Civil Law Attorney Representing Victims of Work Injuries in Hidalgo County
- When you hire an award-winning lawyer with the Brasure Law Firm, you will receive honest and aggressive representation.
- Our work injury lawyers are among the best attorneys in the Edinburg area.
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Many workers quite literally risk life and limb when they show up to work each and every day. But unfortunately, accidents can and do happen, leaving employees injured, unable to work, and frightened for the future. But this is where you can benefit from turning to a top personal injury lawyer with experience offering representation in workplace injury lawsuits and workers’ compensation cases.
At Brasure Law Firm, PLLC, our goal is to secure the compensation you need to alleviate those worries about the future, so you can afford the medical treatment you deserve, while also receiving the funds required to cover the cost of living while you are out of work. This falls in line with our “quality over quantity” approach to law. Each and every case receives the precise attention required to maximize your chances of a positive outcome.
The Texas personal injury lawyers of Brasure Law Firm, PLLC accept personal injury cases and wrongful death cases. Our cases stem from workplace injuries in a range of settings, from an injury on the oil fields, to an industrial accident at a chemical plant or even a construction accident. No workplace or employee is immune because accidents will occur no matter how conscientious, careful or well prepared you may be.
If you have been injured at work, the well-versed attorneys of Brasure Law Firm, PLLC can provide you with a free and confidential consultation. Call us today at 956-686-3555.
Common Concerns Following a Workplace Injury
At Brasure Law Firm, PLLC, we make it a point to answer our clients’ questions and address their every question and concern. We have found that the best outcomes arise in the cases where we form a positive relationship and partnership with the client, keeping you involved and informed throughout the legal process. We’ve found that this improved communication leads to a more positive experience for you, our client, while also improving our ability to provide effective representation.
The following are a few of the most common questions that our attorneys address with clients who have been injured in a workplace accident.
Does the state of Texas require workers’ compensation?
The state of Texas does not require companies to maintain workers’ compensation insurance coverage, so this is a serious point to consider when you go to work for an employer.
For a business that does not have workers’ compensation coverage for the employees, there are no damage caps and the company is open to litigation. Conversely, the companies that provide their employees with workers’ comp benefits are protected from civil suits by Texas state laws.
Can I file a personal injury lawsuit if my employer has workers’ compensation insurance?
The Texas Workers’ Compensation Act affords protection to employers who retain workers’ compensation insurance coverage by preventing civil suits.
That said, there are cases where an injured worker can file a claim against a negligent third party. It may also be possible to file a personal injury lawsuit if an individual suffered an injury in an on-the-job car accident.
Civil claims have also been filed against non-employers, such as equipment manufacturers, project managers, engineers, and other third parties who have a direct role in the accident.
If your employer does not carry workers’ comp coverage (termed a “nonsubscriber”), then you are free to file a civil lawsuit if you can prove – among other things – that some form of negligence occurred.
What is covered by workers’ compensation?
If your employer has workers’ compensation coverage for its employees, you will typically be entitled to compensation for medical expenses that arise as a direct result of your workplace injury. This can include hospital care, surgeries, and physical therapy.
It is also typical to receive a portion of lost wages and death benefits for surviving family members in the case of a fatality.
Of course, not all workers’ compensation claims are approved so injured employees can benefit from working with an attorney who is experienced reviewing workers’ compensation claims.
Typically, the objective of workers’ compensation benefits is to help the employee recover so they can return to work. Unfortunately, many local workplace accident cases involve the oil fields and industrial accidents, such as a mishap at a chemical plant. These injuries can be life-altering or life-ending, making it impossible for the party to return to work.
How long do I have to take action after a workplace injury?
Following a workplace accident, you typically have a total of 30 days to report the injury and one year from the date of the injury to formally file a workers’ compensation claim.
If you opt to file a personal injury lawsuit, you have a total of two years from the date of injury to file a claim.
How much does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer?
The cost of hiring a personal injury attorney varies depending upon the type of case, the case complexity, and other factors. In a majority of cases, personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits are handled on a contingency basis. This means that instead of an up-front retainer fee, the legal fees are deducted from the settlement, jury award or other recovered funds.
What makes a work-related injury OSHA recordable?
According to OSHA regulations, a work-related injury or illness must be recorded if it results in one or more of the following:
- Death. See 29 C.F.R. § 1904.7(b)(2).
- Days away from work. See 29 C.F.R. § 1904.7(b)(3).
- Restricted work or transfer to another job. See 29 C.F.R. § 1904.7(b)(4).
- Medical treatment beyond first aid. See 29 C.F.R. § 1904.7(b)(5).
- Loss of consciousness. See 29 C.F.R. § 1904.7(b)(6).
- A significant injury or illness diagnosed by a physician or other licensed health care professional. See 29 C.F.R. § 1904.7(b)(7).
How can I file a work injury claim?
You can file a work injury claim by notifying your employer immediately.
What kind of compensation is available for work-related injuries?
Injured workers can recover, in many instances, compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other problems an injured person may experience. If you are injured because of workplace injury than the responsible person may be responsible for paying you for your injuries.
How can a personal injury attorney help with my work-related injury?
A personal injury attorney can help you deal with insurance companies, doctors, hospitals, bill collectors, and your work. Further, a personal injury attorney can help you decide if someone else is at fault. If someone else is responsible, a personal injury attorney can also help you recover fair compensation.
What are the fees?
For work related injuries, personal injury attorneys do not charge fees up front. If you do not win your case, you do not have to pay attorney fees. If a responsible party pays for your injuries than the attorney will take a portion of the money paid. The amount of money taken by the attorney depends upon whether the case was settled out of court or if the case was tried in court. If the case is settled out of court, the fees will be less than if the case was decided by a jury.
Our Texas Personal Injury Lawyers Will Help You Recover Damages After a Workplace Accident
The attorneys of Brasure Law Firm, PLLC are committed to helping you recover the compensation you need to get treatment for your injuries and cover other losses, such as lost wages.
A workplace wounds lawsuit can serve as an effective mechanism for recouping the funds you need to recover from your on-the-job accident. In cases where you are unable to work again in the future, a jury award or settlement can go a long way toward securing your future.
At Brasure Law Firm, PLLC, we believe in taking a “clients first” approach to every case that we accept. In fact, we limit our caseload to ensure that each client receives the attention they deserve.
Our Texas law practice deals in many practice areas, so we’re well equipped to help with a legal issue in cases including auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, electrocution cases, work injuries and beyond.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, we encourage you to reach out to our personal injury law firm as soon as possible to discuss your case in a complimentary consultation session. Contact the attorneys of Brasure Law Firm, PLLC by calling us today at 956-686-3555.