Anyone who has been through a motor vehicle accident knows that it can be a traumatic experience. Whether the accident involved an car, motorcycle, or commercial vehicle, you have the right to take legal action against any person, company, or entity that is responsible.

As consumers, we trust that the products we purchase meet certain standards for safety. We also have to trust that the products used or prescribed by our physicians or made available to purchase are safe and free defects or flaws that could inflict injury, illness, or death.
If you have sustained injuries because of a product defect or recalled drug, you may have a product liability claim.

Brent Cordell

Attorney at Law

1 844 - 8LEGAL8 (1 844 853-4258)

Texas Workers Compensation Claims


Workers' Compensation provides benefits to workers who are injured on the job, or suffer an occupational disease arising out of and in the course of employment. The problem is that the compensation is often not sufficient to address the extent of the injuries.

On-the-job injuries are always difficult. In addition to the pain, stress and possible loss of income, the injured employee often has to communicate with the employer under the cloud of suspicion, anger and resentment. Many times, the employee feels pressured into receiving care from the company doctor. Other times, an injured employee may be hesitant to do anything at all, out of fear of retribution or termination.

Workers' Compensation provides benefits to workers who are injured on the job, or suffer an occupational disease arising out of and in the course of employment. The problem is that the compensation is often not sufficient to address the extent of the injuries.
Often, those injured at work will get inadequate compensation through Workers' Compensation and should look into third-party lawsuits for greater compensation.


For more information on industrial accidents and liability visit our specialty site at Industrial-Accident-Attorney.com.


 

Third-party lawsuits involve another party (other than the employer).

For example, if you were injured by a saw, there may be a products liability case against the saw's manufacturer. Also, if a worker was injured on a construction site, another contractor could be liable. These cases require immediate attention and expertise because the responsible third party is often difficult to locate and the evidence (such as a piece of defective machinery) may need to be preserved. In more complex cases, the legal principles of Agency and analysis of corporate law can lead to sophisticated determinations as to who is technically an "employee" and who the "third parties" are in a given situation.

Not all employers in Texas subscribe to a workers' compensation insurance plan. Business that have chosen to "self-insure" and do not pay compensation are required to prove that 100% of the liability for an injury lies in the hands of the injured worker or that the injury was caused by the negligence of a third party. Even if you may have been partially responsible for your own accident and injury at work, the insurance defense attorneys will not be allowed to enter your own negligence into evidence. A jury would only be required to consider any amount of liability on the part of your employer. This opens up your workplace injury case to possible significant compensatory and punitive damages that workers' compensation insurance benefits might not cover.

If you were injured on the job you need to be informed about your legal options. We provide a free case assessment so that you may take the right legal action after an accident. Contact Brent M. Cordell for a free consultation; we will use our experience, knowledge and resources to achieve the best possible results for you and your family.

 

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