Dallas Burn Injury
Severe burn injuries are some of the worst injuries the human body can experience. And if you work in an environment where there is fire, electrical sparks, combustible gases, or corrosive chemicals, the risk of burn injuries is dangerously high. If you have endured a burn injury at work in Dallas and have been denied workers’ comp, you should know that you may be able to recover damages with the help of a Dallas burn injury lawyer.
Read on to learn how our work injury attorneys in Dallas may be able to help you.When to Consult with Dallas Workplace Burn Injury Attorneys After an Accident
When you’re on the job, your employer has a legal responsibility to keep you safe. It is their responsibility to comply with OSHA requirements, to provide proper job training, and to ensure that their company buildings meet safety standards in order to reduce accidents. Failure to do all of these things may constitute negligence.
Just because you’ve been burned at work does not mean you have grounds for a lawsuit, though. In most situations, employees cannot sue their employers for negligence. In most workplace accidents cases, the first course of action should be to apply for workers’ compensation. But when workers’ comp is not provided through your employer, exceptions may be made. In these cases, it is absolutely crucial to consult with a lawyer to discuss your options.Burn Injuries at Work
According to the American Burn Association (ABA), 8% of burn injuries occur in the workplace each year. And while that percentage may seem low, it’s important to remember that nationally, an estimated 486,000 burn injuries require medical treatment every year.What Happens When Your Employer does not Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance and you get Hurt?
In Texas, most private employers are not required to have workers’ compensation insurance coverage. However, those employers who decide to not provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage (sometimes referred to as “non-subscribers”) lose their immunity from most lawsuits brought forward by their injured employees.
Burn injuries are often emotionally traumatic and medically serious. And if you were burned on the job, you deserve to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and emotional distress, regardless of whether or not your employer offered you workers’ compensation.
Hiring a personal injury attorney can help you negotiate with your employer to get what you are truly owed in the wake of a serious injury. So if you’ve been hurt at work in Texas, our Texas lawyers at Carabin Shaw want to help you however we can—and your first consultation with us is absolutely free.Ready to Consult with a Qualified Personal Injury Lawyer? Call us Today
Until you consult with a qualified lawyer in the state where your accident occurred, you won’t know the full range of your legal options or what you may be owed.
The Texas lawyers at Carabin Shaw have been successfully handling even the most complex workplace injury claims for more than two decades. Our attorneys have more than 200 years of combined legal experience, and we’ve recovered over $1 billion in compensation for our satisfied clients. We’re passionate about defending the legal rights of accident victims, and we want to help you however we can.Free Case Review
Call our Dallas office today at 800-862-1260 or fill out our online form to receive your free consultation and initial case review with a Dallas burn injury lawyer, and to find out how our attorneys can help. Don’t wait—call us today and find out how the best work injury attorneys in Dallas can help you get your life back on track.