Elgin Work Injury Attorneys at Carabin Shaw Law Firm
Elgin employees are injured in many ways, including slips and falls, injuries during lifting or moving objects, electrocution due to faulty machinery, overexertion on a physical job site, lacerations from machinery accidents resulting from breaches of safety precautions, and more.
If you are suffering from a work injury in Elgin Texas or the surrounding areas, contact our law firm for a free case review with an experienced work-related injury lawyer. Our law firm is dedicated to representing the rights of injured workers throughout the state of Texas.Work Injuries By the Numbers
Every year, employees suffer serious and life-changing injuries at work. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that 4,836 people died from workplace injuries in 2014 (the most recent year for which data is available).
This number represents a dramatic increase from 2013’s total of 4,678 fatalities and 2012’s total of 4,693 fatal accidents. In fact, according to OSHA's annual data on workplace fatalities throughout its history (which dates back to 1992), there has been an average of 5 people killed each day by a work injury since 2005.What Is Considered a Work Accident?
If you or someone you love suffers an injury at work or is killed on the job, you may be entitled to compensation—but only if your accident qualifies as an "accident" under Texas law.
An accident must be unexpected and unforeseeable in order for workers' compensation benefits to apply; however, many workplace accidents are avoidable if employers follow proper safety protocols or if employees take precautions themselves when performing their duties around machinery or equipment with moving parts.
After a workplace accident, employees may be bombarded with paperwork from their employer's insurance company and their employer's legal team, causing them to feel like they are being forced to defend their rights against a faceless insurance company. The Elgin Tx work injury lawyers at Carabin Shaw law firm offer experienced, effective, and aggressive representation to victims of workplace accidents.
Our attorneys are well aware that not all injuries qualify for compensation, but an experienced attorney will be able to explain all your options and help you decide what is best for your case. At Carabin Shaw, we hire local attorneys because they know the ins and outs of their community, including their courts and legal system, Texas laws, and even jury trends in certain jurisdictions.Is a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Necessary?
When it comes to choosing a legal professional, it's important to remember that not all injuries qualify for compensation. Not only that, but every case is unique, and your options will depend on several factors, including:
- The extent of your injury
- The type of employer you worked for (private or government)
- The location where the accident occurred (city, rural, oil field, etc.)
The Texas workers' compensation attorneys at Carabin Shaw can also help you get compensated for your time off from work or other damages resulting from your accident.
Workplace injuries often result in financial strain that lasts long after the initial injury takes place. With proper representation, however, there may be methods available through which workers' compensation benefits can be obtained quickly and efficiently so that individuals do not feel any undue burden as they recover from their injuries.
Your case may greatly benefit from working with the Elgin work injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw law firm. In Elgin County, we have years of expertise with cases that are similar to yours involving workplace accidents. Call us at 800-862-1260 toll free to schedule a free consultation. Any day of the week, at any time, our helpful bilingual legal staff is here to answer your call.
While there are no hard-and-fast rules when filing a work injury claim in Texas, having legal counsel by your side will help ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. Our clientele can vouch for the excellent legal services we offer. Visit Carabin Shaw’s client reviews page to read what they have to say.