Injury at the Workplace
If you have been injured or hurt on the job, it is important to keep in mind that the employer and the accident victim may not have the same interests at heart when settling the case. You may need a team of knowledgeable lawyers at your side to guide you through the potentially difficult post-accident upheaval amid the suffering that often follows an injury at the workplace. If you or a loved one has suffered from an injury at the workplace and you live in San Antonio and the surrounding area, call a San Antonio workplace injury lawyer at Carabin & Shaw today.
Often times, companies and corporations focus on covering their own culpability before they focus on the well-being of an employee involved in a workplace accident. You may not get straight answers from your employer, nor from its insurance companies. They may attempt to minimize damages and escape responsibility, which can affect a victim’s ability to effectively receive all necessary compensation if the company is indeed at fault.
Every Texan deserves a safe workplace for a company that prioritizes protection of their employees. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Companies and corporations often place deadlines, output, and profits over the safety of their employees. Even after an accident has occurred, companies have been known to protect themselves in the face of a lawsuit before they ensure the injured parties are properly recompensed. In cases such as this, you may need an attorney to help guide you through the process. Carabin & Shaw represents clients throughout the San Antonio region, and we are here for you.
If your injury occurred due to third-party negligence, you may also be entitled to an additional source of compensation – one that may possibly reimburse you for not only your financial losses, but also any emotional losses, pain, and suffering brought about by the accident. The injury lawyers at Carabin & Shaw will determine whether there was some other responsible party that caused the accident, even beyond just your employer.
Examples of third party claims include:
- If your accident resulted in construction site injuries that was caused by another contractor. For example: a gas explosion caused by another contractor who cut the line, you may have a claim.
- If you were injured in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or bicycle accident while at work. For example: a sales representative for another company might hit you on your way to work. Both your own car insurance and that of the driver who caused the accident are responsible for your loss
- If you were hurt at work as the result of faulty or defective equipment, a product defect, a vehicular defect, a poorly or dangerously designed tool, or another dangerous product, you may have the right to a product liability claim.
- If you have suffered an animal bite injury while delivering a package or otherwise traveling to pet owner’s residences for work, you have a claim against the animal’s owner.
Unlike worker’s compensation claims, a personal injury at the workplace claim can entitle you to full wage reimbursement, treatment by your own physician, and compensation for pain and suffering, as well as compensation for mental anguish and the more intangible emotional backlash of dealing with an accident.
In some cases, our attorneys can demonstrate that the client lost the potential for even greater future income and, in some cases, of reckless conduct. The injured worker may even be entitled to punitive damages.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, do not hesitate to call a San Antonio Carabin & Shaw lawyer today. We offer all of our clients a free case consultation, and our representatives are ready to consult in both English and Spanish. To speak with one of our experienced and professional attorneys today, call our San Antonio office at 210.222.2288 or our toll-free line at 1.800.862.1260.