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 is an important
step to getting your life back after an workplace accident.
Why You Need a Work Injury Lawyer
Work injury claims in Texas are not always straightforward. Unlike other
states, Texas does not require private businesses to have workers' comp
insurance, which means injured workers may need to file a
personal injury lawsuit against their employer in order to receive the compensation they deserve.
When you come to Bandas Law Firm, you will receive compassionate and experienced
legal representation for your work injury claim in Nueces County and throughout
Texas. Our team of work injury attorneys in Corpus Christi are here to
guide you to the best possible outcome for your unique case.
Contact our team at (361) 238-2789 today to find out how we can help after
a serious workplace accident or injury.
Work Injury Cases We Handle
Everyone who goes to work each day faces some sort of hazard on-the-job.
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 fatal work injuries.
Bandas Law Firm has helped workers in all types of fields get back on their
feet after a workplace injury, whether it was caused by an accident, toxic
exposure, repetitive stress, overexertion, and even an attack or assault.
We handle the following types of cases, and more:
Filing for Workers’ Compensation After an Accident
The first thing you want to do is inform your employer. As part of the
Texas workers’ compensation procedure, you must
report the injury to the employer within the first 30 days after the accident occurred, or after the injury
was discovered. If you don’t report it, you won’t be entitled
to workers’ compensation later.
After reporting your workplace injury, you must apply for a claim. You
do this by filling out the Employee’s Claim for Compensation for
a Work-Related Injury or Occupation Disease, also called
DWC Form-041. After completing it, you have to send it to the Texas Department of Insurance
Division of Workers’ Compensation, TDI-DWC. If you don’t send
this claim within a year after the date of the injury, you will lose your
right to workers’ compensation.
What Workers' Comp Benefits Can I Receive?
If the workers’ compensation claim is approved, you will be entitled
to compensation for all your injury-related medical bills. You may also
receive a portion of your wages for as long as the injury prevents you
from working. This amount is based on your past wages as well as if you
are unable to work again.
A family member who lost a loved one in a workplace accident may also apply
for burial and death benefits. Burial benefits can compensate the family
for funeral and burial costs, while death benefits can replace the loss
of income from a spouse or parent.
Does Fault Matter in Work Injury Cases?
If your employer has workers' compensation insurance, it doesn't matter
who was at fault for your injury; workers' comp covers any on-the-job
injury, except in very rare cases where an employee's own actions were
so egregiously irresponsible to be outside the scope of the insurance.
However, if your employer doesn't have workers' comp insurance and you
want to file a personal injury claim, it may be necessary to prove that
they were at fault for your injury. The same is true for third-party claims,
where a defective product or negligent property owner contributed to your injury.
Contact an Attorney for a Free Consultation
Bandas Law Firm is ready to help you get back on your feet after a workplace
accident. Our attorneys work with experienced investigators and medical
experts to establish the severity of your injury and prove how it occured.
Your initial consultation with us 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 Texas work injury attorneys at (361) 238-2789 today to get started.