Houston Workplace Injuries Lawyers
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. If you have been injured on the job, the Houston workplace injury attorneys on Attorney Tom‘s team can help you seek the compensation you need to make up for your lost wages and medical expenses. Contact us at 713-244-6363 for a free consultation.
Why You Need a Worker Injury Lawyer
Typically, you are able to recover claims without an attorney if you suffered a simple injury to your ankle or a cut that requires a few stitches or if your employer agreed with you that the incident took place at work. But this is not always the case. In some instances, an employer may deny your claim or their promised settlement offer does not cover your medical bills and the pay you missed while you were unable to work. When this happens, deciding to hire an attorney may be your most ideal option. Contact Attorney Tom when you’re caught in the following situations:
Your Injury Prevented You from Coming to Work
Total and/or partial disability caused by a work-related injury can be very expensive. Insurance companies often work hard to deny or underpay claims. A skilled workplace injury attorney will help you seek the maximum amount of compensation.
The Settlement Offer is Insufficient for Your Medical Bills
Do not let the workers’ compensation insurance company decide your settlement—especially if it barely covers the medical costs of your treatment. Your compensation should be enough to pay for your medical bills and salary losses for the time when you couldn’t go to work due to your injury or illness. If a claims adjuster recommends you to simply accept their offer, it is best to call a lawyer for advice.
You Plan on Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits
Poorly drafted injury settlements could potentially lower the disability payment you will receive from Social Security. If you really want to get the most ideal compensation, seek the help of a lawyer before accepting any settlement agreement.
If you or your loved one has been injured due to an unsafe work environment, you may be entitled to a compensation. Let Attorney Tom‘s team of Houston workers’ compensation lawyers help you. Contact us at 713-244-6363 or fill out our contact form below.
How Attorney Tom Can Help
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.
Insurance companies have skilled lawyers on their team who will tilt the scales in their favor. When you hire a worker injury attorney, you have better chances of getting a fair compensation without the hassle of personally haggling with insurance providers.
Many claims are denied due to small errors in filing. A lawyer will know all the requirements and submit all the necessary forms on your behalf. This way, you won’t need to worry about filling out forms and meeting the deadlines, and instead can focus on your recovery.
Attorney Tom can correctly pursue your claim, and properly represent you in court. Only a seasoned work injury lawyers know how to get the maximum amount of compensation their clients deserve.
Different Workplace Injury Cases We Handle
Attorney Tom has helped many people who were injured on the job. Some example issues we have handled include:
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Slip and fall injuries
- Vehicle-related injuries
- Lung and breathing injuries
- Toxic substance injuries
Contact Our Law Firm
Work-related injury lawsuits can be more complicated than personal injury cases. For instance, a claim could uncover a much bigger issue and could lead to a thorough and large-scale investigation of the employer’s workplace practices. When such complexities happen, you may wish to enlist the help of an experienced workplace injury attorney. They will educate you about the process and help you reach a solid agreement that will compensate you not only for your injuries but also for the inconvenience the situation has brought you.
The Houston work injury lawyers with Attorney Tom have a good track record of successfully handling work injury cases. We can help you process your case, and negotiate with your employer so you get the most reasonable compensation you deserve. Contact us at 713-244-6363 or online to learn more information about our services.