San Antonio Work-Related Accidents
Compensation for Injured Workers in Texas
Suffering an injury at work is not only a painful experience, it also places your future livelihood at risk. When you have been injured on the job, you have a right to demand compensation for the expenses associated with the accident, but there is no guarantee that you will receive the amount you deserve. Don't take any chances with the situation-hire a San Antonio personal injury lawyer with the skill and experience to help you maximize the value of your claim. The Law Offices of David McQuade Leibowitz, P.C. has been representing the rights of the injured since 1984, and we know how to get results for our clients. Call us today!
Employers in the state of Texas are not required to carry workers' compensation insurance to cover their employees in the event of injury. You should be able to claim benefits to pay for your medical expenses to help you achieve a full recovery if you were injured on the job, which is why our firm can handle third party insurance claims. Many valid claims are unfairly reduced or denied, so it is in your best interests to retain an attorney to represent you throughout the process.
We Represent Injured Employees
Workers' compensation is not required in Texas, which is why our firm is prepared to handle your third party claim if you were injured on the job. Nearly 3.0 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers in 2011 alone, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and this rate was unchanged from the previous year. More than half of these injuries were of a more serious nature and required time away from work, a job transfer or a restriction.
Some of the types of work-related accidents and injury cases that our firm has handled include the following. We ask you to call our firm immediately for the caring help and legal protection that you deserve during this time.
It is an unfortunate fact that Texas has one of the highest incidences of construction site injuries in our nation. Construction accidents can take place when workers are not properly trained on how to use the heavy machinery, or when supervisors or employers fail to provide the proper safety measures. Whether you are injured in a crane accident, slip and fall injury, elevator accident, or any other type of construction accident, you can count on our lawyers to protect your rights.
Exposure to toxic chemicals can sometimes result in serious burns and lifelong pain. If you have suffered a chemical burn while at work, you should take actions to investigate your accident in order to determine the exact cause and who is responsible.
The Federal Employers Liability Act was created to offset the significant dangers inherent with working in the railroad industry. Railroad jobs are particularly hazardous because workers are always at risk for being hit by oncoming trains and electrocution. Even if you are sure that you have a valid claim under FELA, there is no guarantee that you will receive the amount of compensation that you deserve without the help of a personal injury lawyer.
Industrial Machinery Accidents
One of the most dangerous aspects of working in an industrial workplace is the heavy industrial machinery that is used during everyday operations. Drill presses, forklifts, cranes and other equipment are notorious for breaking down or malfunctioning without warning, and our firm has helped many accident victims who have suffered harm at their job in this industry.
The Jones Act was created in 1920 to protect the rights of injured seaman to seek compensation from their employers. This Act makes it possible for offshore workers and seamen to sue the employer in a personal injury lawsuit. In order to be successful with this type of a claim, you must be able to prove that your employer is responsible for your injuries through negligence or unseaworthiness.
The maritime industry is full of dangerous jobs, and commercial divers, sailors, seamen and others in this industry must continually be on the alert for accidents. Unfortunately, many of the accidents that happen in this industry can be avoided through proper training and reasonable safety measures. If you have been injured in an accident in the maritime industry, you have the best chance at recovering compensation through the Jones Act but other options are available.
Oil & Gas Explosions
The oil and gas industry is booming in Texas, and yet many of the workers who are hired to work in this industry do not receive the proper level of training that is needed. Fracking and other techniques for extracting oil and natural gas are particularly dangerous and there is always a possibility for fires or explosions.
Have you been injured working on the railroad or by using the railroad for transportation? The types of railroad accidents include explosions, derailment, falling objects, exposure to toxic chemicals, and the failure of devices and equipment. Whether you have suffered broken bones, spine injuries, traumatic brain injuries, or any other type of injury while working on the railroad, our firm is here to help you pursue maximum compensation.
Contact the Law Offices of David McQuade Leibowitz, P.C.
With many years of experience on our side, our dedicated legal team is prepared to stand up for your rights today. We will provide you with the honest, reliable counsel that you need and will never back down from a challenging injury case. Contact a personal injury lawyer in San Antonio, TX from our firm today to discuss your work-related accident and to learn more about how we can help you.