Work Injury Lawyer in Houston
Workplace injuries can lead to severe consequences
If you were seriously hurt on the job, you may not be able to work and earn income to support yourself and your loved ones. During this difficult time, it’s important to speak with a skilled workplace injury lawyer.
Injuries in the workplace can happen for numerous reasons. Some of the most common types of on-the-job injuries include:
- Struck by or against an object
- Highway accidents
- Caught in/compressed by equipment
- Burn Accidents
In most states, if an employee is injured on the job, they can usually seek compensation for their injuries through the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. This coverage is required in most states and is specifically designed to protect employees who sustain injuries in the course of employment. Texas is one of the few states that does not require employers to carry such insurance — which is particularly problematic for our workers because Texas leads the nation in industrial and employment related injuries.
The size of the company doesn’t matter, just your recovery
The Law Office of Shane Kadlec has successfully sued some of the largest, best defended companies and obtained justice for clients injured in the workplace.
Remedies for Texas workplace injuries
Under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act, employers are allowed to decide whether they want to have workers’ compensation insurance. An employer who “opts in” provides coverage for employees who are injured on the job. However, an employer who refuses to carry workers’ compensation insurance may still carry accident, health, disability, and other types of insurance policies. Although these different forms of coverage offer some protection to workers, they are not recognized by Texas as workers’ compensation insurance, so these employers are considered nonsubscribers for legal purposes.
An important consequence for an employer of being a nonsubscriber is that employees may sue for workplace negligence that causes death or injury.
An attorney can help you recover workers’ compensation
We represent clients against non subscriber employers and also represent people who are hurt on the job against whoever hurt them. In situations where workers comp covers the injury, we can pursue the responsible parties, rather than the employer, for causing the job injury.
If your employer didn’t carry workers’ compensation insurance, the Law Offices of Shane R. Kadlec is ready to assist you in recovering compensation for negligence on the worksite. We’ll review the facts of the case, what led to your injury, and seek financial reparations for the injuries you suffered.
Related Practice Areas:
- Industrial Workplace Accidents
- Oil Rig Accidents
- Longshoreman and Harbor
- Construction Accidents
- Oilfield and Refinery