Workplace injuries happen every day in the United States. When these injuries are severe, they result in time off work, medical bills, and mounting personal expenses. Ramsey Law Group understands the impact workplace injuries can have on an injured worker and his or her family and wants to help you get back on your feet. If you or a loved one was seriously injured at work, call Ramsey Law Group. Our Houston workplace injury attorneys will assist and advise you in filing a work injury claim. We will also answer your legal questions, address your concerns, and provide you with any accident-related referrals available for your care.
At Ramsey Law Group, our workplace accident attorneys are:
Contact Ramsey Law Group today to schedule your free, confidential consultation. Our law firm wants to help you receive proper compensation for your losses and fight to ensure you are treated fairly by your employer and the insurance company.
Workplace injury claims are overwhelming and stressful. They place unnecessary strain on injured workers trying to regain their health. Workplace injury claims have strict deadlines, complicated paperwork, and many rules and procedures. Ramsey Law Group will take these legal burdens off your shoulders, meet your deadlines, and prepare and file all of your court paperwork. Additionally, our workplace injury attorneys will:
Call Ramsey Law Group to discuss your workplace injuries with our experienced Houston personal injury attorneys. We never charge upfront fees for your representation and are only paid after we win your claim.
Houston work injury lawyers often use a contingency fee arrangement, which allows clients to retain their services risk-free and with no upfront cost. Without this kind of payment arrangement, many workers would not be able to afford to hire legal representation after a work injury. A contingency fee means that the injury attorney will not receive payment if they do not obtain compensation on your behalf. If the attorney does win a settlement, you pay the attorney an agreed upon percentage of that amount.
The following evidence can be collected in support of your work injury claim:
Immediately after your workplace accident, there is evidence that you can begin to gather if you are physically able to do so. Take photos and/or video of the scene of the accident, vehicles involved, any property damaged, faulty equipment, maintenance records, out-of-date protective gear, as well as any other aspect that may have led to your accident. If there are any witnesses, ask for their contact information, and permission to record a statement as to what they saw take place.
Workers’ compensation pays for medical care and a portion of lost wages regardless of fault for workplace injuries. In return, injured workers may not sue their employer for work-related injuries except in cases of extreme negligence. This leaves many injured workers with unpaid accident-related costs. However, a worker may qualify for a third-party claim to cover these additional expenses. Third-party claims allow workers to recover damages from parties they come into contact with while on the job, such as:
Injured workers can file both a third-party claim and a workers’ compensation claim.
Third-party claims are unlike workers’ compensation claims in that workers have to prove the third-party was at-fault for their workplace injuries. Common scenarios allowing third-party claims in a workplace accident include:
Every case is different, and there are various factors that will affect whether you will have to go to court for either your third-party lawsuit or workers’ compensation claim.
Whether or not your case goes to trial or settles before court proceedings begin is highly dependent on the details of your work injury case. You have the choice to settle with the insurance company rather than going to court, if they offer you a settlement agreement, but know that their offer may be unfairly low. If the insurer does not want to settle for the monetary amount demanded by your injury attorney, you may be advised to proceed to trial to obtain full compensation for your losses. However, the choice will ultimately be yours.
If your workers’ comp claim is denied, or you don’t receive the benefits you deserve, you have the right to request dispute resolution through the Texas Department of Insurance. This process can involve several steps, some of which can take place in court, depending on the route you choose:
According to the National Safety Council, the 3 most common causes of workplace injuries are:
These three categories of workplace accidents make up more than 84% of all non-fatal workplace injuries.
If you suspect a third-party is responsible for your workplace injuries, speak with Ramsey Law Group today. Our workplace injury attorneys will evaluate your claim at no risk to you. At Ramsey Law Group, we want you to get the compensation you need to move forward with your life and free yourself from any current and future accident-related expenses. Call our law firm today at (713) 489-7577 to discover the difference one-on-one and experienced legal care can make in your recovery. You can also send us a message online and one of our personal injury lawyers will be in touch.