Montgomery County Workplace Accident Attorney Helping Employees in The Woodlands, Conroe, and Houston
Workplace accidents are common and can result in serious injuries, prolonged or permanent disability, or even death. Although some workplaces are certainly more dangerous than others, you can be injured in any workplace, even a sedate office or quiet shop. While you may have “tripped over your own feet,” there is a good chance that someone else was responsible for your injury and should be held accountable. Even if the accident was entirely your own fault, you may entitled to workers’ compensation.
If you have been injured or someone you love has suffered a wrongful death as the result of a workplace accident, you should reach out to Adams Law Firm. We successfully serve clients in The Woodlands, Houston, Conroe and in the surrounding areas, and we are here to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Once you come to us for legal counsel, we can assess the particular circumstances of your workplace accident and present you with your best options.
Workers’ Compensation in Texas
While most Texas employers cover workplace accidents with workers’ compensation, some employers choose not to, but then are required by the state to self-insure privately. In either case, your employer is responsible for all of your related medical care and rehabilitation, as well as for a percentage of the income you’ve lost during recovery. If a family member is killed in a workplace accident, the employer’s insurance must also cover funeral and burial costs.
In Many Cases, Government Benefits Are Not Enough
Not only is workers’ compensation insufficient to sustain you and your family if you are severely injured, but even if you are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) the amount you receive will not be enough to sustain you and the loved ones who depend on you. This is why it is essential to consult with one of our highly skilled and experienced workplace accident attorneys who will be able to help you navigate the complexities of benefits programs and the judicial system so that you don’t have to absorb the losses caused by another party’s malicious intent or blatant disregard for your safety.
Situations in Which We Can File a Lawsuit on Your Behalf
You are entitled to sue your employer in Texas if we are able to prove that this person or company is legally liable for your injury. As your workplace accident attorneys Adams Law Firm must prove that:
- The defendant had a legal duty to you
- The defendant failed to fulfill this obligation (breach of duty)
- The defendant’s breach of duty directly caused you harm
- You suffered an injury for which you should be compensated
While most employers take the safety of their workplace seriously, there are always companies, that put their bottom line above their responsibility to keep their workplace safe. Such dereliction of duty is dangerous and illegal and in the end is not cost-effective, since one lawsuit can cost the employer or manufacturer millions of dollars.
Hazardous Conditions at the Workplace
Some common violations that lead to workplace accidents are:
- Wet or otherwise slippery floors
- Defective scaffolding or ladders
- Poorly maintained machinery or vehicles
- Dated electrical wiring
- Inadequate protective gear for employees
- Inadequate means of communication during emergencies
Our attorneys are adept at analyzing the particulars of each case and figuring out which strategy will work best. We will be able to determine whether we can file a viable lawsuit against your employer, another person who injured you, or the manufacturer or distributor of a defective product that caused your injury. We have finely tuned negotiation skills and are powerful litigators as well. Once we have assessed that you have a winnable case, we will take the necessary steps to get you substantial compensation. These steps include accumulating evidence (physically or photographically) and examining medical data and recorded inspections of vehicles and equipment. We also have the resources to bring in any necessary experts, such as medical specialists, engineers, manufacturing consultants, or environmental specialists.
The Broad Range of Workplace Accidents and the Injuries They Cause
Texas has one of the highest rates of workplace accidents of all the states. This is probably because our state is home to some of the most dangerous occupations, such as oilfield workers, big rig truck drivers, construction workers, agricultural workers, manufacturing workers, livestock workers. The workers mentioned are at elevated risk, but even office workers share in suffering some of the most common workplace injuries which include:
- Slip and falls
- Falls from a height
- Crush injuries or being hit by falling objects
- Becoming entangled in machinery
- Exposure to toxins
- Overexertion due to lifting or lowering heavy materials
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Shocks or electrocution
- Work-related vehicular accidents
Unfortunately, violence has become more common in the workplace and can also result in serious injuries and deaths. If you are injured by a physical attack, Adams Law Firm’s sharp attorneys may be able to hold your employer liable if employees have not been adequately vetted before being hired, or if there is an insufficient safety protocol to keep strangers out of the workplace.
Adams Law Firm Wins Workplace Accident Cases
Workplace injuries range from carpal tunnel syndrome to 3rd degree burns, from fractures to nerve injuries to traumatic brain injuries. Whichever type of injury you have endured, Adams Law Firm will fight vigorously to see to it that you are compensated for:
- Medical bills
- Surgical, pharmaceutical and rehabilitative costs
- Psychological therapy to cope with the trauma
- Loss of income, present and future
- Physical pain and emotional suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Long-term disability
- Wrongful death
Once you meet us you will realize that we are as compassionate as we are competent and that we will fight tenaciously to make sure that you receive the damages you’re entitled to. Please contact our Montgomery County workplace accident lawyer at (713) 999-4792 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation, or use our online contact form, to obtain information about pursuing compensation against those responsible for the accident.