Lawyers Fighting For The Rights Of Employees Injured In Workplace Accidents
- Candelario S. Trevino Jr. founded this law firm in order to provide the best legal representation possible to workplace accident victims in San Antonio.
- Our lawyers have experience representing injured workers from various industries.
- Attorney Candelario Trevino Jr. has been recognized as one of the top lawyers in the area because of his honest and aggressive representation.
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Every worker has the right to be safe in their place of employment. But unfortunately, thousands of employees are injured while performing their job duties every year. Some injuries sustained in the workplace are minor, but others are far more serious and could affect the victim for the rest of their life.
Many of these accidents take place in dangerous industries such as construction and law enforcement. However, accidents can happen anywhere, not just on a construction site or in the line of duty. Because of this, it’s important for all workers to know their rights after an on-the-job injury.
If you have been injured at work, speak to a workplace accident attorney at Trevino Law Office at once. We are committed to helping injured workers file a workplace accident claim to recover the compensation that they deserve. Call our office at 210-255-3088 or fill out the online form on our website to schedule a free consultation today.
Here are some FAQ’s about workplace injuries in TX:
- Can Third Parties Be Held Liable For Workplace Accidents In Texas?
- How Can Injury Attorneys Help Workers Recover Compensation From Uninsured Employers?
- How Much Do Workplace Accident Law Firms Charge For Legal Services?
Can Third Parties Be Held Liable For Workplace Accidents In Texas?
A common misconception is that all on the job injuries fall under the category of workers’ compensation claims, and victims are only eligible for compensation from their employers’ workers’ compensation insurance. The truth is there are multiple types of workplace accidents and multiple parties that can potentially be held responsible for employee injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you may be able to sue a third party for damages. Though this is a complex process, victims can receive greater relief and support that may be available through limited workers’ compensation insurance.
Third parties are any additional person, contractor, company, manufacturer, property owner, or municipality that caused or contributed to worksite danger. For example, if you were injured by a defective product, it is likely a case of product liability, and the manufacturer or seller can be held accountable. General or independent contractors may be found liable for the injuries of employees they hired, and property owners are subject to premises liability claims.
If you are involved in a car accident while operating an employer-owned vehicle or driving for work-related reasons, the person at fault in the collision may be held responsible. Find out if a third party can be held liable for your injuries by speaking to a member of our team. Call today to schedule a free consultation regarding your case.
How Can Injury Attorneys Help Workers Recover Compensation From Uninsured Employers?
The state of Texas does not require private employers to hold workers’ compensation insurance. Employers who do not offer workers’ compensation are called nonsubscribers. Workers’ compensation insurance can help pay medical costs, lost wages, and disability payments of employees who are injured in a workplace accident.
Without this basic coverage for workers, nonsubscribers also lose protections for themselves. If an employee is injured on the job, a nonsubscriber can be directly sued for negligence and held responsible for injuries and even punitive damages.
Some employers buy “alternative coverages,” or cheaper insurance policies, instead of workers’ compensation. Texas law says an alternative is not a substitute for workers’ compensation insurance, and you can’t tell your employees it is. An accident, health, or disability policy may offer some benefits to workplace accident victims, but they are greatly limited and do not meet all the needs of injured employees. That’s one reason alternative policies do not protect employers from lawsuits.
Employers without workers’ compensation lose certain rights and defenses in court. Injured employees can sue nonsubscribers for compensation and punitive damages. If they are found even partially responsible for an employee’s injury, nonsubscribers may end up paying for legal and medical fees, lost wages, suffering, and more.
How Much Do Workplace Accident Law Firms Charge For Legal Services?
Many injured workers are forced to take time off of work in order to recover from their injuries, which affects their income. As a result, they often worry about whether or not they will be able to afford an attorney’s legal fees. Fortunately, workplace accident attorneys work on a contingency fee basis as opposed to charging for their services by the hour.
What does this mean? A lawyer who works on a contingency fee basis does not get paid unless he is able to recover compensation for his client. Therefore, victims do not have to pay their attorneys unless their attorney either reaches a settlement or wins a verdict at trial. This makes the cost of legal representation affordable for everyone regardless of their financial status.
Schedule A Free Consultation With A Team Of San Antonio Workplace Lawyers Today
Have you been injured in a workplace accident? There’s no time to waste—speak to a workplace accident attorney at Trevino Law Office today. Our experienced personal injury lawyers have the legal resources and skills needed to win complex workplace accident cases. Some of our many practice areas include auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability cases, defective product claims, and wrongful death.
At Trevino Law Office, we enjoy building a relationship with each individual that we represent. Trevino Law Office takes pride in addressing clients’ full range of questions and concerns. A member of our team will review your case and make sure you thoroughly understand your rights during an initial consultation with our team. To schedule a free consultation with a work injury lawyer, please call 210-255-3088 or fill out the online form on our website today.