If you have been injured on the job, you may think that the only compensation you have coming is from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. While this may be true in some instances, there are other situations in which you may be able to pursue a Texas personal injury claim, including:
- If a defective product caused your injury, you may be able to file a product liability claim against that product’s manufacturer.
- If a toxic substance caused your injury, you may be able to file a toxic claim against the substance’s manufacturer.
- If your injury was caused by a third party, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against them.
If you are the victim of a work-related injury, you are entitled by law to medical care, weekly income benefits, permanent disability benefits and rehabilitation. Many workers are denied benefits after an on-the-job injury. Many do not receive all the benefits they are entitled to under the law. This is why you need the help of experienced attorneys who will make sure your rights are protected.
If your employer doesn’t have workers’ compensation insurance, you still may be able to sue for damages. A Texas personal injury attorney can help you understand what your rights are outside workers’ compensation – for example, to ensure you are properly compensated for temporary or permanent disability or even pain and suffering. You may even be able to pursue punitive damages if your employer did not maintain safe working conditions.
If you want to know if you have a case, please call 800-248-6000 or contact us for a free consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney today.
Justin is an attorney at Roberts & Roberts and focuses his practice on mass tort litigation, where he specializes in helping individuals who are harmed by recalled or unsafe pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices. He has earned recognition as a “Top 40 Under 40” Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. Prior to joining Roberts & Roberts, Justin served as an attorney in all three branches of Texas’s state government, including as a Briefing Attorney on the Texas Supreme Court. He also represented electric and natural gas utilities in complex regulatory proceedings before the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Railroad Commission of Texas. Justin is a published author in the St. Mary’s Law Journal.