Severe work injuries can mean much more than time away from work. Although workers’ compensation pays for most medical bills and lost wages, it does not cover all of the losses a severe work injury can cause. If your work injury resulted from a third-party who is not your employer, call our Sugar Land personal injury attorneys Ramsey Law Group to discuss filing a workplace injury claim.
Injured workers may be eligible for both a workers’ compensation claim and a third-party personal injury claim. Our Sugar Land workplace injury attorneys will review your injury claim at no cost to you and advise you of your legal options.
Aggressive client advocates, negotiators, and litigators.
Ramsey Law Group only collects legal fees after we win your case. Call us today to learn about our approach to workplace injury claims. We look forward to speaking with you.
A Workplace Injury Attorney Can Help
Workplace accident claims are separate from workers’ compensation claims and more complex. At Ramsey Law Group, we know when the law allows workplace claims outside of the workers’ compensation system. We also know how to value your claim and get you the compensation you need to cover your full injury losses.
Ramsey Law Group will:
Investigate your accident;
Determine liability for your accident;
Identify all sources of compensation;
Research safety records of liable parties or products;
Hire needed experts;
Handle all insurance company correspondence on your behalf;
Negotiate a full and fair settlement with the insurance company; or
File a personal injury lawsuit and proceed with litigation.
Types of Workplace Injuries
Workplace injuries happen every day and not just to workers who perform physical labor. Office and desk jobs can prove hazardous as well. Statistically, a work injury occurs every seven seconds in the United States.
No two workplace injuries are alike. However, injuries typically suffered in serious workplace accidents include:
Head and brain injury, including traumatic brain injury;
Spinal cord injury, including paralysis;
Vision or hearing loss;
Internal organ damage.
Potential Third-Party Claims
Workers may qualify to file a third-party claim for their injuries, in addition to a workers’ compensation claim, if the injuries were caused by a third-party. Common third-parties include:
Manufacturer of industrial chemicals;
Construction site owners;
Property owner or manager; or
Steps to Take After a Workplace Injury in Sugar Land, TX
After a workplace injury, taking the following steps will help build your case for compensation:
Report your accident when it happens;
Fill out all necessary claim paperwork;
Keep a copy of your claim documents;
Seek immediate medical care for your injuries;
Follow your doctor’s recommendations for care;
Send a doctor’s statement to the party responsible for paying for your treatment;
Keep receipts for any out of pocket accident-related expenses;
Secure a copy of your medical records, medications, and work restrictions and provide a copy to your employer;
Take notes when you speak with anyone from your employer or workers’ compensation about your injury; and
Log your time away from work.
Call Ramsey Law Group Today
If you are hurt due to a workplace accident and believe a non-employer, third-party is responsible, call Ramsey Law Group. A third-party claim can help you pay costs not covered by workers’ compensation. The workplace accident attorneys at Ramsey Law Group are available to answer your questions and help you whether you are in Texas or another state.