Suffering After a Dallas Work Injury?
If you have been the victim of a work injury in Dallas, you are probably wondering about your legal options. If your employer is responsible for your injuries, you could have grounds for a claim that will help cover your medical bills, lost wages, and non-financial pain and suffering. However, Texas’s workplace liability laws can be difficult to navigate. Without the assistance of an experienced legal professional, you might have a difficult time winning a settlement.
Fortunately, the Texas workers’ compensation attorneys at Carabin Shaw can help. Our lawyers’ contingency contracts mean that you will not owe legal fees unless your claim results in a settlement.
We offer a free, no-obligation initial consultation and case review to anyone considering our firm’s services. To schedule yours, call 1-800-862-1260. Our English- and Spanish-speaking telephone staff is available 24/7.Common Causes of Work Injuries in Dallas
The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the country, seeing tens of billions of dollars’ worth of construction annually. Unfortunately, this high volume of construction also means a high volume of workplace injury: OSHA found that, in 2018, construction workers suffered over 200,000 non-fatal injuries.
Workplace injuries in the construction industry can be attributed to several causes, including:
- Falling objects
- Tripping hazards
- Fires and explosions
- Falls from dangerous heights
- Exposure to corrosive or otherwise hazardous material
- Faulty or poorly-maintained machinery
- Workers operating heavy machinery under the influence
- Lack of proper protective gear
- Lack of adequate safety training
If you were injured on the job, you may have grounds for a workers’ compensation or personal injury claim. Schedule a free consultation with a Dallas Texas work injury attorney to discuss your case in further detail.Should I File a Workers’ Comp Claim or a Personal Injury Claim?
In most states, employers are required to provide workers’ compensation coverage. Texas, however, allows businesses the choice to “go bare” without workers’ comp. If your employer has decided to go bare, then you have the right to file a personal injury claim against them. However, if they subscribe to workers’ comp, they most likely have limited liability. In this case, your best chance for obtaining compensation is by going through workers’ comp.
Workers’ comp and personal injury claims each have benefits and drawbacks. Workers’ comp claims do not require the claimant to provide evidence of fault, which makes it easier to win a settlement. Most companies handle workers’ comp internally, meaning that the process is less complex than a personal injury claim. Unfortunately, worker’s comp does not usually cover non-economic damages, such as chronic pain or disfigurement.
Personal injury claims are more difficult to obtain, as you will have to provide evidence that your employer’s negligence led to your injuries. However, if your claim is successful, you stand to earn a larger settlement. If your employer is a non-subscriber, a personal injury claim is your only chance to see compensation for your injuries.
If you are suffering after a Dallas work injury and unsure which type of claim makes the most sense for you, look for an attorney specializing in workplace accidents. They can advise you on which route to take, and will assist you in pursuing a settlement.Experienced Work Injury Lawyers
Carabin Shaw’s legal team specializes in assisting clients who are seeking reimbursement after injuries at work. If you have any questions about pursuing a personal injury or workers’ compensation claim, schedule a free consultation at 800-862-1260. If you are interested in learning about the experience of working with our firm, look into Carabin Shaw’s client reviews. Our previous clients will attest to our team’s level of care and professionalism.