Suffering After a Work Injury in San Antonio? Free Case Review at Carabin Shaw
Are you suffering after a work injury in San Antonio? According to the Texas Department of Insurance, in 2020 more than 210,000 employees reported injuries while on the job in Texas. Another 476 were killed from a workplace accident.
From expensive medical bills and lost wages to pain and suffering, getting hurt on the job can impact your entire life. Workplace injuries can interfere with your ability to provide for yourself and your family and can toss your career and future into uncertainty.
As an employee, you have rights. If you have been injured on the job, do not wait to seek compensation for what you have lost and suffered. Texas work injury lawyers at Carabin Shaw will fight for you and the justice you deserve.What Is a Workplace Injury?
A workplace injury is an injury or illness caused by someone’s job. Generally, a workplace injury occurs because the work environment is unsafe. For example, dangerous conditions on the premises, defective equipment, hazardous chemicals, and more can cause injury or illness. Additionally, jobs that require difficult or repetitive movements—such as a factory job or job in construction—may cause injury.
Workplace injuries can develop suddenly from an accident or they can develop slowly over time.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common causes of workplace injuries in the United States include:
- Contact with objects and equipment
- Overexertion and bodily reaction
- Slips and falls
- Trips without falls
These accidents can result in various injuries including but not limited to:
- Broken bones
- Nerve damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Cancer or degenerative diseases
- Wrongful death of a family member
It is important to remember that you can fall in a construction zone or in an office. Car accidents can occur while delivering loads or while running errands for your boss. No matter what type of worker you are, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. A work injury attorney in San Antonio will conduct a thorough investigation of your case and fight for your rights.What Can You Receive Compensation For?
If you have been injured on the job, a lawyer can help you receive compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment
- And more
In many states, employers are required to provide workers’ compensation coverage. In Texas, the rules are different. Texas is one of the few states where employers are not required to have workers’ compensation coverage.
When employers subscribe to workers' compensation insurance, it puts a limit on the amount and type of compensation that an injured employee may receive. The limits are set within the law.
If an employer does not subscribe to workers’ compensation insurance, it leaves an employer open to personal injury lawsuits. The damages and attorney fees are almost unlimited.
A San Antonio Texas work accident lawyer is familiar with state and federal laws regarding personal injury lawsuits and will navigate these complex systems on your behalf.Do Not Wait to File a Claim
If you have been injured on the job, or if you have lost a loved one as a result of a workplace accident, do not wait to file a claim. Injured workers must file injury reports within thirty days of the injury, must appeal the first impairment rating within 90 days of its issuance, and must file the formal paperwork for the workers' compensation claim within one year of the injury.
Check out Carabin Shaw’s client reviews. Our lawyers will work with you every step of the way. We offer a free case review / initial consultation. Someone is available to speak with you 24/7. Both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking staff are available. Call toll free: 800-862-1260.