especially if you cannot work.
Let us handle the legal work for you. Our founders have decades of combined legal experience, and with experience comes invaluable insight into your legal options. You can learn more during a free consultation, and there are no upfront fees to pay if we take your case.
At Carrigan & Anderson, PLLC we can talk to you about your options and rights.