Workplace Injury FAQs
What is a Workplace Injury?
Every office or worksite has potentially hazardous items that could hurt employees. In Texas, and in most states, an employer is required to provide their workforce with a safe environment where they can be comfortable and productive. Despite this, sometimes the workplace’s conditions are not adequate or an events that were unaccounted for occur, leading to workplace injuries.According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a worker or employee is injured every seven seconds due to overexertion, contact with objects and equipment, and slips and falls. Among the top occupations with the largest cases of workplace injuries include firefighters, police, and employees in the transportation/shipping sectors, manufacturing, and construction.
What steps should I take immediately following a work accident?
The first thing you should do is seek medical treatment for your injuries. You should then immediately provide written notice of your accident to your employer. Following those two steps first you should then talk to attorney Tom to understand your rights and legal options. Having an experienced attorney on your side through this process is extremely beneficial.
What if my employer did not purchase workers’ compensation insurance?
Beneath the law, if an employer has failed to purchase workers’ compensation insurance, the injured person (employee) can bring a claim specifically against the employer if the employer or other employee, negligently caused the accident.
How much does it cost to hire an attorney?
Attorney Tom works off of a contingent fee basis. In fact, you won’t owe us any money unless we win for you. We also offer a free initial consultation. You can use this opportunity to ask us questions and find out if we are a good fit.
Call Attorney Tom Today
Workplace accidents can happen even when safety measures are in place. Sometimes, accidents take place simply because an environment contains safety hazards. Attorney Tom understands how filing a workers’ compensation benefit claim can be stressful. The lawyers at our firm are knowledgeable about the law and can help build up your case while you recover from your injury. Call Attorney Tom and his legal team today if you have been in a workplace accident. Call us anytime at (713) 244-6363.