Injured on the Job?
On-the-job injuries, construction accidents and work injuries are all too common. In San Antonio, a good percentage of the population of Texas work jobs that expose them to a significant measure of danger each and every day.
Unfortunately, each and every year tens of thousands of Texans are severely injured on the job. In San Antonio, the experienced work injury attorneys and injury lawyers of the Carabin & Shaw Law Firm can help you recover the monetary damages and benefits you deserve.
Every state requires employers to ensure safe work environments for their workers. There are occasions, however, when a company falls short in complying with this responsibility, resulting in employees being injured. Fortunately, there are laws in place to assist workers after being injured at work.
If you’ve been injured on the job, the first thing you should do is let your employer know what happened. Texas law requires you report work-related injuries to your employer within thirty days of being hurt. If you don’t comply with this timeline, you could lose any benefit to which you're entitled.
Unlike other states, Texas does not mandate employers carry workers compensation insurance. But, if an employer does carry workers compensation insurance, state law limits the amount and type of benefit you may receive.
An employer who chooses to go without workers compensation coverage leaves itself open to being responsible for paying medical expenses and damages to workers who have been hurt while on the job.
In the tragic instance of a work-related death, compensation may be available to the employee’s dependents, such as life partner, spouse, children, grandchildren, and other family members. For example, if you’ve incurred expenses related to the burial fees, you could be eligible for payment of up to $10,000 if the death can be shown to be a result of the deceased person’s job.
The complexities of filing a workers compensation claim for injury or loss of life can be an overwhelming process for an individual. You often have to deal not only with the employer’s processes, but also state bureaucracy. This is why you should consider speaking with an attorney who can work on your behalf and resolve your workers compensation claim.
We believe that every Texan has the right to a safe workplace. And we believe that a large majority of workplaces can be improved by competent and thorough training and instructions, safe and functional equipment and machinery, full access to all necessary safety devices, and managers and supervisors who listen to the safety concerns of their workers and follow up with implementation of additional safeguards as incidents arise. If you choose to put a dedicated injury lawyer on your side, you can show reckless companies the true cost of putting profit ahead of worker safety.
The attorneys of the Carabin & Shaw Law Firm in San Antonio have two decades of representing work accident victims and other injury victims and their families. While almost all other law firms have stopped accepting workers comp or work injury law cases due to the complexities of the Texas Workers' Compensation Act, our firm remains committed to representing work accident victims and to help them recover every dollar that they deserve.
If you or a family member has been injured on the job or if you have lost a loved one as the result of a work-related accident, you want an experienced San Antonio work injury attorney in your corner to help you navigate through what is often an overwhelming and exhausting process.
In San Antonio, the attorneys of Carabin & Shaw are here to help you. There’s no charge for your initial consultation and our lawyers don’t collect any fees unless we win your case. You can call us day or night at 1.800.862.1260.