Corpus Christi Work Injury Attorneys
You Need Competent Counsel after a Workplace Accident
A work injury can leave you facing an uncertain future. You may require
extensive (and expensive) medical care that makes you unable to work.
In some cases, the injury may be so bad you cannot return to the same
job at all. Recovering fair benefits and compensation can be important
as you try to find your next steps.
The Bandas Law Firm delivers compassionate and experienced legal representation
to injured workers in Nueces County and throughout Texas. Our Corpus Christi
work injury attorneys can talk to you about your right to workers’
compensation benefits and your potential ability to file a personal injury
lawsuit if a third party is responsible for your injuries. A personal
injury lawsuit can open the door to additional damages that workers’
compensation does not cover, such as pain and suffering, full coverage
for lost and potential earnings, and more.
Contact our team at (361) 238-2789 today to find out how we can help after
a serious workplace accident or injury.
Dangers in the Workplace
Everyone who goes to work each day faces some sort of hazard at the office.
However, we are not all at equal risk. Employees who work with big machinery,
caustic chemicals, and heavy items are more likely to suffer a workplace
injury. Another dangerous occupation: Any job that involves driving. Car
accidents are typically the largest cause of worker deaths.
In 2018, the occupations that made up the largest percentage of workers’
comp claims were:
- Freight, stock, and material movers (7.6%)
- Drivers of big trucks (5.5%)
- Janitors/cleaners (4.0%)
- Nursing assistants (3.7%)
- Maintenance and repair workers (3.3%)
Over $48 million was paid out in 2018 to injured workers to help them access
treatment and pay the bills when an accident caused them to miss long
periods of work.
Fault in Workers’ Compensation Cases
In most personal injury cases, your ability to recover rests on your ability
to prove someone else’s negligence.
In workers’ compensation cases, this is not the case. Unless your own actions were so egregiously irresponsible to be outside
the scope of the insurance, it doesn’t matter who or what caused
the accident. You have a
right to receive workers’ compensation for any serious accident that happens while you’re on the job.
Can it be useful to assign fault in workers’ comp cases? Sometimes.
If a third party’s negligence caused the accident, rather than any
of your employer’s actions, you might also be able to bring a personal
injury claim in court. Aside from holding the guilty party responsible
for their actions, filing a lawsuit can help you receive a hefty settlement
to supplement your workers’ comp payments. In court, you can recover
a wider range of damages (such as missed work and pain and suffering)
and make your case for why you deserve this compensation.
Work Injury Cases We Handle
Any employee in any industry may be injured while on the job, and we are
here to help when that happens. Accidents, exposure to hazardous substances,
repetitive motion, overexertion, and even attacks or assaults can all
cause serious health concerns. Even office workers can experience carpal
tunnel syndrome from typing without proper support.
Our Corpus Christi work injury lawyers can take on cases involving:
After suffering a serious injury, it can be difficult to keep up with the
treatment you need, much less figure out how to file or appeal a workers’
comp claim. Our attorneys can work with you to create a smooth process
that meets all your deadlines.
Contact an Attorney for a Free Consultation
Your initial consultation with an attorney at the Bandas Law Firm is free
and confidential. You can come to our Corpus Christi offices, or we can
come to you. We can even send a car to you if you do not have transportation
but would like to come to our law office. With our team, your needs come
first: We will strive to do whatever we can to help you through this difficult time.
Call our work injury attorneys at (361) 238-2789 today to get started.