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Houston Workplace Accident Lawyer

Are you an employee who got injured or developed an illness because of your job? It’s a difficult situation – not only are you saddled with medical bills and other expenses, you may also be forced to miss work in order to recover your health. During this tough time, take heart and know that you may have legal options available to you to be compensated for your damages. Monetary compensation can greatly relieve the financial burden that resulted from your injury.

To protect your rights and obtain what you truly deserve, let an experienced Texas construction accident attorney help you. Cook Law Firm is a highly trusted personal injury law firm in Texas, committed to fighting for people who have been seriously injured on the job. Talk to us today about your work injury or illness.

Accidents, Injuries, And Illnesses in Texas Workplaces

Did you know that in Texas, more than 256,000 workers suffered injuries or illnesses on the job in 2015 alone? The numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show just how common it is to be injured or acquire an illness at work. Usually, such injuries and illnesses occur in construction sites, manufacturing plants, oilfield and mining sites, and ranches or farms, but anyone in any line of work can become a victim.

Some of the most common accidents in workplaces include:

  • Falls from higher levels (from ladders, scaffoldings, etc)
  • Contact with falling or high-speed objects
  • Fires and explosions
  • Electrocution
  • Transportation accidents, especially involving trucks, forklifts and other large vehicles
  • Equipment or machinery accidents
  • Chemical or toxic exposure
  • Heavy-lifting accidents
  • Slipping or tripping accidents

Such accidents often lead to serious damage such as neck or back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, eyesight damage, hearing damage, fractures, loss of limbs, paralysis, burns, and even death.

Aside from these accidents – which typically occur suddenly and violently – there are also health conditions that employees may acquire gradually over time. Some examples are:

  • Asbestosis, a lung disease caused by exposure to asbestos, which may even lead to a deadly type of cancer called Mesothelioma
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Repetitive motion strains
  • Back pain
  • Work-related heart attack
  • Occupational asthma
  • Gradual work-related hearing loss
  • Severe stress
  • Chronic body pains.

While every job has a certain level of occupational risk, it’s important to remember that employers have the responsibility to keep their employees reasonably safe while at work. Likewise, equipment manufacturers, contractors, and other 3rd parties involved in the workplace may also be held responsible if their product, service or negligent security caused harm to a worker.

Legal Options for Injured Workers In Texas

If you were injured or have lost a loved one in a work-related incident, and you believe that someone else should be held liable for it, the law provides you with several options:

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Workers’ compensation

If your employer has workers’ compensation insurance, you may be able to make a claim against it. However, Texas does not require employers to carry this insurance, and workers’ compensation has certain limits that may be much less than what you deserve.

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Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you have been seriously injured or ill at work because of the negligence of your employer or a third party, you may file a lawsuit against them. The compensation you may receive in a successful personal injury case may cover your medical expenses, missed earnings, rehabilitation, and pain and suffering.

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit

If your loved one died because of an employer’s or third party’s negligence, you may seek damages not only for death-related expenses but also for non-economic damages such as loss of companionship and emotional distress.

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Social Security Disability

Insurance benefits from the Social Security Administration may be available to you if your occupational injury or illness led to disability. Note, however, that these benefits have eligibility requirements and you will have to go through a meticulous application process, so it is best to have the assistance of a Social Security lawyer.

Why You Need a Good Workplace Accident Lawyer

Whether you are claiming insurance money or considering filing a lawsuit over your workplace injury or illness, you’ll want to have a competent and compassionate attorney on your side.

Occupational injury cases can be challenging. Firstly, you will have to prove that your injury or illness is work-related. Negligent parties have plenty of defense tactics available against this – for instance, they may say that your illness has been a pre-existing condition that has nothing to do with your job. You need to have a good lawyer to build you a solid case that is difficult for them to undermine.

In addition, you will likely have to face powerful companies and their experienced legal counsel. It may be your employer, an insurance company, or a third party involved. They are likely familiar with ways to reduce or altogether deny compensation claims like yours. It takes a fearless lawyer to be able to take them on effectively and get you the payment you deserve.

Contact Us Today

Call on the Cook Law Firm for the legal representation you need. Attorney Andrew Cook is deeply committed and skillfully aggressive in serving people who are facing even the largest companies. Because of this, he has been successfully helping injury victims like you get full and fair compensation.

So if you’ve been seriously injured and you think you might be eligible for damages outside of Texas workers compensation call us today. Your consultation with us is completely free and confidential.

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