Texas Industrial Injury Lawyers
At the Bandas Law Firm, we know that there are a variety of different industrial injuries that can plague people at their jobs because of workplace accidents. These accidents can result in subsequent injuries that range from being very minor to causing death, but in any case, if you are injured, you deserve compensation. It is vital that you find an attorney who understands state laws because they can differ and industrial injury cases are a good example of this. In Texas, employers are not required to hold workers’ compensation insurance in most cases. As a result, if something happens to you, then you could be at a disadvantage for getting compensation. You won’t be able to file against workers’ compensation and your only recourse will be to fill a lawsuit.
Injuries from Industrial Accidents
Because industry can differ so much and because the type of machinery and equipment available can be very unique, the types of injuries that can occur are varied as well. Some of the most common types of injuries include:
- Loss of extremities, including fingers, toes, hands and feet while using faulty equipment.
- Burns from chemicals used in the workplace.
- Accidents involving heavy machinery and forklifts.
- Injuries due to having to make the same repetitive motion every day.
- Injuries from slips and falls.
- Injuries to the back, knees, and head.
Many employees are injured simply because they have to do the same thing over and over again. Other people become injured due to faulty equipment. There are even cases of disease and illness from being exposed to a chemical or toxic substance while in the workplace.
If you or a family member has suffered from industrial injuries, then be sure to contact the Bandas Law Firm today. We will work with you to determine what type of case you may have and we will always work to look after your best interests.
What to Do
To begin with, if you are injured at work, then you will need to find out whether or not your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance. If they do, you will be able to file a claim against it. However, if they do not, then you will need to file against the employer or whatever party was responsible and negligent.
You will need to see a physician so that you can get the medical help you need and so that you can get information to prove injury in the workplace. You will also need information on when you will be able to return to work.
Navigating the laws surrounding industrial injuries can be difficult. That’s because you have to prove negligence or you have to prove that something in the workplace that you are required to do is the reason you were injured. Without the assistance of an experienced attorney, this can be very difficult. Remember that a dispute will also involve the other party attempting to prove that you did something wrong and that is how you got injured. With legal representation, though, your rights will be looked after.
Industrial injuries can be detrimental. They can result in loss of wages, medical bills, and much more. They could also injure you in a way that you suffer from for the rest of your life. If you or a loved one has been injured in the industrial workplace, then contact the Bandas Law Firm as soon as possible.
Bandas Law Firm is a leading personal injury law firm in Corpus Christi, Texas that serves all of South Texas. Our law firm specializes in practice areas such as car accidents, truck accidents, oil field accidents and railroad cancer lawsuits. To schedule a consultation with one of our practicing attorneys, please give us a call at (361) 222-2222 or complete our inquiry contact form.