Legal Representation for Your Workplace Injury
As an attorney specializing in personal injury cases, The Orlando Garcia Law Firm is well-versed in how an employer’s workplace conditions and negligence can lead to a workplace injury. Our South Texas clients have trusted us for years to handle their settlements, win their trials, and get the best possible outcomes with full and fair compensation for damages. If you suffer a workplace injury, you may be entitled to seek legal action for financial coverage of your pain and suffering, missed work, hospital costs, and many other expenses. We also fight for non-economic damages because we understand the impact an injury can have on your emotional well-being and quality of life.
Companies Without Workers’ Compensation Insurance
A responsible employer will have workers’ compensation insurance to cover their employees’ financial welfare if they get injured on the job. However, some companies neglect to acquire this insurance, leaving workers unprotected if an injury impacts their ability to work or live their daily lives. In these cases, The Orlando Garcia Law Firm strongly advises you to file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for your pain, suffering, lost work hours, and other relevant financial burdens. If you sustain an injury at your workplace, report it to your employer within 30 days of experiencing or discovering your injury and find out if they subscribe to workers’ compensation. If they do not, we can help you file a personal injury lawsuit to hold your employer legally and financially liable.
Advantages of Filing a Personal Injury Claim
Filing a personal injury at the workplace claim can often lead to recovering more money. Workers’ compensation bars all claims against an employer, including for noneconomic damages, unless the employer acted intentionally or with gross negligence. However, it is important to have your workplace injury case analyzed by an experienced Texas personal injury attorney from The Orlando Garcia Law Firm to determine whether a third party may have contributed to the cause of your injuries. In Texas, claims against third parties (such as equipment manufacturers, subcontractors, non-fellow employees) are not barred by the Workers’ Compensation Statute. Thus, even if you made a claim under workers’ compensation with your employer, you still have the ability to seek additional money damages for your personal injuries, including lost wages, from a third party who is at fault. In these claims, you must prove the third party had a duty to protect you from harm, breached that duty, that breach caused your injury, and you suffered injuries.
Rio Grande Valley Trusts The Orlando Garcia Law Firm
The Orlando Garcia Law Firm has ample experience representing clients in personal injury cases of various types, including workplace injuries. If you have sustained an injury at your job that leads to pain, affects your ability to work, and costs you money, we will seek fair compensation covering all applicable damages.