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Just because you have been injured in the workplace, does not mean you are limited to your employer’s unsatisfactory workers’ compensation insurance. Workplace injuries can come in many forms.
- Defective products injuries can hold a product manufacturing company liable for any resulting injuries and damages
- If your employer acted negligently, abusively, egregiously, or intentionally and it led to your harm, you may be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against your employer
- If an outside party caused your injury, you can sue them in a personal injury lawsuit
- A toxic substance or hazardous environment can leave your employer open to a toxic tort lawsuit
Workers compensation can give money and benefits to a harmed worker, but payments are usually low and never compensate for damages such as pain and suffering. Injuries however will always take a toll on a worker’s life. Medical bills, missed time from work, and other forms of damages can stack up quickly. This is why it is very important for injured workers to understand their rights and abilities to seek compensation outside of the workers compensation insurance system. If you are injured and have to miss work in any capacity, it is always in your best interest to seek the advice of a personal injury and workers compensation lawyer.
Houston Workplace Accident Lawyer
If you are injured at work, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. For decades, Roxell Richards has represented working families with sound legal advice and guidance when they need a lawyer most. We have a team of Workers’ Compensation attorneys who work tirelessly to protect the rights of injured workers. Your rights matter. Roxell Richards and Associates also provides services in construction accidents, industrial accidents, and acts of professional negligence. We provide free consultations to inform you of your rights and obligations under the law and strongly recommend that you call us today if you have been hurt at work. We proudly serve the greater Houston area and state of Texas.
Texas Workplace Accident Law Center
Unfortunately workplace accidents are very common. They range from simple slip and falls to major plant explosions. Even though they are sometimes unavoidable, they all seem to cause a major disruption in your life. Injuries translate to time off work. Time off work is money lost. Then there are the medical bills that can pile up in a hurry. Roxell Richards job accident lawyers understand how work accidents can turn your life upside down. We are here to help take the burden off your shoulders and put it on the defense. Under Texas common law your employer has a responsibility to keep the workplace safe and free from accidental injuries. They also have a strict duty to provide the right equipment and safety equipment to get the job done safely. In addition to the state regulation of workplace injuries, Federal organizations such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration impose standards upon employers to provide a safe workplace to employees. All of these laws and regulations must be taken into account when looking at an employer’s liability for workplace injury in Texas. Contact Roxell Richards Law Firm for help recovering from a workplace injury.Please call (713) 974-0388.